My dear friend Jurko Haltuu recently released a very limited CD-r on the label Funeral Fog Records. It’s a 44 minutes long drone piece that’s based on one of my earlier recordings.
Very dark and emotional, just as I like it. Have a listen below.
Ljuset Kommer Aldrig Åter (The Light Will Never Return) is a 44 minutes and 6 seconds long piece of music, composed, looped and processed by Jurko Haltuu. All sounds are based on a 2 minute & 47 seconds long field recording made by Magnus Natt och Dag in his car just outside Halmstad on the Swedish west coast. Sunday 28 August 2011.
Due to some changes in my life I haven’t been able to update the blog, or go out soundhunting, as often as I would have wanted. As I’ve been taking up studying besides work there’s little time to do anything at all except reading, writing and working at the moment.
This will hopefully change pretty soon as I’ve decided to quit my job in a couple of months and eventually move from Malmö. My next city to call home will be Göteborg (Gothenburg), situated about 250 km up north along the coast from where I’m living now. Matilda already moved there and I’m planning to follow her as soon as possible.
It feels kind of sad to leave this city with all its fantastic people, wonderful sounds and its possibilities when it comes to all kinds of experimental cultural expressions. I will definitely miss Malmö.
At the same time I must say that I feel excited to find entirely new environments and soundscapes to explore, which I hopefully will be able to do with more time on my hands. And of course, my old friends will still be here and new ones will hopefully be added. All in all I think this marks the start of something good.
With that said I also have a short recording for you. It’s a noise jam “composed” on my way home from Matilda just after I helped her move north. As I had forgotten my ipod in Malmö I eventually got bored with the monotonous traffic noise surrounding me on the highway so I tried to get our malfunctioning car radio to work. It didn’t turn out that well so I switched from the FM-band to the AM-band in pure desperation at the very moment I drove into a hailstorm. As I turned on the wipers I noticed how the sound they made became amplified through the stereo. Luckily enough I had my portable recorder in a bag beside me so I grabbed for it and pressed rec. This is what I got:
One of the things I didn’t know about my grandfather a couple of years ago was that he plays the harmonica. Nowadays I get the opportunity to hear him play about twice a year, usually during Midsummer and Christmas. As he tends to pick up the harmonica without warning to play a song or two I’ve earlier missed the opportunity to record a full song. This Christmas I was prepared.
Geek note: Soundman OKM-II Klassik -> Sony PCM-D50
The lock on my bike had frozen and I’m broke so I had to walk to work which took me about 50 minutes. What better way to spend a morning walking through the snow than listening to The coldest season with Echospace? A nice feature when using headphones that aren’t closed is that the sounds around you often blend in nicely with the music you’re listening to. Cars passing by obviously fit very well with Echospace’s murmuring sounds.