Celer (Will Long)
Machinefabriek (Ruther Zuydervelt)
In March of 2012, nearing the end of a tour together through the Netherlands and Belgium, Celer, Machinefabriek, and Jan and Romke Kleefstra gathered in a country studio, spending an afternoon improvising to record Gau. Recorded by the old hardcore rocker Jan Switters at the Landscape studios in Gauw, situated in the countryside in the midst of Friesland, the place was surrounded by green fields with idl e tractors, few trees, buzzards and only massive farmhouses dotting the
horizon. From the almost four hours of original studio recordings, later mixed down in Rotterdam by Machinefabriek, this 48 minutes, titled 'Gau', represents the highlights of an afternoon with coffee and orangecake in the isolated Frisian countryside. 'Gau' is a Frisian word that means in a hurry or fast, but is also the Frisian notation of the village name where the studio is located.
Celer is Will Long, who currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. He curates and manages the label T wo Acorns, and is invol ved with the Normal Cookie and Bun T apes labels. He handles all releases, communication, and distribution of Celer, Chubby Wolf, and Rangefinder, also performing live occasionally, and
collaborating with other artists. Celer has published more than 90 releases in North America, Asia, and Europe. Currently he is collaborating together many artists such as with Miko under the name Oh, Y oko, and has been a part of other individual projects with Hakobune, Machinefabriek, Mathieu Ruhlmann, Nicholas Szczepanik, Yui Onodera, Christoph Heemann, Corey Fuller, and T omoyoshi Date.