Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ingenting kollektiva's fragments of night now available

(mix of iboo4)

finally available, after two years in the making : ingenting kollektiva's fragments of night, issued on the art of memory's label invisible birds.

ingenting kollektiva is an homage to the films of ingmar bergman and sven nykvist.
the kollektiva recordings are meditations on the quality of light, sound, and atmosphere, as well as realizations of the various forms of "nothingness" captured by these 2 masters.

christmas of 2009, the kollektiva found themselves surrounded with many recordings from the year 1969 -
including miles davis & teo macero's in a silent way and bitches brew
john surman's way back when, how many clouds can you see?, and extrapolation (with john mclauglin)
bert jansch's birthday blues
vashti bunyan's just another diamond day (recorded december 1969)
fairport convention's unhalfbricking
jan garbarek & terje rypdal's esoteric circle
king crimson's in the court of the crimson king
scott walker's scott walker 4
holger czukay's canaxis
(plus many more).

with this in mind, they recorded some songs in the lightowlers' barn during a rainstorm, and later added recordings from northern california and los angeles. the editing process then became something similar to macero's work for miles davis.

the recording has been issued as a long play record with a gatefold sleeve and photographs by tarrl lightowler. thanks so much to taylor deupree for bringing many layers & hidden sounds to life in these recordings, and arthur de eriomém for producing the album.

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