FERR, the alias from electronic music producer Ferry Corsten, is the showcase of a body of intimate compositions. For over 25 years, Ferry has perhaps been more associated with the higher BPM ranges of the music world. FERR by Ferry Corsten is a new musical canvas encapsulated in a new album titled “As Above So Below.” The Dutch DJ paints melodic experimental arrangements, alongside deep and expansive cinematic themes. This project is his most ambitious, avant-garde music to date, and something fans need to explore.
Ferry announced via an open letter what led him to craft such a unique album, and the inspirations behind it. Amidst his hectic touring schedule, the FERR project and this debut studio album “As Above So Below” is a catalogue of work that reflects a deeper side to Ferry as a producer, a DJ, a husband, and a father. Also, it shows how he manages to balance his own life and find his personal still-point in the world.
Bringing the project to life
“As Above So Below” allows Ferry Corsten the space in which to express his creativity in full flow. He’s unbound by limitations and expands on musical ideas without an end goal in mind. Explorations in sample manipulation, field recording, and subtle distortions are abundant throughout the album. Ferry explores new ways to bring his latest vision to life by utilizing reverbs, delays, room noise, and tape flutters. Consequently, this approach builds up textures coaxed into the field of sound over time.
“I normally produce with a certain structure in mind. This is mostly designed for the dancefloor amongst other things. For this album, however, I went in with a completely blank piece of paper, shut off the autopilot and just went with the flow. No rules, no overthinking. Just let it come naturally. That was one of the biggest changes to how I approached the whole process of making this album.”
A different side
The Trance pioneer exhibits yet another side to his spectrum of interests and talents with “As Above So Below.” He’s an artist who boasts a transparent relationship and shares his most inward and creative thoughts with his fans. In a world of chaos, we all need our own little piece of calm, and perhaps none more so than in these current times. Through “As Above So Below,” Ferry Corsten seeks to express his own interpretation of tranquillity and enables others to find their peaceful moment of reflection that allows the listener to find their equilibrium.