Red Tape Sessions 2016 - 2020

by Michel Banabila, Jacobus Derwort, Hanyo van Oosterom

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Ambient, drone

In 2016 UK based label Astral Industries released a reissue of “The Original Recordings” by the Dutch ambient collective CHI, 30 years after the first cassette was published. To celebrate this release CHI featuring Hanyo van Oosterom, Jacobus Derwort and Michel Banabila performed live at the Oto in London in february 2016.
The same year they did concerts at the Berlin Atonal Festival and at the Kino in Rotterdam, where CHI once started in the eighties.

Meanwhile they worked on a possible new album. Michel Banabila recorded hours of new loops, samples and compostions. Some of them were used for their live performances. Van Oosterom started editing and remixing, also using samples of Derwort. The result was the blueprint for a new double album, that was never released.

Four years later in 2020 Van Oosterom found and remixed these ‘lost’ sketches again. The result is “The Red Tape Sessions” Part One and Part Two. Since Jacobus Derwort sadly passed away in 2019 this will be the last collab of them. What is left is a beautiful document as the definite closure of the CHI circle. (Hanyo van Oosterom, May 6th, 2020)

This album is a download only


released May 6, 2020

Michel Banabila:
Drones, loops, samples, voice, synths, percussion, field recordings.

Jacobus Derwort: bamboo flutes, clarinet.

Hanyo van Oosterom:
Editing, additonal drones, beats, field recordings.

Cover photo (Atonal 2016, Berlin) by Camille Blake.
Design by Rutger Zuydervelt.

Tracks composed by:
Michel Banabila, Hanyo van Oosterom & Jacobus Derwort.

Remastered by Marlon Wolterink / White Noise Studio.

Remixed and produced by Hanyo van Oosterom.

For more on CHi or The Chi Factory, please visit:

Catalog nr. RTS1620.
UPC 195081552606.
2020 ℗ Tapu Records.


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