The Invisible City
BJ Nilsen is a sound and recording artist born in Sweden. He defines his work as "focused upon the sound of nature and its effects on humans, and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated." He has numerous recordings on Touch and has collaborated with the likes of Chris Watson, Christian Fennesz, and Z'ev. Recorded and mixed during 2008-2009 in Berlin. All tracks composed by BJ Nilsen using tape recorders, computer, organ, acoustic guitar, electronics, viola, Subharchord. Field recordings from: Sweden, Iceland, Norway, UK, Japan, Portugal and Germany. The Subharchord was recorded in the EAM Studio @ Adk, Berlin. Viola played by Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gudnadóttir. Track notes: 01. "Gravity Station": Subharchord, pitch-regulated viola, amplified chair dragged across floor, window shutters, grand piano, virtual Hammond organ, steel whistle coffee-pot, acoustic and electric guitar feedback run through B&K Frequency Analyzer Type 2107, Various DSP; 02. "Phase And Amplitude": bumblebees, acoustic guitar, Studer B67, various DSP; 03. "Scientia": birdsong feed-backed and overdriven through a B&K Frequency Analyzer Type 2107, B&K Sine Random Generator Type 1024, Subharchord, wing-flaps and bird eating. B&K Sine Random Generator Type 1024, virtual Hammond organ, door slam, glockenspiel, online voice decoder, Studer B67, Various DSP; 04. "Virtual Resistance": Subharchord, acoustic and electric guitar feedback run through B&K Frequency Analyzer Type 2107, cat climbing up door, virtual Hammond organ, broken Fishman parametric EQ, bowed acoustic guitar, footsteps on snow, Studer B67, various DSP; 05. "Meter Reading": virtual Hammond organ, various DSP, Studer B67 tape cut-ups, boat ramp; 06. "Into Its Coloured Rays": wasps run through B&K Frequency Analyser Type 2107, piano, dead trees leaning against each other, crows, Studer B67, various DSP; 07. "Gradient": acoustic guitars, virtual Hammond organ, B&K Sine Random Generator Type 1024, Studer B67, various DSP; 08. "The Invisible City": amplified chair dragged across floor, feed-backed Ferrograph Series 4, rain, acoustic guitar feedback, tape-loops of found sounds, various DSP.