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ARTIST
TITLE
Second Childhood
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
QUECK 012CD QUECK 012CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/19/2007

This album is the first collaborative release by prolific Icelandic sound artists Hildur Gudnadóttir, BJ Nilsen and Stilluppsteypa. Gudnadóttir has been around in the core of the neu-Icelandic music scene for the past years, and is a prominent figure within the group. She has worked with various artists such as Múm, Pan Sonic, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Schneider TM and Stilluppsteypa. She has composed various instrumental arrangements, made music for film, theatre and dance projects, played around with electronica as well as making sound installations and sound-related happenings. Her first solo album as Lost in Hildurness was released by 12 Tónar in 2006. Stilluppsteypa: "Foreigners think we're fighting or cursing," once muttered Heimir Bjorgulfsson, the former spokesman for the Icelandic expatriated ensemble Stilluppsteypa. Since the departure of Heimir to the world of fine arts, his spot was replaced by Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Helgi Thorsson. Stilluppsteypa have unleashed well over a dozen releases of electro-absurdism laced with subversion, black humor, and horror. BJ Nilsen is a sound and recording artist who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. For the past 9 years he has been releasing records as Hazard on the UK label Ash International and also as BJ Nilsen on Touch. His work focuses primarily on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, field recordings and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. Mix all of this together and you have something absolutely haunting, inscrutable and lovely.