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Paul Schütze " The Sky Torn Apart "

It revolves around an inspiring raison d’etre that goes beyond the mere distinction of its acoustic physiognomy.TOUCHING EXTREMES

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Paul Schütze has worked for over thirty years as an artist in the fields of, photography, video, sound and installation. He was a founding member of Australian experimental band Laughing Hands and of Phantom City: an international collective of musicians working both live and virtually from points across the globe. He has performed with sound & film works in over a dozen countries and released over thirty albums of original music. His works have been exhibited in numerous international galleries and museums (V&A, The Hayward, Reina Sofia, IVAM, British Museum). His photographic work is held in both public and private collections including The British Museum, Pallant House and the Speed Museum. He has collaborated with major international artists including James Turrell, Josiah McElheny & Isaac Julien and musicians including Bill Laswell, Lol Coxhill, Toshinori Kondo, Raoul Björkenheim, Clive Bell, Dirk Wachtaeler, Max Eastley, Jah Wobble, Robert Hamson and David Toop. Paul runs the online sensory archive Dressing The Air and in 2014 introduced olfactory elements into his artwork. In 2016 He launched fragrance house Paul Schütze Perfume with partner Chris Rickwood.

This work is a reflection on the uncanny parralells found in our anthropogenic environmental transformation and the Nordic myths of Ragnarök in which the earth is subsumed by water as a consequence of divine conflict. In the myth, the world emerges from the waters reborn and purged.

The sky tore apart and the sun curdled like a diseased eye.

Below, where once a continent of ice spanned the horizon,

there lay nothing but a vast expanding mirror, implacable and silent.

For days, clouds of flying creatures scoured it’s surface for purchase

before falling exhausted into their own reflections.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. The Sky Torn Apart (56:39)

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Paul Schütze

Release date : 30th April 2018

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition in black mettalic colour and embossed parts + Digital

Cat. Num: GM033

Barcode: 8033959880326

Paul Schütze composition, programming, performance & production, London 2018

Clive Bell - Mutant Shakuhachi

Thanks to Alessandro Tedeschi, Andrew Hulme, Clive Bell & Kevin Pollard. For Chris.

Cover photo by Bjarne Riesto

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, April 2018

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Northaunt " Istid III "

Recordings of water, ice and the struggle to stay warm, Langås brings the Ice Age to life.A CLOSER LISTEN

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Northaunt is the ambient project of Norwegian Hærleif Langås, and has since the late nineties released 4 albums where the signature sound is a mix of field recording from nature, soundscapes and ambient, inspired by norse nature and landscapes and our role as a part of nature.

The composing of ISTID came as a reaction to our modern lifes, our world and how it sometimes seem confusing, stressful and noisy. Put of by all this and inspired by books about earths history, iceages and the forces that formed the landscapes we have today, Hærleif started making ISTID, Iceage in Norwegian, to imagine a world of silence before man. This is the 3rd album in the series and we can now imagine man is about to start his lonely quest for meaning in the desolation.

The frozen winds of the north lash and temper the soul. Their constant breath drags the listener towards the more organic part of “Istid III”. Dark ambient made in Norway, third chapter of the Northaunt trilogy, hinged between the horizons of a remote Ice Age. Imperceptible the continuum between Part I and Part II. Some will-o'-the-wisps indicate the way to go. Mystic tolls, indecipherable background noises. Strategic field recordings. A female voice in the distance seals the apex of the loss even inside the body. The dull shades fade. Part III is the watershed track of the album, full of nostalgia. A slow flowing in a placid forest of sounds. Section of a moment. The hypnosis induced by Part IV breaks on a handful of words pronounced this time by a man. A net change of pace during the ten minutes of Part V. The atmosphere of meditation is favored by shy keyboard notes. The subterranean tensions lose their vigor. Glows radiate the darkness of the night. Deep and desolate. The embers that burns the last farewell to our day. Once it was fire on Earth.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Part I

2. Part II

3. Part III

4. Part IV

5. Part V

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Northaunt

Release date : 28th February 2018

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM032

Barcode: 8033959880319

Northaunt is Hærleif Langås

Cover photo by Bjarne Riesto

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, February 2018

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Havenaire " Rabot "

Rabot is a vibrant example of how electronic music can tap into sheer emotion. ELECTRONIC SOUND #36

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Havenaire is John Roger Olsson, a composer, musician and producer based in Stockholm. After many years performing as the melancholic pop act The Grand Opening, John Roger launched his new ambient electronic alias Havenaire early 2016. The debut album ’Tremolo’ was released on the US label Constellation Tatsu. Previously a guitarist and drummer by trade, now analog synthesizers dominates his sound. John Roger has always been interested in the process of making music and his sense for details is highly noticeable throughout the sound image. Besides his work as Havenaire, he’s recording and producing other artists in his studio in Stockholm. Other notable work is his electronic duo album ’Leve Hogrän’ with the renowned Swedish music producer Linus Larsson (Peter Bjorn and John, Ed Harcourt) on the jazz label Headspin, and with the instrumental band Hearts No Static on the German label Bureau B.

