Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Artist: Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
Title: This One Comes Highly Recommended
Format: CD
Label: Fire.inc (@)
Distributor: Staalplaat (NL), Soleilmoon (US), Demos (It), These Records (UK), Target (De) and more...
With a name like that how can you not think of Stilluppsteypa right away? Of course it's them! Or at least one of them, who recorded his second solo CD after a CD on Trente Oiseaux and an LP on ERS.
Abstract rumbling noises over a thin line of looped high pitched coil sound, deeper drones, electrical noises (but not classical statics), almost inaudible very distant sounds looped and made increasingly louder over time, murky and sinister sounds, distortion, detuned and detuning sources, progressivly madness-inducing ear aching mid frequency loops... All packed into a CD whose booklet, front cover and inlay card has pictures of the inside of a room, fridge, living room, whose track titles are funny and whose volume knob you'll always have to retouch to make sure you are not missing some absurdly low and far away thing or you are not damaging your hearing (nevermind, it ain't that bad after all); I guess it's done on purpose as this has been mastered by Johann Joannson in Reykjavik in 2001... Not anybody's cup of tea!

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