Endlings album

Endlings album
Earth’s sixth mass extinction is well under way. For years conservationists have been warning of an event akin to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs – only this time, we are to blame. ‘Endlings’ is Amsterdam-based composer, performer and producer Evelien van den Broek’s sonic response to this man made “biological annihilation”. Using field recordings of extinct or endangered animals gathered from sound libraries, scientists, and the pioneering soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, ‘Endlings’ immerses us in obsolete soundworlds, reconnecting us with our natural environment through sound. Raw, mesmerising and sorrowful music celebrates the wonder, beauty and diversity of nature, and mourns the brutal destruction of it. With music that navigates between electronica and pop, sound art and contemporary classical music. The album contains the music of the Biophonica live show about extinction, which premiered in November 2019. 

The album is available at Bandcamp and in this website’s shop from June 5th. Approximately one month later you can also find it on Spotify, iTunes, etc. 

all tracks are composed, arranged, and produced by evelien van den broek | text/lyrics: evelien van den broek* | trumpet: mark nieuwenhuis | voice over, synths, sound design, programming: evelien van den broek | trumpet recorded by mark nieuwenhuis | synths and electronics recorded by evelien van den broek | mixed and produced by gijs van klooster at redhouse | mastered by jarno volman at gold soundz mastering | cover design: richard van kruysdijk| cover design photo: chris van wyk

Credits: Field recordings on track ‘I Rainforest’ by Bernie Krause, PhD. © 2020 Wild Sanctuary. All Rights Reserved. www.wildsanctuary.com. *Text fragment on track ‘I Rainforest’ by Stephen Leahy from National Geographic. Field recordings on track ‘III The Last Northern White Rhinoceros’ provided by Dr. Ivana Cinková of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Palacký University Olomouc. Field recordings on track ‘IV The Blue Whale’ from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/jhumbucker/sounds/193822, Blue Whale B call @ 5x by MBARI_MARS ©2020 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Deep Sea Ambience by jhumbucker, and Blue whale calls in the Antarctic by the Australian Antarctic Division. Field recordings on track ‘V The Last Kauai ‘O ‘O bird’ C. by Fred Zeillemaker/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab (ML6049, www.macaulaylibrary.org)

Thanks to: Dr. Ivana Cinková, Dr. Bernie Krause, Chris van Wyk, Gijs van Klooster, Richard ‘Darwin’ Ayres, Christina Viola Oorebeek, and Edith Eymann

Supporter: Performing Arts Fund NL