Eskifjörður is an Icelandic town settled along the East fjords, still between two lively environments. The film relates without images, these spaces became entities. First, it’s the awakening of the earth, living, breathing : an entity sometimes hostile, extends into the landscape to overwhelming the rest. Men are discreet. To remain, they go from the land to the sea, and from the sea to the land, but also to die. The sea is nourishing, bountiful and generous, but it keeps with it these souls and reject these bodies, buried.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.
Includes a 40 minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously unreleased material: It might not have been so long since Jeff Witscher released his debut ‘proper’ album under the Rene Hell moniker, but he’s kept himself busy in the interim all the same…