Until Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown

RLP 2050LP RLP 2050LP

The label Rune Grammofon celebrates 50 releases with this collection of 19 tracks from their catalog, showing the variation of music they have put out since their first release in January 1998. This committed, consistent label seeks to document the development of the most creative and adventurous young Norwegian talent within the areas of electronica, improvisation, ambient, free music and most things in-between and beyond, promoting a scene that is finally getting the international recognition it deserves. This compilation spans the timeless melancholia of Fartein Valen, the pioneering electronic music of Arne Nordheim, the magical pop diamonds of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra to the restless youth improv that is MoHa!, taking in some traditional music, free rock, jazz, ambient, contemporary experiments and various shades of electronica along the way. Some are cornerstones in the catalog, but this is not a "best-of" collection -- this compilation seeks to show the different aspects of Rune Grammofon while still displaying each record's common theme or base. There are five 10" vinyl records, all in their own sleeve with an exclusive Kim Hiorth√ły design, as well as a 16-page catalog, also specially designed by Kim that includes a descriptive overview of the first 50 Rune Grammofon releases. All come in a nice cardboard box, also designed by Kim. Being limited to 1000 copies, this is bound to be a collector's item in no time, not only because of the limited aspect but also because of the fantastic design work at show, quite possibly the best record design work Kim has ever done.