Inspired by old photos taken 1910 by Fredrik Enquist (1885-1963), a Swedish geographer, the theme of his new album Rabot for the Italian label Glacial Movements came to form. Layer upon layer building up walls of sound pushing its way slowly through out the albums six songs. He treats his ambience with a pop sensibility, massive sound that sometimes climaxes in chorus-like parts, with distant piano notes echoing in the background. While other times the music falls apart and only leaves traces of its previous monumental washing sounds. Pictured on the album cover is the majestic Rabots Glaciär, a gently sloping glacier mirroring the smooth subglacial valley floor. It’s situated on the western side of the Kebnekaise massif far up north in Sweden.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Rabot

2. Enquist Photo 1910

3. Sylarna

4. Calving

5. Tarfala Valley

6. Sarek (Part 1-2)

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Havenaire

Release date : 30th November 2017

Format: CD Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM031

Barcode: 8033959880296

Recorded by John Roger Olsson during 2016 at Möre Studio

Instruments used on this recording: Roland Juno-106, Moog Sub Phatty, Grendel Drone Commander, piano

Front cover photo of Rabots Glaciär taken by Fredrik Enquist 1910 and used by kind permission of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

Mastered by Linus Giertta

Thank you Alessandro Tedeschi, Linus Giertta, Per Holmlund, Alice, Doris and Dante

A Glacial Movements records release, November 2017

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Scanner " The Great Crater "

This album isn’t simply about mood creation but pushes further at the edges of existence. MAGAZINE SIXTY
For The Great Crater, Rimbaud has taken the most minimal route to create some of the most compelling electronic music of his bountiful career. POP MATTERS

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Over the last twenty give years Robin Rimbaud – Scanner has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.With a catalogue busy with commissions, soundtracks and studio releases it’s extremely rare to find a new studio recording, so The Great Crater stands out by measure of this. Invited by the label Glacial Movements to create a new album he focused on the tale of strange circles appearing in Antarctica. Flying overhead in 2014 a group of scientists spotted a circular formation of 2km diameter. For a time it was thought that it could be the scar left by a crashing meteorite but in fact it was quite another story. Investigating the circle on foot in January 2016 scientists found a 3metre deep depression, with vertical well-like shafts in the middle. Drilling into the ice they found multiple lakes beneath the surface, as part of a ‘hot spot’ or melting ice sheet. There is growing concern that it could lead to further disintegration. The album explores an immersive, fragile and moving exploration of themes inspired by this simple tale. At moments the ice moves and a sonic scar if formed, at others the chill wind blows across the exposed water. The Great Crater offers up the voice of a unique composer in an ever unsettled global landscape.

Robin Rimbaud, alias Scanner (1964, London, UK) is a composer whose work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, creating absorbing, multilayered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated on projects with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Merce Cunningham, Mike Kelley, Miroslaw Balka, Torres, Michael Nyman, Carsten Nicolai, Steve McQueen, Stella McCartney, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel (2012), Sprint Telephones (2012) and Stella McCartney (2016). For the UK Olympics Scanner scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square for 1000 dancers and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in the company of Queen Beatrix. He continues to tour his show Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, a striking audiovisual show with Heritage Orchestra. In 2014 he was Visiting Artist at MIT in Cambridge USA. In 2015 he premiered his score to Dutch National Ballet’s and ISH’s new production Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and in 2016 installed his Water Drops sound work in Rijeka Airport in Croatia, Ghosts at Cliveden National Trust UK, and scored the world’s first ever Virtual Reality ballet with Dutch National Ballet in summer 2016. His work can be heard on permanent display in the Science Museum London (Sound Curtains), the Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches, France as part of the bereavement suite (Channel of Flight), The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum London and the Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre in Newcastle UK (Turning Light). Sedition Artworks distribute his digital film works online. He has presented projects throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe, and performed and created works in many of the world’s most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Tate Modern & Tate Britain London, Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, Kunsthalle Vienna, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Hanoi Opera House Vietnam and the Royal Opera House London.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Cast to the bottom

2. Exposure, Collapse

3. Katabatic Wind

4. Forming Circuits

5. The Scar

6. Deep Water Channel

7. Lakes under Lakes

8. Underwater Lake

9. Strange Circles

10. Moving Forwards

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Scanner

Release date : 29th September 2017

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM030

Barcode: 8033959880289

Written, performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud

Chester Music Publishing

Cover Photo by Tero Marin

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, September 2017

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