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|pica disk (norway) #pica 003 cd|
hild sofie tafjord “kama” compact disc
|third release on lasse marhaug’s pica disk label; the debut solo album by hild sofie tafjord ...|
consisting of a single, 40-minute piece of rising sound, kama starts with a gloss of french horn drones, then builds into a blistering wall of pure electricity. fans of tafjord’s fe-mail project w/maja ratkje will be in familiar territory here ...
|pica disk press release...|
|hild sofie tafjord: kama |
pica003. cd. released autumn 2007.
hild sofie tafjord has been known to the public for over a decade as part of projects like spunk, fe-mail (her duo with maja ratkje), agrare (fe-mail with dancer lotta melin), trinacria (fe-mail with black metallers enslaved) and collaborations with birchville cat motel, wolf eyes, matmos, ikue mori, otomo yoshihide, carlos giffoni, zeena parkins, fred frith and countless others. she has released albums on labels like asphodel, rune grammofon, ecm and gameboy records. her main instrument is the horn, but other acoustic instruments as well as metal objects and noise electronics has always been an intregral part of her pallet. hild sofie tafjord is, quite simply, an amazing performer, composer and improvisor with a broad musical range. after consistent touring and performing around the world for years she has built a big fan-base of people who all ask themself:
when the hell is hild sofie going to record her solo album?
finally, the wait is over. kama is here. a monumental 41 minute colossal single-track of an album recorded in the period from summer 2006 to february 2007 during dark nights in her studio in oslo.
kama is mostly made from the sound of her french-horn; although if you didn't know it you probably wouldn't have guessed. layers upon layers of distorted, processed and mangled pieces of sound form a consistent stream of sonic bliss. within this massive sound-construction slowly shapes build into an epic climax. the title kama hits at few interpretations. a quick wikipedia search tells us that kama could be a number of things; a double edged dagger, iron pots used in tea ceremonies, and indian for lust (as in kama sutra). well, who cares what it means when it feels and sounds this good?! hild sofie tafjord's debut album is here, and it has been worth the wait.