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by Hessel Veldman

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Stuurlast 09:53
Ademslak 10:55
Tongrot 04:43
Piervrees 15:25
Duinbeton 13:09


Winter-Light welcomes Hessel Veldman musician, composer and producer to our label with his new album 'Ymuiden'. The album comprises of seven experimental electronic soundscapes, laced with industrial elements, creating a hypnotic, dark undercurrent of sound.

'Ymuiden' is an experimental audio sound map of Ijmuiden, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands. A city where Hessel grew-up and still lives today. A place that has seen much happen, many changes and innovation in its short history, as Hessel outlines below .....

Ymuiden - Hessel Veldman:(Shadows of IJmuiden’s Roughness)

my place of birth…
the place where I spent my youth…
the place where I still live…
the place that was born in 1876…
where they dug and conquered the dunes…
where they gave birth to the mouth (muiden) of the harbour (Piervrees) of Amsterdam (IJ)…the place of raw (Rauw) labour…
the off-shore industry (Stuurlast)…
the steel factory (Ademslak)…
the gateway (docks; Sluisgelag) to Amsterdam…
the exit to the world (Scheepskoorts)…
the international fishing harbour (Tongrot)…
the fortified WWII (1943-1945) city (Duinbeton)…

January 26th 2022 will see the opening of the world's greatest lock (Zeesluis IJmuiden) and the release of 'Ymuiden' by Hessel Veldman.

Recorded in IJmuiden, The Netherlands @ De Goede Herder Kerk studio; winter 2019/2020.

All tracks recorded, composed and produced by Hessel Veldman.

Sound sources: KORG MS20 + archived field recordings.


released January 26, 2022

Mastered by Martijn Comes at the Immovable Substance studio.
Cover sleeve photo’s made by Murray Maffra, at different locations in IJmuiden.
Cover design Midnight Sun Studio.

Special thanks to Mark O'Shea, Nicole, Martijn Comes, Visserhallen, John Williams and inspirer Willem de Ridder.


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Winter-Light is a record label and online store based in NH, The Netherlands, specialising in ambient, experimental and drone soundscapes.

Our goal is to release new and interesting music within these genres without imposing limitations on the possibilities. Exploring new areas, pushing at boundaries, or working within current structures can always produce beautiful and interesting results.
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