B.A.A.D.M. 003

Sewer Election & Leda – Maar

  • LP
  • Edition of 300
  • 2015
  • A1..
  • A2...

79 BC: the erup­tion of Mount Vesuvius cov­ers the ancient Roman city of Pompei with tons of ash. All of its inhab­i­tants die and are buried for­ever. The imprints of their remains have been pre­served for cen­turies. Today one can still gaze at the plas­ter cask of a per­ished dog, as if some­body did not want him to be for­got­ten. Destruction and still­ness are united in POMPEI. Impronte’ (ca.1888), Giorgio Sommer’s photo of this dog. B.A.A.D.M. pre­sented this iconic image to Sewer Election and Leda, as a source of inspi­ra­tion for what now became Maar’. Working together for this album under their solo monikers, sound artists Dan Johansson and Sofie Herner already col­lab­o­rated on some of the most cap­ti­vat­ing Swedish exper­i­men­tal releases of recent years with their work as Neutral and as part of Enhet För Fri Musik. Like the Pompei dog seems reach­ing to his tail, becom­ing a sym­bol of infi­nite being, this record emerges as a closed world or a vac­uum, with two side-long tracks inter­minably refer­ring to each other. With Maar’ Sewer Election and Leda cre­ated a sound cask, an iso­lated sonic uni­verse with no begin­ning nor end.

Maar is recorded in Gent, Malmö and Göteborg dur­ing 2015. Organ, field record­ings, elec­tron­ics, gui­tar, voice and tape works by Dan Johansson and Sofie Herner. Mastered by Linus Andersson at Elementstudion. Original front cover pho­to­graph by Giorgio Sommer, pom­pei impronte’, ca. 1888, cour­tesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Album design by Mathieu Serruys & Joris Verdoodt.

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