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Format: CD/Digital
Release date: December 2, 2016

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Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka: keyboards, vocals, programming, arrangements
Gregg Skloff: contrabass

Recorded & mixed by Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka
Mastered by Andrew Weathers
Album Design by BMoen @ Etch Image Co.
Photo credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, P. Kalas and J. Graham (University of California, Berkeley), and M. Clampin (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

© 2016 Alchymie & Gregg Skloff and Aerocade Music


The Kuiper Belt

by Alchymie & Gregg Skloff


Drone-based ambient electronic music meets experimental new age film score in this recording project between keyboardist/vocalist/composer Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka (aka Alchymie) from Naples, Florida, and contrabassist/improviser Gregg Skloff from Astoria, Oregon.

In late 2013, Gregg Skloff made the acquaintance of Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka & her musical project Alchymie. Initiated in January 2015, and over a year in the making, their collaboration The Kuiper Belt seeks to evoke our Solar System’s far reaches beyond the planets. Alchymie’s richly detailed arrangements envelop Gregg Skloff’s majestic contrabass tones in atmospheres of grandeur, by turns both ominous and serene.



The line between the highly respected field of drone and its far less cool cousin new age has oft been smudged. When modern experimentalist Robert Lowe met up with veteran new ager Ariel Kalma last year, they buoyed each other for what became perhaps the most crowd-pleasing release for either party. There was enough sweet synth and water babbling to please the hippies, yet it avoided joss stick chillout just enough for the chin scratching intelligentsia.

This meet-up between nimble improvising double bassist Gregg Skloff and drifting keyboardist Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka aka Alchymie achieves a similar balancing act.
— The Wire Magazine
Every track is just great
— KZSU Stanford