We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by L/M/R/W

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £4 GBP  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 152 Home Normal releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Freeform, Trust, Mysterious Shapes and Remembered Rhythms, hope remain, frayed, Careful Now, modular sleep patterns, into the setting sun, and 144 more. , and , .

    Excludes subscriber-only releases.

    Purchasable with gift card

      £58.40 GBP or more (90% OFF)


  • CD + Digital Edition
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    FINAL COPY - display copy so the CD itself is unplayed but the case is marked (see pix)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Drifts via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Birthday 16:00
Clay 17:38
Tegendraads 13:32


Four amazing musicians spread over three collaborations on one release. ‘Drifts’ is an engaging and beautiful work. Three compositions / pieces of music / soundscapes / acoustic structures / audio landscapes are collected on the disc. Are they improvised? Are they composed? Are they structured? A combination of any possibility? Does it matter?

L stands for Leo Fabriek adding harmonium to Birthday and subtle piano touches to Tegendraads.

M stands for Mariska Baars who also composes solo as Soccer Committee but never is shy to engage in a collaboration. The only ’she’ of the gang adds guitar and voice on Birthday and voice on Clay.

R stands for Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) and is the only one featured on all three tracks adding guitar, sampler, effects and editing to Birthday and Tegendraads. On Clay he seems to control the controls.

W stands for Wouter van Weldhoven who also releases solo compositions. On Birthday and Tegendraads he contributes taperecorders and melodica.

The collaborators, the recordings and the title of the release fit perfectly together. Each track has a distinct and individual approach and voice of it’s own. Track 1 Birthday has an almost static feel. Each sound seems to be frozen and locked in itself and layered over and over each other until new overtones shine through the thick fog of sound creating an almost orchestral density. Track 2 Clay has a more quiet beginning. The sense of a voice fades in and takes over the piece. While the voice changes in pitch the track opens up like wings spreading further in the stereo field. After a peak the sounds slowly seem to be crawling back and hiding in the speakers leaving the voice on it’s own again. Track 3 Tegendraads has a calming effect which lets the listener lean back and breathe while the piano notes drop randomly through the track like raindrops falling from the sky at the end of a storm. A voice speaks to the listener which has a soothing effect. The sounds and tones seem to stay more in place not wanting to move forward or backward while circling around and holding each other by the hand

A perfect ending to a superb release! Drifts drifts (1) and drifts (2) and drifts (3) and…


Track 1 and 3 initially released as Live Edits on cassette by Digitalis,
Track 2 initially released as Clay on 3-inch cd-r by Machinefabriek

Drifts has been remastered by Ian Hawgood, with photography by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Thanks to Brad Rose, Ian Hawgood, Nine, Paul Zwetsloot, Seb Bassleer, Martijn Janssen and Marjolein Selen.


released January 11, 2010

Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Photography by Rutger Zuydervelt


all rights reserved



Home Normal Brighton, UK

東京 founded organic ambient label now based by the sea

thank you

contact / help

Contact Home Normal

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Home Normal recommends:

If you like Drifts, you may also like: