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Dais is proud to announce the first full length album in 9 years from Bloomington, Indiana's underground legend DREKKA. Active since 1996 starting with his infallible Bluesanct label, Drekka's Michael Anderson channeled his vision into Drekka with extensive tours of the US and Europe, audio & visual collages, and side projects such as 4K, Turn Pale, and lovesliescrushing. Drekka's previous works run parallel to Edward Artemiev's soundtracks for Andrei Tarkovsky, Simon Fischer Turner's abstractions for Derek Jarman mixed with more contemporary groups like Nurse With Wound or Coil. Ethereral folk that takes on a tranquil lullaby quality, layered and textured, deconstructed and rebuilt to cause a quiet discomfort. Utilizing his endless personal sound library in a manner unique to Anderson, these compositions are arranged more like a film, showing us a glimpse into Drekka's soundtracks to films unmade.
'Ekki gera fikniefnum,' is a mistranslation from English to Icelandic for 'Don't do drugs', which seems to amuse Icelanders to no end. The expressions on Drekka's recent work are equally mistranslated. What one listener perceives as absolute, Drekka sees as only a loosely-fitting frame in his gallery of visions. To 'do' or to 'make', undecided.
The title track is a snowblind short film, driven down the singular road which connects the small towns sprinkled amongst the lava fields, geothermal pools and torn earth of Iceland.
The album's opening track ('Go from my window', an anonymous old English folk song popularized by Shirley Collins) is a collaboration with Annelies Monseré which exemplifies the cyclical, evolving approach of Drekka. The track itself is assembled from two live recordings of the song, which themselves use sound elements from previous performances.
The album was mostly recorded in Ghent, Belgium and Reykjavik, Iceland and features collaborations with Annelies Monseré, Thorir Georg, and Shane Butler.
Previous tours have included tourmates JESSICA BAILIFF (US, Kranky/Morc), BESOIN DEAD (France, Mon Cul), DYLAN ETTINGER (US, Not Not Fun/Night People), IN GOWAN RING (US, World Serpent/Bluesanct), LOVESLIESCRUSHING (US, Projekt), ANNELIES MONSERÉ (Belgium, Auetic/Bluesanct), RIVULETS (US, Important/Chairkickers), STONE BREATH (US, Dark Holler/Camera Obscura), and VOLLMAR (US, St. Ives/Bluesanct); with all of whom DREKKA also played ambient guitar/misc. instruments/vocals on stage.
Limited to 300 copies, with gorgeous silver-treated pantone jacket and insert.
For fans of Nurse With Wound, Cindytalk, lovesliescrushing, Svarte Greiner and Coil.
released February 25, 2014
Dais Records (DAIS054)
• LP = ltd to 300 copies
• DIGITAL = unlimited
DREKKA - EKKI GERA FIKNIEFNUM,
Go from my window
Window 7 (From Wonderland to Braintree on the MBTA)
Ekki gera fikniefnum,
Tarwestraat 52 (late night)
Ekki gera fikniefnum, (reprise)
A1_ Annelies Monseré - vocals / Drekka - else . recorded live in Namur + Gent, Belgium, 21+23 Dec 09 . melody and words from an anonymous old English folk song, as popularized by Shirley Collins .
A2_ recorded live at The Bishop, Bloomington, 24 Aug 10 . guitar loop recorded while Shane Butler of Quilt soundchecked .
A3+B2_ þorir Georg - guitar / Drekka - else . recorded in Reykjavik, May 2010 . originally self-released as a 3" CDR in an edition of 20 copies for the Drekka / My Summer As A Salvation Soldier 'Matters of Tone / Iceland 2010' tour .
B1_ recorded live at Rachael's Cafe, Bloomington, 16 Sep 10 .
Produced and mixed at Bluesanct HQ by Mkl Anderson, 2009/2010 .
Mastered at Bonati Mastering NYC by Josh Bonati, 2013 .
Design and self-portraits by Drekka for 4K Design .