FERRY CORSTEN’S NEW AMBIENT ALBUM ‘AS ABOVE SO BELOW’ IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED UNDER HIS FERR ALIAS
Ferry Corsten reveals his deeper experimental side on new project that comprises of orchestral, cinematic and avant-garde sounds. FERR, the alias from electronic music producer Ferry Corsten, is the showcase of a body of intimate compositions by an artist who for over 25 years has perhaps been more associated with the higher BPM ranges of the music world. Encapsulated in a new album titled ‘As Above So Below’, FERR by Ferry Corsten is a new canvas by which he’ll paint melodic experimental arrangements alongside deep and expansive cinematic themes, in what can perhaps be regarded as his most ambitious, avant-garde music to date.
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Announced via an open letter to his fans and music fans at large, Ferry explained what led him to craftan album of this type and also what his inspirations were behind its creation. Amidst his hectic touringschedule, the FERR project and this debut studio album ‘As Above So Below’ is a catalogue of workthat reflects a deeper side to Ferry, as a producer, a DJ, a husband and a father, it shows the personand how he manages to balance his own life and find his personal stillpoint in the world.
‘As Above So Below’ allows Ferry the space in which to express his creativity in full flow, unbound bylimitations and to fully expand on musical ideas without an end goal in mind. Explorations in samplemanipulation, field recording, and subtle distortions are abundant throughout the album, as Ferryexplores new ways to bring his latest vision to life, utilising reverbs, delays, room noise and tape fluttersto build up textures that are coaxed into the field of sound over time.
Speaking further on the album and his change in approach on ‘As Above So Below’, Ferrycommented, “I normally produce with a certain structure in mind, which is mostly designed for thedancefloor amongst other things. For this album, however, I went in with a completely blank piece ofpaper, shut off the autopilot and just went with the flow. No rules, no overthinking. Just let it comenaturally. That was one of the biggest changes to how I approached the whole process of making thisalbum.”
As an artist who continues to challenge what it means to be an artist in dance music today, thistransparent relationship and sharing his most inward and creative thoughts with his fans, Ferry Corstenhas exhibited yet another multi-faceted side to his spectrum of interests and talents, ‘As Above SoBelow’. Often in a world of chaos we all need our own little piece of calm, and perhaps none more sothan in these current times. Through ‘As Above So Below’, Ferry Corsten seeks to express his owninterpretation of tranquillity and enables others to find their peaceful moment of reflection that allowsthe listener to find their equilibrium.