Duingebied is heavily inspired by geographic surroundings – the Dutch North Sea coast – evoking both melancholy and wonder. It also translates a fascination for 80’s home keyboards and synths (such as the Hohner KS 49 midi, Yamaha PSS-480, Korg Poly61 and Ensoniq SQ-80) and the art of field recordings. The dunes surrounding the Hague are a sacred, spiritual crossing between forest, lake, and sea, where wild and thick forests meet the sea, battered by incessant and unsettling winds. Home to scattered ruins of German nazi bunkers, golden temples, damp valleys, and to a rich wildlife, where foxes, deer, rabbit, and fjord horses roam freely and die, one may find a devotional sense of awe and peace, combined with a looming disquiet. Winters in Scheveningen, although mild, are rugged and grim. The sky hangs low and dreary, the days are dark and testing, forming the emotional backdrop to “Duingebied”
Music composed, performed and produced by Dim Garden
In 2015, Dim Garden executed her childhood plan to one day live near the sea and moved to The Hague, 6000 kms eastward from her ancestors who once roamed the Saint Lawrence river. Drawn by the bellowing North Sea and a desire to learn, her musical endeavors quickly expanded into electronic experimentation, playing shows and DJ-ing and founding the Hunger! label with Baglover (scum electronics/dungeon noise duo) bandmate RJM van der Heijden.