Cloud Presets

Rob Keens


stadt011 | stadtgruen021

date: 23/07/2005

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4 tracks / 22:42 min / 31.24 MB


1. Cumulus
04:44 min (06.51 MB)
2. Nimbus
06:09 min (08.47 MB)
3. Cirrus
06:09 min (08.47 MB)
4. Stratus
05:40 min (07.79 MB)


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Atmospheric Accumulations


Clouds, also called hydrometeors, consist of water- and ice particles which float in higher spheres and usually do not touch the ground. Furthermore they can contain bigger masses of exhaust gases, smoke and dust.


In the year 1802 Luke Howard, a pharmacist from London, classified four main types of clouds: Cumulus, Nimbus, Cirrus and Stratus. Cumulus clouds are big accumulations of fluffy clouds, Nimbus clouds are responsible for rain, Cirrus clouds float in enormous heights opposite to Stratus clouds which are settled in very low spheres – just as a little excursion into the different terms.


What do clouds symbolize to us? Their origin and meaning has been solved (or is meant to be solved), but when looking at them, we still have some strange feeling inside of us. Clouds form shapes, randomly. Sometimes we notice one or the other cloud looking like something we know. We project our conception of the world onto forms which evolve and diminish at the same time and try to give them a sense while they are completely without meaning. This is a result of our romantic image of existence, that everything has its order and is supposed to be well-conducted. Chaos and randomness are unforeseeable and therefore always tried to be described and categorized. Whether this process of description is done by scientific or creative forces is up to you.


Rob Keens makes us looking up to the sky from within our cities or in general from within our human culture. Shadows hover over our skyscrapers, darkening the sun for some few moments or several days and diffuse sunlight to merge light and dark surfaces back together. Besides the loud and rhythmic noises and architectural sound-buildings of our city, we discover wide silky plains, lovely harmonies, complex textures evolving and devolving – or just: continuous movement.


That’s what entity itself is all about.





Der Frankfurter Rob Keens glänzte bereits auf dem Release stadt001 mit seinen brillianten technoiden Geschichten.


Hier präsentiert er wunderbare Werke zwischen Detroit und Techno.


Wunderbare Synthspielereien und treibende Grooves zeigen, dass man dem Begriff "Techno" nochmals einen neuen Schliff in Richtung Innovation geben kann, wie es Rob Keens hier mit einer Leichtigkeit vormacht.


In meiner wöchentlichen Radio-Show auf Infected Radio hatte ich bereits die Stücke Red und Blue vorgestellt, die man nicht versäumen darf!


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rob keens schüttelt für die stadtgruen nummer einundzwanzig den elften stadt-release aus den wolken. und dass es damit auch in der stadt etwas ruhiger zugehen kann, aber auch wiederum nicht zu ruhig, weil immer tanzbar [...]


rob keens aus fulda, zaubert mit seinem release cloud presets herrliche stimmungen für die bewölkte hamburger innenstadt. aber nicht nur dafür ist die musik super geeignet. auch bei sonne, währende der after-hour oder mitten auf der party...


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