Leif Elggren ‎– The Cobblestone Is The Weapon Of The Proletariat

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Firework Edition Records ‎– FER 1051
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Tracklist

1 No. 1 3:02
2 No. 2 4:04
3 No. 3 3:28
4 No. 4 3:03
5 No. 5 6:11
6 No. 6 25:29
7 No. 7 3:59
8 No. 8 2:05
9 No. 9 6:34
10 No. 10 6:00
11 No. 11: The North Is Protected 11:24
12 No. 12: End Song 1:45
13 No. 13: ES 0:06

Notes

The basic sound material for the ten cobblestone songs on this CD is from one recording made while throwing a cobblestone (once!) on the street outside Firework Edition, Stockholm June 15, 2001.
The title refers to a bronze sculpture by the Russian artist Ivan Shadr (1887-1941) called The Cobblestone Is The Weapon Of The Proletariat (1927).

No.1 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Geologists and Professional Tourists, N&B Research Digest, Russia.
No.3 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Friends of the Bumblebee, Håll Tjäften, Sweden (dedicated to Åke Hodell).
No.5 was released 2003 as a track on the CD Das Dreidimensionale Möbiusband, Flying Swimming, Japan.
No.8 was released 2003 as a track on the 7" Untitled, Die Stadt, Germany.
No.11. This text was written by LE for and first published in the catalogue for the Nordic Pavilion, la Biennale di Venezia, June 10 - November 4, 2001. The North Is Protected was the name of this collaborative exhibition by CM von Hausswolff, Anders Tomren, Tommi Grönlund, Petteri Nisunen and LE.

In the booklet: a part of a conversation between Jim Haynes and Leif Elggren in relation to the Activating the Medium at SFMOMA, San Francisco February 2003.

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