Tor Lundvall ‎– The Seasons Unfold

Dais Records ‎– DAIS 019
4 × CD, Remastered
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered

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1-01 Whir 2:46
1-02 Another Evening 4:02
1-03 Despair 3:53
1-04 Who Thinks Of You? 1:38
1-05 Faceless Boy 4:16
1-06 Alone 2:41
1-07 Precious Angel 3:07
1-08 Night 2:49
1-09 Nightbow 1:11
1-10 Star Cathedral 2:33
1-11 The Dark Blue Hours 3:26
1-12 Three Dreams 2:25
1-13 The Rain Within 2:33
1-14 Ice 6:19
1-15 Far Away 2:19
1-16 She's Spinning 2:14
1-17 Alone In This House 4:20
1-18 Frozen Moon 2:47
1-19 Blue Church 5:40
1-20 Blankets Of Snow 4:35
1-21 Broadcast On Open Streets 1:18
1-22 Another Evening (Re-Recorded) 5:52
The Mist
2-01 Ribbon 2:07
2-02 Ghost Girl 5:51
2-03 Streets 2:59
2-04 29 5:25
2-05 Leave 2:25
2-06 Crooked 4:22
2-07 Dead Moon 2:25
2-08 The Hollow 3:52
2-09 Pale Sun 3:35
2-10 6:00 AM 3:05
2-11 Outpost 2:38
2-12 Grey Life 4:25
2-13 The Mist 3:51
2-14 Her Train 3:05
2-15 Remember 3:58
2-16 The Years 3:22
2-17 Dark Spring 2:29
2-18 The Green Darner 4:05
2-19 Distance 4:46
2-20 Earth's Answer
Words By – William Blake
Under The Shadows Of Trees
3-01 Floating Faces 1:41
3-02 Morning 4:16
3-03 Lost 5:00
3-04 Are You There? 2:28
3-05 June Rain 4:07
3-06 Green And Grey 2:37
3-07 Hilltop 3:11
3-08 The City 3:53
3-09 Game Room 2:17
3-10 Distant Children 3:54
3-11 Leaf Sway 2:27
3-12 The Backyard 3:27
3-13 Sinking Sun 3:41
3-14 Twilight Girl 3:33
3-15 Orange Moon 3:00
3-16 Treetop 3:40
3-17 Summer Song 4:51
3-18 Under The Shadows Of Trees 5:11
4-01 October 1:51
4-02 The 26th 1:58
4-03 Passing Overhead 0:55
4-04 Birdhouse 1:51
4-05 Waiting... 1:54
4-06 Trees And Rain 2:05
4-07 Windshield Dream 2:30
4-08 Silent Dream 2:12
4-09 A Rain Washed Dream 1:25
4-10 Cornfield 1:50
4-11 Home From The Harvest 2:31
4-12 Shearing 1:28
4-13 Clear View From Above 1:49
4-14 Crows And The Dead 3:43
4-15 The Final Green Place 3:31
4-16 Harvest Moon 3:06
4-17 By The Seaside 4:10
4-18 October Burning 1:54
4-19 They Rise To War 10:01
4-20 Sickness On The Wind 5:41
4-21 The Heralds Of Silence 8:52
4-22 Reservation 3:25
4-23 Distant Lawnmower 0:52
Seasons Sketches
5-01 She's Spinning (Original Sketch) 2:47
5-02 Alone In This House (Original Sketch) 3:40
5-03 Faceless Boy (Original Mix) 4:00
5-04 Later That Night 4:09
5-05 Carnival 3:56
5-06 Blue Church (Part One) 8:06
5-07 Ghost Girl (Re-Recorded Single Version) 6:06
5-08 29 (Re-Recorded Reference Test) 5:17
5-09 The Green Darner (Piano Sketch 1989) 1:31
5-10 Black Fence (Re-Recorded Version) 3:59
5-11 Night Walk 3:05
5-12 The Pool 3:18
5-13 Silent Dream (Alternate Mix) 2:01
5-14 Reservation (Alternate Mix) 2:57
5-15 Crows And The Dead (Original Sketch) 3:00
5-16 Home From The Harvest (Alternate Take) 2:32
5-17 The Ravens Descend 3:48
5-18 Grey Markings On A November Field (Live In The Family Room) 9:56



There is a standard and limited art edition of this box set. The standard art edition included one original oil study by Tor Lundvall (each box had a different piece). 50 standard art editions were available from Dais Records and 23 standard art editions were available directly from the artist.

