Le Alpi. by M. Beckmann.
during October 2013 a close friend came back to Italy from Estonia. he stayed for a week. the day before leaving I and other friends helped him to scan pictures for a project he had in mind. those picture came from a mid 80’s book he had at his parents house, and they were pictures of the Alps.
before the scanning process he showed us some of those photos. as he started, he wrapped the covering paper off the hardcover, revealing this full, fat turquoise hidden cover, with no pictures, only the white title standing: Le Alpi.
I was absolutely fascinated by this extremely simple cover. in fact, I started wondering why, but I found no reason at the time. I asked anyway to have it scanned.
after some weeks other casual events reminded me of a couple of Werner Herzog’s documentaries about passionate alpinists and skiers. I realized there was a link between that thick, dense turquoise color and the extreme experiences I saw in the movies: the feeling of the mountains as a unique entity, both solid with its ground and rock and the stormy, sometimes wild atmosphere surrounding its figure - a monolithic, vertical presence of nature. tvsf.
Phase I, D2.
from the “Dogma”: Period II - January 1st 2013, March 31st 2013. music composed using only computer software and MIDI instruments. gear limitation: Ableton Live (as main software), Propellerhead reason, MIDI keyboard. time limitation: 4 minutes each track. tvsf.
I must admit yesterday I’ve been astonished - I still am - to see the Extended Limited Edition of Folder #01 sold out in less than 24 hours, though the fact they were only 5 copies. but I am not an “affirmed” musician, so that makes me “overly happy”. hearty thanks to everybody supporting this project. tvsf.
Carena, from Folder #01.
roll and lurch on the water/rope the top or coke the mover;
maids and kids wait at home/shipowners walk the foreshore.
"Saint Cuthbert, we prithee for the fere."
the “seafaring world” is the subject of this first row of compositions. released midnight December 5th 2013. this is the first album in the “Folders” series. physical edition: handmade A5 case with semi-transparent front, sewed with red strand. CDr on printed cardboard. Includes the bonus track “Pianino”. also included in the Extended Limited Edition - one copy left. tvsf.
Folder #01, out tomorrow December 5th: free digital download, physical edition CDr with bonus track and extended limited edition pack. tvsf.
Folder #01's cotton tote bag, magenta dye on light green. 100% handmade. part of the extended limited physical edition. out December 5th. tvsf.
An Orphan Was With That Caravan, BGP Ep and Ljus/Mörker in their final overview. CDrs on handmade black cardboard, folded in Southworth 25% cotton paper and sealed with red wax. out December 5th, part of Folder #01 extended physical edition. tvsf.
Folder #01 in the making. out December 5th as digital download and 2 physical editions, standard and very limited pack with tote-bag and other 4 EPs and albums. tvsf.
alone standing at haven, watching the seascape. waiting for the cargo to return.
from “Folder #01”, out December 5th. the volume settings folder.
BGP Ep, An Orphan Was With That Caravan and Ljus/Mörker. first glimpse of how they will look like. tvsf.
“A last minute submission from Italian artist M. Beckmann who works under TVSF name, and whose sound has its roots in guitar. Although knowing the name, I was unfamiliar with his work until now. ‘Fratto’ is near perfect drone, and whilst you could argue its difficult to innovate within this genre, Beckmann achieves something which has strength of presence, emotion and composition, drawing on a minimal beat to add dimension to the overall sound.”
“Le Alpi" is going to be the title of my first experimental, monolithic release as M. Beckmann. this is how it’s physical version is looking so far. it will be part of an extremely limited run of collection items, including “Folder #01”, “BGP Ep”, “An Orphan Was With That Caravan" and a brand new tape loops composition "Ljus/Mörker”. as always, everything handmade. tvsf.
from “BGP Ep”. a physical extra-limited edition of this EP will be out soon, with other goodies. the volume settings folder.