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SOON

Liú Mottes & Jochem van Tol



Photo: Janneke de Jong / Artwork: Kiki Weerts

ABOUT




Sound artists Liú Mottes &  Jochem van Tol join their forces in SOON. Their music moves between spinning and dazzling sound eruptions to piercing but elegant pulses.
With a hint to cinematic sound scores they make you both listen and move.
Inspired by the likes of Dick Raaijmakers, Sonic Youth and Blade Runner.



Bookings: koen@yugofuturism.eu      General: soonmusicsoon@gmail.com  



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SOUND



What happens when an alien meets a sunbeam?





PLAYABLE ON BOTH MONO AND STEREO EQUIPMENT



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NEWS




2022

March 10 ︎


Some wonderful words about SOON:

“Soon often feels like a conversation made music. [...] This sort of interaction pays dividends as the sound is intense and committed, and revealing very little slack. Better, this intensity has created the sort of widescreen, filmic music that would grace a flick from the mid 1970s.”

The QUIETUS, Richard James Foster
https://thequietus.com/articles/31337-soon-s-t-review



“Bijna stiekem worden de stukken driester, zoals een kind in een vreemde omgeving langzaam de schroom van zich afwerpt. Dat culmineert dan in het bloedmooie slotstuk Komodo Dragon, eerder als single uitgebracht.“

**** Volkskrant, Menno Pot
www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/mooie-neo-krautrock-uit-amsterdam-van-soon~b7ef9e0b/



“Liú Mottes en Jochem van Tol alias Soon, is de ontdekking van de week. Geen gemakkelijke plaat, geen liedjes, maar zuigend boeiend, om hard op te zetten in de nacht, maar pas nadat je het licht in je huiskamer hebt uit gedaan. Ogen dicht…“

Muziscene, Wouter de Mortier
https://muziscene.nl/2022/02/25/soon-soon/



“Het duo wil zichzelf en het publiek blijven verrassen en kiest daarom nergens voor gemakzuchtige wendingen. Muzikale ideeën worden niet onnodig uitgemolken. De composities zijn doordacht en berekend zonder daarbij het hart te vergeten.

De muziek van SOON is onvoorspelbaar en ongrijpbaar, als de soundtrack bij een koortsdroom.”

Gert Verbeek
https://gertverbeek.com/gertverbeek.com/soon-live-in-occii-amsterdam-vrijdag-4-maart-2022/



"With the pre-released track Komodo Dragon Soon was found on this blog for the first time. The long, instrumental track struck me with awe and fear at the same time. The music was adventurous, yet unrelenting. Beautiful and ugly, pleasant and overwhelming. So many contrasts and all within minutes."

Wout de Natris
https://wonomagazine.blogspot.com/2022/03/soon-soon.html?spref=fb&fbclid=IwAR2x295s5MLxoZrLkObjxVcadG8BY0n41l7AyPHV24jqLOxoh3tFH8aZLR4



"SOON is een luchthaven voor indringend en interessant geluid, waar de output enkel afhangt voor hoe ze het laten landen. Hun debuut heeft een contemplatieve, meeslepende en indrukwekkende droomvlucht opgeleverd." Jan Willem Broek over het debuut van SOON voor De Subjectivisten.

https://subjectivisten.nl/nnm-soon-soon/?fbclid=IwAR1ja_mMZjl5jm4Lwj6dwKK-lUPQ4xQv8O955N37aRqO4dEkZgWiyYkUK-4


 

February 25 ︎

There she is! 
Our debut album, fresh and warm from the press. Released on Subroutine Records.


We would like to thank everybody involved making this album:

Produced and played by SOON
Recorded by Rasmus Bredvig at Tapetown Studio
Overdubs recorded by SOON at MOLK Factory
Mixed by Floyd Raynor except Komodo Dragon, mixed by Sam Jones at Studio Joneski
Mastered by Uwe Teichert at Elektropolis
Album design by Arie van Vliet & Arnold-Jan Quanjer




Pre-order vinyl here: subroutine.nl/product/soon-s-t-sr110-gatefold-lp/


2021

DECEMBER 17 ︎

We are very happy to share Komodo Dragon today. The first song of our first album that will be released in march.

Thanks to @subroutinerecs for all the help and support xx

Listen to and pre-order this baby!!
Louder than War
Spotify

Komodo Dragon is recorded by Rasmus Bredvig at Tapetown Studios, produced by SOON at MOLK Factory, mixed by Sam Jones at Studio Jones, Mastered by Uwe Teichert at Elektropolis, single artwork by Jochem van Tol and Arnold Jan Quanjer,
album design by Arie van Vliet






DECEMBER 15 ︎

While the recent lockdown pushes us back inside again, we decided to make some videos for you. In our studio the MOLK Factory we performed a session and recorded Winter Swells, the first track of our forthcoming album. You can watch and listen here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPZ1jLn_d6c



2021
SEPTEMBER 26 ︎
After months of sketching and different recording sessions at TapeTown Studios in Denmark (great place!) Liú and I finalised our first album SOON.
The collection of songs and sonic adventures investigate and weave together our noises from electric guitars and synthesisers.
Telling little stories reflecting the noises of the world. From ancient times towards the hidden galactic futures. In sound we dream of dinosaurs still walking around. And people travelling to far planets to build a new life.
We are happy to become part of the Subroutine Records family who will release the album in 2022.


