Kutiman - Surface Currents

by Kutiman

Offshore 15:12



“Music for doing things”. That’s the intention Kutiman had for ‘Surface Currents’, his forthcoming album of ambient atmospherics and modular experiments. However, it’s beautiful sounds are deeply calming and refreshing, making this a perfect album to do nothing to, as well. Composed and recorded at his home in the middle of the Negev Desert, where the solace and tranquility of his surroundings allow him to truly stretch his creativity. Kutiman's quiet and solitary lifestyle imbues this project with an ethereal yet joyous aura.

Kutiman’s “compulsion to create”, as he puts it, is relentless. So much so, he made a promise to himself to deliver a number of projects over the course of the year, each one exploring a different side of his musical mind. The concept for ‘Surface Currents’ sprung into being whilst the producer and multi-disciplinary artist was working on visual clips and animation. His preferred music for such tasks being ambient, and classical Indian ragas, his “practical music”. Listening repeatedly to Terry Riley, William Basinski, and in particular the latter’s ‘Water Music’ album, he felt inspired to record his own ambient music. The experience of making this music was just as refreshing and therapeutic for Kutiman too, as it allowed for long and slow improvisations, exploring and delving into one instrument at a time.


released February 23, 2021

Music and Artwork by Kutiman

Mixed by Ronen Sabo @ Nenorion

Surface Currents:
korg micro 500 synth

CRB Diamond 718 Organ
Farfisa Vip 200 Organ
Juno 6 synth
Korg Micro 500 synth
Univox minikorg 700 synth

Coral Blossom:
Juno 6 synth
Korg Micro 500 synth
CRB Diamond 718 Organ
Hohner String Performer

Additional gear used during the recordings of the album
Roland space echo Re 201
Mu tron Bi phase


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Kutiman Tze'Elim, Israel

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, orchestra leader, digital mixologist, and filmmaker.

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