John Bauer's ancient Mountain King, featured on Ostinato's cover, has been dwelling on top of the mountain for so long that he himself has become part of it. His back is bent and his eyes are dim. But the air is getting clearer and crisper and alluring melodic fragments are floating through it. Suddenly he is overwhelmed by the urge to stand up. The forest itself senses the King's intentions and starts pulsating with rhythms, urging him on. He raises his head, breathing deeply. Albert Van Abbe manages to convey this sense of determination and clarity with his Ostinato EP.