                                
Subroutine Records


2021
FEBRUARY 15 ︎

This wonderful SOON
7” is now available at the webshop of Extrapool



Extratool: Jochem van Tol & Liú Mottes

- 7 inch vinyl EP
- single fold artwork
- stencilprinted by Knust on Riso with light grey and black
- 18,3 x 18,3 cm
- unique download code inside
- edition: 200 copies

Extratool is the name of a residency series in which a musician or (sound) artist is invited to work in Extrapool's sound studio for a limited period of time. The artist is asked to invite a collaborator to work on two new compositions. At the centre of this series is a collection of instruments created and constructed by artist Yuri Landman. These instruments are the starting point for sonic experimentation resulting in a record. This first Extratool release consists of two compositons by musicians Jochem van Tol en Liú Mottes.



OCTOBER 05 ︎

🕳️ WE WERE GONE FOR WHILE, but soon we will be back! Mark your calenders and join us October 23rd at EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen.
There, we did a residency with the assignment to make two pieces of music incorporating some Yuri Landman instruments. These two songs are now being pressed as a 7” to come out this month. We will present these songs and play some more SOON-things with help from Roos Pepe and Frank Rosaly.So get some tickets, we will do two shows, we will smile at you from a distance, we are excited to play.  
More info & tickets:  www.facebook.com/events/371055093910898/


MARCH 19 ︎
☣️️ While we are all staying home to isolate ourselves from the Corona virus, SOON had a wonderful interview with 3voor12 Noord Holland. Together with Joël Kopp (text) and Jos van den Broek (photos) we talked about our favorite music... 
DNA : SOON


FEBRUARI 7-8-9 ︎
🔫️  SOON is collaborating with Arthur van Beek. We composed a soundtrack for his performance You Know Before I know. During three continues days we will play among many other great artists at 
The Performance Show.


The event will take place in the impressive Ateliers of Joep van Lieshout.
More info here: ART ROTTERDAM


JANUARI 31st ︎
🚀️  Now For Sale! Eye, our first tape is for sale at the wonderful SoundArtMedia platform of Underbelly. Check it out here: SOON - Underbelly SHOP


These tapes come in 4 different packages, completelyl hand-made. In case you want to pick your version, let us know. The inserts are lovely, too, and there is a card with a download code.

JANUARI 2-8 ︎
⚖  We are in Aarhus! In Denmark to record our first album. Working here with the magnificent Rasmus Bredvig from Tapetown studios...



DECEMBER 15 ︎
🚩 SOON is working on a record in Studio Gingabella...



NOVEMBER 10 ︎
✎ SOON at Le Mini Who! Program will be online here: https://www.leguesswho.nl/



OCTOBER 23 ︎
🎛 Working on our first
Cassette tape: EYE.


We will present it to you January 31st in Sexyland, Amsterdam! Expect a wild and diverse program. 
 

AUGUST 16 ︎
🌞  SOON will perform at SEXYLAND Lowlands 2019. (Yours truly made the light design too. ;-)
EXPECT a mayhem of craziness...


MAY 5 ︎
🚗  NEW! Click here to purchase the new SOON pin.


LIVE


2022

TOUR DATES


28/02 Utrecht | Vechtclub - Podiumdorst
02/03 The Hague | The GreySpace
03/03 Amsterdam | Concerto Instore
04/03 Amsterdam | OCCII - SOON [releaseparty] / Neighbours Burning Neighbours / JellyFox
05/03 Groningen | Vera - SOON | VERA Downstage
06/03 Rotterdam | Roodkapje - BANDS & BURGERS
31/03 Utrecht | EKKO - Lewsberg + SOON
10/04 The Hague | REWIRE Festival | Korzo Studio
18/06 Amsterdam | BIMHUIS - Amsterdam

16/07 Valkhof Festival | Extrapool - Nijmegen
17/07 Welcome to the Village - Leeuwarden


more TBA



2021
OCTOBER 19 ︎
SNaCKBaR #2
TRAMHAUS x SOON

CONCERT!!!
Snackbar is a night where musicians and music lovers can meet up after a long, bitter hiatus. Minds are clearing, spirits are lifting. Music is our weapon.

WORM
Rotterdam


2020

OCTOBER 23 ︎
Extratool x Work Holiday x De Achtergrond
7” release!!! With special guests Frank Rosaly and Roos Pee
Extrapool

Nijmegen

FEBRUARY 7-8-9 ︎
The Performance Show
ART ROTTERDAM

Performance in collaboration with
Arthur van Beek
Sexyland

Rotterdam

JANUARY 31 ︎
SOON "Eye" Cassette Release
Sexyland
Amsterdam

JANUARY 17 ︎
The Sound of Young Holland XII
www.subroutine.nl
Groningen

JANUARY 16 ︎
Eurosauna
het resort x tapetown x zadelpijn x resort
Groningen



2019

NOVEMBER 10 ︎
Le Mini Who
dB studios
Utrecht

OCTOBER 3 ︎
FLOWERS Release show
OT 301
Amsterdam

SEPTEMBER 7 ︎
Katzwijm
bier - bands - brouwen 
Voorhout

AUGUST 16 ︎
Lowlands 2019
Sexyland Lowlands
Biddinghuizen

JULY 18 ︎
Yugofuturism

LUCIDVOX (RU) + MART AVI (EE) + SOON + jaapjaapjaap
OCCII

Amsterdam

MAY 4 ︎
DIY FEST
de Onderbroek
Nijmegen

April 14 ︎
  • V for VULTURE

  • DEAF KIDS (BR) + RAKTA (BR) + FLOWERS + SOON
    OCCII

    Amsterdam

    MARCH 22 ︎
    SHELL SHOCK
    Eye Filmmuseum
    Amsterdam