Felbm – Elements of Nature

For two weeks, Felbm immersed himself in seclusion at Buitenplaats Doornburgh, a converted monastery on the outskirts of Utrecht. Employing solely natural elements such as singing bowls and an array of wooden percussion instruments, he crafted 50 minutes of intimate recordings on 4-track cassette.

These recordings served as the foundation for his double LP titled ‘Elements of Nature.’

As I delved into crafting the album’s artwork, my inspiration stemmed from the analogue photographs he captured during his residency, drawing from the contemplative essence and distinctive architecture of the building, as well as the tranquility of the surrounding landscapes.

Product shots by Sjoerd Knibbeler.

‘Elements of Nature’ was first released on limited edition cassette, accompanied by a 48-page, perfect-bound, riso-printed book which featured  all of the ink drawings I created for this project and a collection of the analogue photographs that inspired them, taken by Felbm during his residency.