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Ghost Flute & Dice - Melodi Is God CD

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Ghost Flute & Dice - Melodi Is God CD ( limited 150 copies)

ABOUT THE MUSIC

For this album the melodies have played the role as god. The melodies have been the guiding principle that has determined all other musical aspects from instrumentation to form and mood. As with Ghost Flute & Dice´s debutalbum there is an extremely manipulated acoustic piano at the center of everything, but on "melody is god" the soundspace has been further expanded with the addition of violin, saxophone, vocals, soundscapes, drones and a few fieldrecordings as well. Seen as a whole the album has elements of electronica, ambient, freeform, glitch and more. But the melodies themselves vary quite a lot: where one flies like a swallow in and out of reality, another slowly plows its way through a dry and meaningless landscape. And so the numbers vary from melodic chamberplay to reckless experimentalism.

ABOUT HOW AND WHO MADE IT
This album has been underway for such a long time. The first sketchy ideas go back to 2009 – at least – and every melody took months and huge amounts of scorepaper to finish. Then it became important to find the right musicians to record the melodies. Saxophonist DANIELLE DAHL (Tigers Mind), violinist MARIA DIEKMANN (Selvhenter) and singer TRINE ODSGAARD NIELSEN all have a talent for playing in between pitch and tone, which made it possible to keep the the melodies moving in and out of their surrounding soundscapes. And when one of Denmarks best producers of electronic music agreed to mix the album it turned out to be good fortune in several ways. Not only was THOMAS KNAK (Opiate, Opto, Björk) able to make a seemless mix between the acoustic and electronic elements of the album, but he was also extremely patient with so many last minute changes.

ABOUT INSPIRATION
The inspiration for this music comes from a lot of places and I dont mind listing them. Just bare in mind that inspiration never works as a 1 to 1. So the music on this record doesn´t necessarily sound similar to these artists.
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, ALBAN BERG, BJÖRK, BRIAN ENO, JAN JOHANNSSON, THELONIUS MONK, OVAL, ERIK SATIE, WAYNE SHORTER, SONIC YOUTH, SWANS, TALK TALK, UNDER BYEN, SCOTT WALKER, ROBERT WYATT, FRANK ZAPPA...

ALBUM CREDITS
Piano and fieldrecordings by Mikkel Almholt.
Violin by Maria Diekmann.
Saxophone by Danielle Dahl.
Vocals by Trine Odsgaard Nielsen
Drones by Ole Grøndahl Jørgensen and Kristian Hverring.
Mixed by Thomas Knak.
Mastered by Kristian Hverring.
Cover by Mikkel Almholt and Connie Munch.

Sponsored by Aarhus Kommune and Dansk Artist Forbund.
Released by Mastermind Records and Obsolete Media Objects.

Speciel thanks to Afua Atingo Asare-Nyako

This album is dedicated to Holger.

LISTEN
https://ghostflutedice.bandcamp.com/