Artist: Angel (a.k.a. Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic & Dirk Dresselhaus of Schneider TM)
Title: Kalmukia (CD with special booklet)
Cat.no: eMEGO 087
Label: Editions Mego (Vienna, Austria)
Release Date: 21 January 2008
1. Bones In The Sand
2. Kalmukia - The Discovery, Wiring, Invasion
3. Effect Of Discovery, Test, Alarm, Catastrophy
4. Aftermath: The Mutation
[Total Time: 58:29]
Recorded 2006, Berlin
Mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln, October 2007
Story and drawings by Ilpo Väisänen
Layout by SOMA
Press release info:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
in co-operation with Editions Mego (who will release the CD version within a notebook designed by Stephen O'Malley), we proudly present Angel's first studio album: Kalmukia. The 320kbit download version comes with original notations and drawings by Ilpo Väisänen.
To preview or to buy the album, please go here.
Ilpo Väisänen (of Pan sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (of Schneider TM) have been playing freeform noise with a tendency to drone things out since 1999. The whole thing is quite a no man's landish affair: somewhere between and in the middle of industrial, dub, new music, indierock, blues and science fiction soundtracks. From 2004 on they were joined by Icelandic cellist/multi-instrumentalist Hildur Guðnadóttir (Lost in Hildurness, múm etc.) on a regular basis.
Kalmukia is vast epic sprawling through guitar riffs spanning deep electronic canyon overlooked by a melancholic grey sky. A journey leading to discovery and a final mutation. All players involved delicately playing off each other creating a mesmerising work that sounds like nothing they have done before yet still retaining the audio signatures they have become known for. Recorded 2006 in Berlin. Mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln, October 2007. Story and drawings by Ilpo Väisänen. CD packaged in a notebook style sleeve. Due to the nature of this recording, we offer Kalmukia as full album only.