Various artistsempreintes DIGITALes / 1998
Ios Smolders (Deurne, The Netherlands, 1960) studied architecture at the Delft Technical University but quit and continued the musical tape experiments of his childhood. He started musicological studies of electronic and recorded music, was six years co-editor of Vital Magazine. Active in the underground electronic scene, founding member of the renowned Dutch electroacoustic ensemble THU20, he released his own music on cassette, LP and CD. He now works as a sound designer and composer in Tilburg (The Netherlands).
Deurne (Netherlands), 1960
Residence: Tilburg (Netherlands)
On the Web
empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 9837 / 1998
In the Press
Larry Johnson, Earlabs, Friday, August 18, 2006… a well thought out and meticulously sequenced collection of sounds…
Kevin M Krebs has a forte for creating electronic music using several mediums from field recordings to captured radio signals to purely computer/software generated sounds, and he also has a special gift for juxtaposing opposites in his music - concrete vs. abstract, material vs. spiritual, organic vs. synthesized etc. With Hemel, Jos Smolders puts forth a potent composition that both encapsulates and reflects the methods, sounds, and abilities of Kevin M Krebs. Hemel is a well thought out and meticulously sequenced collection of sounds made up of, among other things, terse startling bursts of noise, brief interludes of near silence, slightly discordant strummed guitar, melancholy chords, high frequency hiss, rhythms made from the sizzle of static, found sounds, abstract percussion, metallic noises, and distant radio voices.