Kai Hugo works in two guises. Palmbomen is a group-oriented collaboration suited for live dynamics and instrumentation, while Palmbomen II is geared toward solitary production with an austere toolset: classic sequencers, time-tested drum machines and their contemporary counterparts.
Dutch duo Betonkust & Palmbomen II are back with their piping hot ‘Hotel Breukelen’ for Marsman’s royal-blue-clad label Pinkman. We caught up with the pair to find out more about the mysterious place from which the EP draws its title, the influence of environment on their work and studio mechanics.
Canadian riviera’s beloved 1080p takes home a slice of the Netherlands with producers Betonkust and Palmbomen II joining forces on the forthcoming ‘Central Parcs’ EP, scheduled for release 26th February 2016.
Just when words like analog, lo-fi house and ‘recorded straight from hardware’ become so ubiquitous that they make you want to go foetal and listen to precision-engineered techno in a padded cell, along comes an album like Palmbomen II to take the wind right out of your sanctimonious sails.