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ARTIST
TITLE
Sweaty Psalms
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MP 304CD MP 304CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/12/2011

Originally released in 2008 on the Swollen Glands label, this is the debut release from Úlfur Hansson aka Klive, a young musician from Reykjavík, Iceland. He is the bass player of notorious noisecore band Swords Of Chaos and a touring member of Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson of Sigur Rós). Klive is his solo project. Sweaty Psalms has a strong organic feel, mixed with tongue in-cheek brass samples and orchestrations that compliment heavily-processed field recordings. It definitely sounds like water and wood. It bubbles, whistles and rattles indefinitely, with merely seagulls to be spotted. In fact, "Don't Give Up The Ghost" includes sounds from the vehement battering of pots and pans outside the Icelandic Parliament, after the nation's financial crash and burn in 2008. Its inverted folkiness and warm concréte touch makes Sweaty Psalms a musically and tonally remarkable album, and perhaps Mille Plateaux's least electronic sounding album so far.