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Definitely one the most impressive and eclectic agency around, Kongfuzi is developing and promoting only the highest quality music the underground could give with an incredible passion for discovering. Every month they come out with an amazing mixtape just given for free to all theyr followers. According to them we’re into this little collab and we’ll just start sharing, here it is:

KONGFUZI presents Mixtape #25 – Travel Tape Vol. 1: An Ambient Diary!!

“Forget what you want to remember and remember what you want to forget”

Here’s our contribution to your spring escape, wether your still locked in your office or free as fuck. Ambient, glitch, a noisy touch… our finest selection of cool yet dark music to smoothly prepare the rise of the summer sun. Forget what you have to do, do what you forgot too long. More & Download KONGFUZI BOOKING.ORG  KONGFUZI on Facebook


Oslo, Norway, August 10th, 2008. Following their 200th gig, playing before 2000 people at the Øya festival, SUNN O))) teamed up with Norwegian legends ULVER at their Oslo studio, Crystal Canyon. They recorded three “live in improvisation” pieces, starting that evening and ending at dawn, as Northern sunlight seeped in through the windows.

“We were sitting in the console room, early in the morning, listening to the takes. Someone said, ‘ah, sunrise over Crystal Canyon,’ as if the night had been a dark one. We all laughed and Greg proposed it as a title. In that setting it sounded perfect. The boys had mentioned wanting the music to orient towards the light, like some lost pilgrim stretching before the sun. We kept that mental picture for the processing.” – Kristoffer Rygg

That take became the album’s opening piece, “Let there be light,” which builds up from silence and darkness and proceeds – ceremoniously, coruscating – O’Malley and O’Sullivan creating the backdrop for Rygg’s Basso Profondo chants. The music unfolds over eight minutes before reaching a crescendo of bass and brass, introducing both Anderson and ULVER as we know them. The Sunn has risen.

“Western horn” accelerates on a single and austere note of sustained bass and low end, evolving gradually into a haunted soundscape. Crying violins, clusters of Fender Rhodes, guitar pickups, and metal plate drones are gradually layered beneath Anderson’s augmented bass feedback.

“Eternal return” introduces Rygg singing a lyric evoking ancient Greece, Egypt and the Biblical lands. The song is palindromic, echoing the lyric, beginning and ending with the same bass line and musical pattern, though the guitars are ultimately reversed as the song implodes upon itself.

“Terrestrials”; is  three movements which are fluid like the flow of magma beneath the Earth’s crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful.


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