new to stock as of
may 16th, 2008
|creel pone (netherlands) #cp 089 cd|
lárus halldór grímsson / thorsteinn hauksson “íslensk raftónlist • electronic music from iceland” compact disc-recordable
- lárus halldór grímsson - vetrarrómantik • winter romanticism (19:30) 1982-83
hjarnfjúk • drifting snow (7:05)
skammdegisórar • mid-winter phantoms (6:17)
himinglætur • gleams in the sky (5:45)
- thorsteinn hauksson - sonata (22:05) 1980
|ah, yes ; here’s mr. p.c. c.p.’s treatment of the other known icelandic early electronic music lp (the first, while not really “icelandic” in the sense that it was composed @ ucsd :: thorkell sigurbjörnsson’s “la jolla good friday” - creel pone #52 - but then again these two pieces were composed in holland and sweden, respectively) ...|
despite that each side-length piece (composed, respectively, by lárus halldór grímsson & thorsteinn hauksson) was composed at the dawn of the 1980s, the music here more in common, timbrally and technique-wise, with the danish late-60s “scene” (bent lorentzen’s ‘heaven and hell’ epic “the botomless pit”, specifically, but also the work of else-marie pade and jørgen plaetner) ...
the first movement of grímsson’s “vetrarrómantik” is quite gestural / minimal compared to the shuddering rhythmics & blasted synthesized thunderclaps that dot the second & third (making full use of the instituut voor sonologie’s arsenal of analogue synthesis tools ; despite the year nary a “plonky” computer-attack in sight !!!) ... hauksson’s “sonata” progresses in a similar fashion (substitute the instituut’s hand-wired modules with ems stockholm’s sprawling ems synthi 100 & buchla systems ; the same heard on akos rozmann’s epic “images of the dream and death”) utilizing a wide array of barber-pole / shepard tone patterns at the piece’s crescendo before settling into a long section of wafting fm tonalities that wouldn’t at all seem out of place on an autechre lp ...
this creel pone edition comes complete with a reprint of the 4-page booklet in both icelandic and english, containing an excellent overview of “icelandic electronic music” (from the early 60s to the mid-80s), composer bios and information regarding the specific construction of these two epics ...
|creel pone press release...|
this creel pone edition includes:
1 x crystal-clear resealable polypropylene cd sleeve with a black / gold foil stamp affixed to the exterior
1 x single-sided six-color inkjet-printed hand-cut photo-stock booklet
1 x double-sided four page one-color laser-printed hand-cut insert
1 x six-color inkjet-printed compact disc recordable in a high-density round-bottom cd sleeve