A limited edition vinyl pressing of 200 that includes a CD version of the album, plus a postcard with download code…
Konntinent is the solo project of London based musician Antony Harrison. Both as Konntinent and through his other project names Arev Konn and Paco Sala, Antony has a discography that lists Home Normal, Sonic Pieces, Humming Conch and Symbolic Interaction as labels he has worked with. His live performances have meant he has been able to share the stage with artists such as Machinefabriek, Ian Hawgood, Simon Scott, Library Tapes, Jasper TX, Danny Norbury, Boduf Songs and Talvihorros.
Kiruna is Konntinent’s first full length release for Hibernate and was conceived as a standalone piece of work. It is not to be considered in relation to previous or future Konntinent releases although the cold environment in which it was inspired also played a strong part in ‘Nospelt’, last year’s Arev Konn album on Humming Conch. Kiruna was conceived and recorded in January and February of 2011, against the backdrop of London’s coldest winter in memory. It is very much inspired by the depths of winter and the impenetrable nights of the town after which it is named. Recording took place over four improvised sessions, utilising analog instruments and a handfull of external effects units. The sessions were edited and sequenced specifically for vinyl. To date Kiruna is the last Konntinent studio work recorded.
‘Kiruna’ is a mysterious and slightly terrifying collection of brooding winter music set deep within the darker side of musical experiments – this will no doubt sound great played on vinyl, late at night, with the lights turned out – Fluid Radio
Mind Over Mirrors might not be a household name, but the brain behind the project, Jaime Fennelly, has been involved in numerous acclaimed and respected projects over the last few years. Primarily known for his work as an integral member of Peeesseye, he’s also involved with Acid Birds, Manpack Variant and Phantom Limb & Bison.
‘The Voice Rolling’ is his first solo record in five years and the first under this new moniker. First and foremost, this is a harmonium record and that’s important to remember because it doesn’t sound like any other harmonium record you’ve likely heard. Nearly all of the sounds created were made using a medium-sized Indian harmonium and then processed electronically via tape echo, harmonizer and other guitar pedals. Add in the fact that it was recorded to tape and you get a dense, warm record full of grit and emotion.
This sophomore release from Agnes Szelag (Evon, Dokuro) and Marielle Jakobsons (Darwinsbitch, Date Palms) is an album of astonishing fragile beauty and darker, more foreboding atmospheres. Following their critically acclaimed debut album, The Amber Sea (Digitalis, 2009) Fire Star was recorded during a snowstorm on Shasta Mountain April 6-9 2010. The duo performs on violin, cello, voices, harps, bells, and electronics. It is recorded by The Norman Conquest and mastered by Miles Boison.
‘Alive’ is the first vinyl outing from Keith Wood’s Hush Arbors since his split 7″ with Jerusalem and the Starbaskets on The Great Pop Supplement back in 2008…
Hush Arbors is the project of Mr Keith Wood, a good friend of Blackest Rainbow, who has also played in Wooden Wand, Six Organs of Admittance, Zodiacs, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and with Thurston Moore. Hush Arbors ever evolving sound pretty much encapsulates everything he does with these other fine projects, but Keith has definitely got his own thing going on with his fine song writing skills, whether its delivered with his beautiful acoustic playing or wild electric shredding.