Preliminary Saturation is the electro-acoustic, free improv, drone-duo in which Dutch sound artists Wouter Jaspers and Steffan de Turck combine their forces. Started in Tilburg, Netherlands in 2007 and strong till the present day. To some extent, both might be better known for their solo-projects: Franz Fjodor and staplerfahrer, respectively. Jaspers displays a fascination for the darker side of life; with self-made instruments he creates sounds that shippers between droning soundscapes, depressed noise and dark folk. His style signature varies with his mood: from psycho chants to punk screams, from guitar oriented drones to field recordings. De Turck plays around with crunched and broken (micro)sounds, electro-magnetic waves and noise. Sometimes in a back-to-basics analogue setting, other times solemnly using his powerbook. Every once and a while, they come together in the safe harbor of one of their living rooms, pop open a bottle of wine and start improvising as long as the mood is right.