Het Droste Effect is according to Wikipedia a specific kind of recursive picture, one that in heraldry is termed mise en abyme. An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. This smaller version then depicts an even smaller version of itself in the same place, and so on. Only in theory could this go on forever; practically, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration geometrically reduces the picture's size. It is a visual example of a strange loop, a self-referential system of instancing which is the cornerstone of fractal geometry.
Het Droste Effect is also an Experimental Psychedelic Space duo from Eindhoven, Holland. The sound from their recent EP can be discribed as unique. This free download EP contains four awesome tracks. The two guys from Het Droste Effect got some help from four other musicians. The result is really great. The EP starts with the terrific song Balsem Voor De Oren. This song has some great guitar riffs. The second song Sweet Dreams Bandito begins relaxed and easy, then it gradually grows to a nice climax. The third song Helluva Dirty K9 is a brief but intense precursory transition to the last song Lollita Can Dance. This is absolutely the highlight of this EP! The added saxophone gives this song so much more value. Nicely done!
In short, The Droste Effect has definitely proven themselves with this twenty minute EP. This band is an enrichment for the Dutch scene. And the good news is that The Droste Effect will enter the studio again for some new recordings. Enjoy!
Het Droste Effect’s first EP is self recorded on 8-track cassette tape at Studio Casa Cassette Eindhoven, The Netherlands. It contains 4 instrumental tracks ranging from repetitive robotrock to calm ambient to psychedelic kraut and space rock, infused with field recordings and special guests on bass, moog, vibraphonette, saxophone and monotron.
Inspired by many great bands from the past and the present, Hermann (guitar/engineer) & Thompson (drums/percussion) set out to create a sound of their own. We started rehearsing in the summer of 2010 and started recording soon after as a duo. We will not be playing live in the near future. However, we will be back in the studio soon for new recordings.
Het Droste Effect - Het Droste Effect EP (2011)