Collects the two original albums on one double-release.
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, housed in matte reverse-printed gatefold sleeve.
Includes an essay on Knud Viktor by Danish sound artist and writer Morten Søndergaard.
Front and back reproduces the original cover art.
Includes unlimited streaming of Ambiances / Images
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
This reissue documents Knud Viktor’s only two releases on record – Images and Ambiances – both released in 1972 on the french label L’Oiseau Musicien. These records have long been out of print and are hereby made available again, gathering the two separate albums on this double-release.
The utmost care has gone into creating a reproduction that is as faithful as possible to the original works. These have been transferred from the original analog master tapes and have not been remastered to any other extent than to prepare them for the vinyl reproduction. Thus, Knud Viktor’s pieces appear with the same degree of tape hiss, hum and other “artefacts” related to his aesthetics, compositional process and tools.
All the works on this release was composed by Knud Viktor in and around his home in Luberon, in the south of France.
released June 22, 2017
Cat. no. IDL01 · BIN 00-26
Re-issued by Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology 2017
Liner notes: Morten Søndergaard
Translation: Natalie Mégard, Phillip Joseph Shiels
Analog to digital transfer: Jean C. Roché
Digital master: Jonas Olesen
Layout: Kasper Vang
Portrait photo: Annala Magal
supported by 25 fans who also own “Ambiances / Images”
This is what happens when one of the most interesting and groundbreaking modern composers turns his eyes on new age - or rather "new age", because it does not sound like anything else in the genre. Especially Per Nørgårds application of his compositional innovation, "uendelighedsrækken" (the infinity series), a kind af fractal minimalism, is put to otherworldly use. Eminently listenabel and far out radical at the same time. polinos
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With the entanglement and interaction of noise and musical tone, we seem to have traveled through the jungle infested by ghosts, and witnessed a new universe being reborn in this strange chaos and harmony. Through this recording, Jim O’Rourke reconstructed the order of sound in a sense. alain.proust