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ARTIST
TITLE
The Short Night
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
TO 075LP TO 075LP
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RELEASE DATE
8/18/2009

This vinyl version of BJ Nilsen's highly-acclaimed 2007 CD album The Short Night was edited and remixed in Berlin in July of 2007. It was cut by Jason at Transition, London, on a Neumann VSM 70 in April of 2009. These tracks have been radically remixed and presented for vinyl. A follow-up to 2005's Fade To White, BJ Nilsen develops his work further, based on field recordings and electronics. This time he adds harsher yet clearer harmonies with musical elements to the compositions, creating a beautifully complex and detailed study. Recorded in 2006-2007 with mostly analog equipment, using up to 50 year-old tape machines, filters and generators that end up being the soft cushion in these cold location recordings. Location recordings from Mälaren, Stockholm, Sweden; Coombe Gibbet, Berkshire, England and Landakot, Vatnsleysuströnd, Iceland. Telefunken M10 and M5, Studer B67, Ferrograph Series 4, Bruel and Kjær Sine-Random Generator and Frequency Analyzers. Also Monowave, Sequential Circuits ProOne, Korg MS20, Esq1, MOTU 828MK2, Ableton Live, Logic Audio 6. Morin khuur on "Black Light" played by Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gudnadóttir of Hildurness. "Thrown by a gust of wind onto the rainy south coast of Iceland, an upset crow is moving around on his shed. Simultaneously we hear an echo from a night in northern Italy where some unidentified animals and birds can be heard. He welcomes the night who has enough provisions. Short are the sails of a ship. Dangerous the dark in autumn, the wind may veer within five days, and many times in a month." Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft.