A1. Go from My Window
A2. Window 7 (From Wonderland to Braintree on the MBTA)
A3. Ekki gera fikniefnum,
B1. Tarwestraat 52 (Late Night Version)
B2. Ekki gera fikniefnum, (Reprise)
drekka : Faroese/Icelandic – from Old Norse drekka, from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną.
at drekka : (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to drink
Michael Anderson is an entity that flows through all micro and macro liminal spaces wherever life leads him. Having started his musical activity in 1986, he began taking liquid forms some ten years later. A mainstay of Bloomington’s music scene, he also recorded pieces for this LP in Reykjavík and Gent, which might soon become a small pilgrimage place.
What struck me most is the sense of candor, genuineness, and just how much he loves and cherishes his pieces. Going through the live archive one can also notice a certain naturalness in the way Drekka develops his sets. He has a keen sensibility for cinematic soundscapes with a strong effect in both recorded and live situations. As well-documented as it may seem, this collection is more like another palette he has put together, with arrangements that will likely be translated into other contexts, like a merry-go-round: “What one listener perceives as absolute, Drekka sees as only a loosely-fitting frame in his gallery of visions”.
Highlights include Annelies Monseré’s serene, crystalline voice drowned in a flood of static (‘Go from My Window’), ‘a snowblind short film’ jamming between gently plucked snares, loose singing, gusts of wind, echoes and bending surfaces (‘Ekki gera fikniefnum,’), a constant beat and flickering sounds, like dying stars, revolving around my head, from ears to eyes, like a stripe, at a slowly accelerating pace (‘Tarwestraat 52′), and finally the ‘Reprise’, that’s like a moment of disorientation, when somebody’s trying to remember something.
To conclude: a seducing artifact, less targeted at obsessive inquirers who live within their “analyzing self”, and more at those who can simply feel and see the foliage for what it is.
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