Ferry Corsten’s New Ambient Album ‘As Above So Below’ Is Officially Released Under His Ferr Alias
Ferry Corsten reveals his deeper experimental side on new project that comprises of orchestral, cinematic and avant-garde sounds. FERR, the alias from electronic music producer Ferry Corsten, is the showcase of a body of intimate compositions by an artist who for over 25 years has perhaps been more associated with the higher BPM ranges of the music world. Encapsulated in a new album titled ‘As Above So Below’, FERR by Ferry Corsten is a new canvas by which he’ll paint melodic experimental arrangements alongside deep and expansive cinematic themes, in what can perhaps be regarded as his most ambitious, avant-garde music to date.
Announced via an open letter to his fans and music fans at large, Ferry explained what led him to craft
an album of this type and also what his inspirations were behind its creation. 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, it shows the person
and how he manages to balance his own life and find his personal stillpoint in the world.
‘As Above So Below’ allows Ferry the space in which to express his creativity in full flow, unbound by
limitations and to fully expand on musical ideas without an end goal in mind. Explorations in sample
manipulation, field recording, and subtle distortions are abundant throughout the album, as Ferry
explores new ways to bring his latest vision to life, utilising reverbs, delays, room noise and tape flutters
to build up textures that are coaxed into the field of sound over time.
Speaking further on the album and his change in approach on ‘As Above So Below’, Ferry
commented, “I normally produce with a certain structure in mind, which 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
As an artist who continues to challenge what it means to be an artist in dance music today, this
transparent relationship and sharing his most inward and creative thoughts with his fans, Ferry Corsten
has exhibited yet another multi-faceted side to his spectrum of interests and talents, ‘As Above So
Below’. Often 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.