Christof Van Der Ven - You Were The Place
Bravais Arc’ sets the scene and the pace of Christof’s second album, where he picks apart the hypocrisies and contradictions of a recent fleeting romance to expansive synths and often experimental instrumentation.
A Bravais Arc is the optical phenomenon of an upside-down rainbow, and though they are relatively common, they require a special set of circumstances to be seen. Within this first album track, Christof recalls the alignment of circumstances and intimate snapshots that lead to the evening that Christof was given a stick and poke tattoo of an upside down rainbow: "It was a honeymoon phase. It was something I had not felt in years and I was in complete awe of her - we were in a bubble, where at that point in time nothing else mattered”. Dutch born Christof van der Ven is based in London - splitting his time between playing as a touring musician with Bear's Den and releasing and touring his own music.
'You Were The Place' features instrumentation contributions from good friends: Tommy Heap (Matthew & The Atlas), Jools Owen (Bear's Den), Tommy Sheen, Emma Gatrill (Matthew & The Atlas, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain) and Andrew Stuart-Buttle (Lucy Rose, Rolo Tomassi).
- Bravais Arc
- Letting Go
- A Darker Light
- Fucking Loser
- A Stranger