Trespassing - double vinyl LP

by Michel Banabila



Coming this summer / pre order at:…ed.php?item=97305

Trespassing is a 2LP compilation focussing on Dutch electronic artist Michel Banabila's incursions into otherworldly and imagined realms. LP1 is a compilation of works spanning over 20 years that acts as a bridge between his earliest work and his contemporary practice. LP2 is a reissue of his early masterpiece Marilli, a highly sough-after album that acts as both an LSD inspired DIY tribute to Byrne and Eno's Ghosts and a youthful exploration of Banabila's personal background and his experience as a squatter in Amsterdam in the early 80s.

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Design by Alan Briand

LP 1: (compilation)
A1. Where Old Meets New (2017)
A2. The Attic (1987)
A3. Our Alien Voice (2016)
A4. The Mandolin Tape (1987 / 2017)
A5. Des Traces Retrouvées 2 - II (1985)

B1. Melodica & Bells (2016)
B2. In A Language I can Understand (2009)
B3. Des Traces Retrouvées 2 - IV (1985)
B4. Woob Blip Blip (2016)
B5. Innercity (2007)

LP2: (reissue)
C1. Marilli 1 (1983)
C2. Marilli 2 (1983)
C3. Marilli 3 (1983)
C4. Marilli 4 (1983)
C5. Marilli 5 (1983)

D1. Marilli 6 (1983)
D2. Marilli 7 (1983)
D3. Marilli 8 (1983)
D4. Marilli 9 (1983)
D5 .Marilli 10 (1983)


releases July 30, 2017

Trespassing (LP1) has been recorded, composed and produced by Michel Banabila in Rotterdam.

M. Banabila : percussion, voice FX, melodica, bass, DX7, Omnisphere synth, Ensoniq EPS 16+, Logic sampler, text to speech, electric guitar, field recordings.
Willem Cramer: mandolin on A4.
Cok van Vuuren: steel guitar on A4.
Cecil Wespel: bass on B3.
Olaf Keus: percussion on B3.
Vocal on B3: unidentified singer.
B3 recorded by Peter Hoeks.
Sampled contribution by Salar Asid (violin snippets on B2).
A5 & B3 used with kind permission by Trichord.
Marilli (LP2) has been composed and produced by Michel Banabila in Amsterdam.

Recorded on 8 track during 1982 - 1983 by Hero Wouters at Hero Wouters Studio (C1, C2, C3, C5, D3, D5), Bart Hermelijn at WHG Studio (D1), Wijnand De Groot at SPN Studio (C4, D2, D4).
Michel Banabila : Korg MS20 , ARP Solina strings, percussion, mbira, turntable, tape, balafon, acoustic guitar, mexican turtle flute, Yamaha CP70, voice, banjo, acoustic guitar, xylophone.
Cecil Wespel : bass (C1, D2, D3, D4).
Piet Lichtveld : electric guitar (C2, D5).
Lesley Joseph : steelpan. (C2, D5).
Atti Bauw : electric guitar (D4).
Paul Newsum : electric guitar, percussion (C5).
Willem de Melker : drums (D2).
Martijn Veldhoen : percussion (D4).
Niek Stafleu : cello (D2).
Rita Kuppens : voice (haiku on D2)
Voice on C2 by an unidentified Indonesian singer (taped). Voice on D5 by an unidentified African singer (taped). Voice on D4 by an unidentified Arabic singer (taped, pitched).
Original photography:Eduard Vingerhoets.
A special thanks to Richard Zeilstra (Spleen Radio / VPRO).
Originally published by Eduard Vingerhoets in 1983.

A special thanks to Tako Reyenga & Marc Weidenbaum.

Restored by Brandon Hocura & Radboud Mens. (2017)

Mastered by Brandon Hocura.

Executive producer : Brandon Hocura.



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Michel Banabila Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Michel Banabila has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies.
Especially keen on mixing disciplines and music styles, Banabila uses elements and influences from jazz, electronic music, classical and world music.
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