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"Five dramas for swollen emotions. For music and voice. Based on the movies by Douglas Sirk".
By Isak Sundström.
Voice: Vincent Williams
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This one of a kind album is a co-release between Italian label Black Sweat Records and Swedish label Sing a song fighter.
Isak Sundström is known in Sweden for his excellent groups Pascal and Skriet. And in 2016 Sing a song fighter and Swiss label Bongo Joe Records released the wonderful Rocks and waves song circle album which was Isak's huge choir project he made while being in Mexico. Always searching and following his artistic vision.
Isak have this time made another project that is truly special ,uncompromising, thought-provoking and deeply spiritual album.
From the press release:
The histrionic Swedish artist Isak Sundström (Rocks & Waves Song Circle) embraces the fascinating sound world of the "spoken word", infusing new expressive perspectives to this genre with original sensitivity. These five vocal dramas are based on the subtitles of some films by Douglas Sirk, texts that describe the sound effects and events that occur outside the screen. But the result is rather that of a new dissolved narrative, of another space that explores the boundaries of emotional imagination. In this way, the poetic interest seems to fall on the totality of human existence, in an open dialectic between earthly and supernatural, profane and religious, nature and divinity, heaven and hell, light and darkness. The atmospheric frame is supported by an electronic carpet, drops of piano fall soft and slow, while the modulations of the voice are enriched and intensified by a colorful orchestra of percussion and wind instruments. The narrator’s voice of Vincent Williams has something of the typical “black” vocal emphasis of American spiritual jazz, but which alternate with moments of pathos and ecstatic transcendence typically Nordic and European.
Listen to "Written on the wind": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBohICsYMT8&feature=youtu.be
All that heaven allows
Imitation of life
The tarnished angels
Written on the wind.