TTW14 - cassette
cassette only - limited edition of 250 copies
On the 27th of May 1992 at 12 noon GMT, alongside Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Leif Elggren proclaimed the Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland, a new country established as a work of art.
"Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the combined worlds of audio and visual. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer, he has many albums to his credits, solo and with the Sons of God, on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and his own Firework Edition. His music, often conceived as the soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons." (wikipedia)
A: The Life of the Plants - 13m46s
B: Swedenborg's Organ - 17m43s
The Life of the Plants recorded at "The Night of the Long Worms", Café Oto, London on 19 November 2009. First performed at Kontiki, Botanic Sounds, Gothenburg, Sweden on 6 June 2009. Thanks to Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander.
Swedenborg's Organ – recorded at The Showroom, London on 20 November 2009, in celebration of the DVD release of "Death Travels Backwards" by Leif Elggren on Errant Bodies Records. Thanks to Brandon LaBelle, Daniela Cascella, Lucia Farinati, Sound Threshold and Charlotte Engelkes.
320/RAR/MU, thanks to Rain RAIn RAin RAin
You can buy Firework Edition Records stuff and the late Elggren EP "Inner Voices" here or here (metamkine)