Ingenting Kollektiva ‎– Fragments Of Night

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Invisible Birds ‎– ib004
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A1 Fragments Of Night, A
Edited By – Diane Granahan, Matthew Swiezynski
20:21
B1 Fragments Of Night, B
Edited By – Kirston Lightowler, Tarrl Lightowler
22:01

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Ingenting Kollektiva is comprised of Diane Granahan, Kirston Lightowler, Tarrl Lightowler, and Matthew Swiezynski, and is an homage to the films of Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist.

This album is inspired by various recordings from 1969.

Recorded in the Drei Gewässer barn, rain storm recording 25.12.2009 & Drei Gewässer Studios 27.12.2009.
Plus Oiseaux Invisibles Studios, California, 2011.

Instruments : bells, bowed tibetan prayer bowl, cello, field recordings, guitars, harmonium, loops, nightingale devise, portable 78 player (Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, Walter Gieseking), psaltery, tenor sax, shakuhachi flute (Watazumido-Shuso)

Limited edition of 545 copies including a download code.

Due to a manufacturing error, this album was not actually released until February 2012, though album says 2011

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March 27, 2013

The devious ides of March may be yet over but Ingenting Kollektiva provided the soundtrack this year. This is organic, found sound design of the highest order; the LP consists of two long form compositions which set their sights on capturing the late twilight hours after the sun has set over the horizon. Through the usage of menacing, rumbling tides of acoustic interplay, they usher in the night and we stand in silent observance of it. The butterflies flutter this way and that, crickets begin to chirp in the hazy distance. You can just begin to smell the distant burning leaves and clippings which are offered up reverently albeit unconsciously to the stars which begin to come out slyly as the sky turns from the deep, penetrating blue of day into the gray wispy hints of the evening. Sit about, if you like, on your porch or as I did out back on the patio with this on. If you took all of Tor Lundvall's paintings and then stripped out all the color you would have on your hands what Fragments of Night contains. There's no direct line between these two artists but the starkly similar manner in which they summon up such elegant depictions of the silent places in our lives is riveting.

While your mind strolls along to these two tracks, enjoy how it wanders from the path; this is all purely instrumental work, there are no words or catch phrases to distract you from meditating on your own existence. There is a rough, coarse texture to what the Kollektiva compose on Fragments of Night. You almost get the feeling they woke from a dream and tried to nail it all back down before the wisps of imagination were excised in the harsh light of day.
stevensteven327

stevensteven327

October 31, 2012

It's impossible to find these kind of soundscapes from any other artist. Take it from me, do yourself a favor: buy this release.
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

October 4, 2012
Ingenting Kollektiva make the kind of organic ambient drone that washes over your senses like a slow rolling fog, seeking to create an environment which reflects on the “quality of light, sound and atmosphere” explored in the films by Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist. The four members of this collective, Diane Granahan, Kirston Lightowler, Tarrl Lightowler, and Matthew Swiezynski, weave two long-playing tracks (both at approximately 20 minutes), for this fourth catalog edition on Invisible Birds, a small label, co-founded by the above Granahan and Swiezynsski, publishing hand-packaged limited edition releases, based on the idea of “tiny feathered workers motionlessly charting immensity.” Fragments Of Night, however, creates a soundtrack to feathered fowls unseen. Acoustically effected instruments, such as cello, shakuhachi flute, bells, and even a bowed Tibetan prayer bowl, swim in a continuously churned cauldron of field recordings, 78-record snippets, and auditory documents of wild life. Fragments of Night is a delicate meditation on sound, unhurried and unapologetic in its flawless execution. Add to that a mastering touch by Taylor Deupree, and you’ve got a fantastic album for fans of Celer, Kreng, Black Swan and 36. Pressed on a beautiful limited edition vinyl, this is a record to be played late into the night until the sound drowns in dreamworld. Stay tuned for another album from Ingenting Kollektiva, titled Lost Beyond Telling, already promised by Invisible Birds…