Empty Sounds Rec. presents:
Elektronavn Sacred Songbook: Letters from Emptiness
CD/LP on Empty Sounds Rec. March the 23rd 2010
Timeless texts confronted with 21th century hybrid soundscapes.
“And if ever I may be having prophecy
and I should know the mysteries and all the knowledge
if ever I may be having all the faith
Nothing I am” (from: Corinthians 13 & 14)
21th century hybrid songwriting:
Danish composer and musician Magnus Olsen Majmon is the prime spirit behind this new songbased and hybrid sound art release from his own imprint Empty Sounds Rec.
Where Majmon's quite differentiated recent releases under the Elektronavn moniker primarily focused on instrumental sound art in longer forms, his new album under this new 'Elektronavn Sacred Songbook' moniker departs from ancient texts and unfolds as beautiful hybrid songs of shorter duration. The texts e.g. derives from such powerful sources as The Corinthians (from the Bible), ancient Chinese Odes, Japanese Zen knowledge and 19th century Danish poetry. Timeless, spiritual and poetic texts confronted with 21th century hybrid soundscapes.
Besides from his vocals, Majmon colours his hybrid songs with a broad arsenal of both western and non-western instruments, and on several tracks you'll also hear tonal colours from experimental viola-player Robert Karlsson and classically trained soprano Rebecca Persson.
All music composed, played and produced by Magnus Olsen Majmon 2008/2009 (#5 2007/09)
Selected past releases:
Elektronavn: Rationale Mystique / Audelà l'inconnu 2CD Empty Sounds Rec. fall 2009
Elektronavn: Qauntum Vacuum, CD Humbug May 2009
Elektronavn: Blind Turtle Analogy, CDR Rural Faune february 2009
Elektronavn: Cosmic Continuum, CD Ikuisuus february 2008
Elektronavn: Black Zurnai, casette Not Not Fun October 2007
Elektronavn: Songs of Impermanence cdr Ikuisuus July 2007
Elektronavn: Cosmic Depth/ A sense of coherence 7" BSBTA vinyl 2007
Read some Elektronavn interviews:
By Mats Gustafsson/US webzine Deep Water Acres: www.dwacres.com/node/1538
By De Velvet/ Argentinian webzine: www.develvet.com.ar/032/musica.htm
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The album is available from March the 23rd 2010