FLP024 - Songs from a cold place - Kate Carr
Based on field recordings taken during an artist residency in northern Iceland in April of this year, Songs from a cold place offers a snapshot of early spring from a unique vantage point.
In Iceland spring is when migratory geese arrive to feed on their journey even further north. It is when the ice starts to melt, only to be refrozen under new blankets of snow. The low slung shrubs bud, and the small birds can be heard chirruping during breaks in the wind. Spring begins unevenly, a warm day followed by a week long blizzard. A melt followed by metres of snow, and avalanches.
Songs from a cold place features recordings taken from the bird cliffs of Grimsey Island which straddles the arctic circle, the desolate rocky moors of the Skagi peninsula, the frozen inlets of Skagafjörður and the tiny fishing town of Ólafsfjörður.
Background: Instrumentally it features: harp, a traditional Icelandic instrument called a langspil, a glockenspiel and guitar in addition to the field recordings.
It is a limited edition hand stamped and numbered CD-r.
Revolt, revolution and repetition.
Short film clip - Kate Carr and YuJeong Eom collaborated on a short film animated by YuJeong called Tunnel which includes two pieces from Songs from a Cold Place. Take a peek at it here.
Listen - Two pieces from Songs from a cold place can be listened to at FP's soundcloud here
All tracks by Kate Carr
Mastered by 12k Mastering.
''Carr might not be a Viking, but she’s captured the mood of Iceland’s landscape, and by extension, its populace, making this album well worth the fish.'' -- A Closer Listen.
Released: September 3, 2013.
Edition of 100 handmade and numbered three inch CD-Rs.
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