Rapoon "Time Frost"

Certainly the best thing this relatively new label has released thus far & one of the ambient highlights of this year   MUSIQUE MACHINE
highly highly recommened, and if theres any justice, this will be on a few end of year 'best of' lists next year   ROUGH TRADE SHOP

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"One of the predicted swings in the weather due to global warming is paradoxically a new ice age which could envelope Europe. Time Frost is music based upon this concept and uses tiny fragments of music from an iconic European composition, Johann Strauss's Blue Danube. I imagined that tiny pieces of former cultures survived locked in the ice and waiting for future archaeologists to discover and interpret them.I used vinyl lock grooves of the Blue Danube (from the 1968 MGM recording for the film soundtrack 2001 ) These formed the starting points for the five compositions in Time Frost which were then manipulated and added to and re-arranged into new compositions. Time Frost is an imaginary recording of the mutational process of sound locked into ice and transformed over millenia. Like ghosts of music trapped in an evershifting permafrost.

Robin Storey, August 2007"

1. Glacial Danube (06:08)
2. Thin Light (06:13)
3. A Darkness of Snow (06:51)
4. Horizon discrete (05:36)
5. Ice Whispers (34:18)

Mixed and composed by Rapoon (Robin Storey), July 2007
Cover Photo "A cold by the sea" by Bjarne Riesto
Graphic solution and artwork by Alessandra Clini