The limited art edition was limited to 27 copies and only available directly from the artist. The limited art edition included one original oil study plus the bonus CDr "Seasons Sketches", featuring an original pen and ink drawing affixed to the front of each CDR wallet.

The 100 oil studies (entitled "The Seasons Unfold Studies") were painted on 4.75" x 4.75" pieces of paper primed with gesso in October 2010 and January 2011. 5 additional oil studies were painted for friends, bringing the total number of "The Seasons Unfold Studies" to 105.

The Seasons Unfold contains the seasonally themed first releases by Tor Lundvall; Ice, The Mist, Under The Shadows Of Trees and Turning.

Music composed and recorded in East Hampton, New York and Wyckoff, New Jersey.

"Ice" recorded between November 1995 and May 1997, except tracks 8, 18 & 22 recorded February 1999.

"The Mist" recorded between March 1998 and May 2000. "Earth's Answer".

"Under The Shadows Of Trees" recorded between August 1999 and October 2001.

"Turning" recorded between October 1992 and October 1993. Most of these recordings were the basic tracks for "Autumn Calls".

© & ℗ 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 & 2011 Tor Lundvall, Eternal Autumn Editions (ASCAP)

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DAIS 019 Tor Lundvall The Seasons Unfold(4xCD, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Dais Records DAIS 019 US 2011 Sell This Version



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June 26, 2012
A box set from Tor Lundvall. Say that with me again... an entire boxed set of music from Tor Lundvall. I have to blink a few times just to take it all in, but here's a little synopsis about Tor first: he lives in East Hampton, New York, and if you've ever been to that part of the United States, what he does is an obvious soundtrack for the place. The rustle of leaves, the crackle of bark under one's nails, the pale moon sitting above a motionless lake on a cold, crisp night... it's all there. This is the setting he operates (and paints) within. It is his musical endeavors, however, which have given me the greatest pleasure to collect over the years.

If a man's worth is determined by his love of solace and reflection then Lundvall is cast from solid platinum. This set comprises two of his insanely out of print albums "Ice" and "The Mist", an available one: "Under The Shadow of Trees" and an unreleased goldmine of basic tracks replete with never before heard ambient pieces from the sessions which ended up becoming the triumphal autumn celebration he did with Tony Wakeford, "Autumn Calls". This bonus album is titled "Turning" and it surely is that. You can almost feel the cold, cutting winds of fall catch at the back of your throat while you play it. Heavily reverbed vocals are the order of the day on all of this work, that is when they even appear. The lion's share of this thing is purely instrumental and undeniably regal in execution. With this release, Tor joins John Foxx and Gas in the elite vanguard of ambient, dreamlike aural escapism. Unlike Foxx, he doesn't compose symphonic visions of drowned cathedrals; and while Gas create stately minimalist techno atmospheres, Lundvall does not confine himself to being dis-associative... his is a style of total immersive ambiance. The living, breathing marrow of existence itself.

This, believe it or not, is the standard edition. There was also a first-run collector's version which came with a fifth disc of outtakes and hidden work on it. Twenty seven copies were sold to the public, the other rumored twenty five were given away to friends. I'll be grateful for what I have managed to find here, because even though I own the three albums previously available, he's remastered them all. On top of this, he's corrected the original artwork and tacked on additional compositions which only magnify the depth and expand the range of this release. Tor holds nothing back and giddily tears down the walls of consciousness through all manner of sounds, it is similar to being in an aviary when the rains begin to fall... all heaven is in a rage.

I had almost given up hope of "The Seasons Unfold" ever seeing the light of day. The original label he was on where this was conceived folded some years ago and with it, a lot of incredibly vivid excursions were thought lost for all time. Here, for a little while, you can procure these rather elusive phantoms before they vanish yet again, this time probably for good. If you're a fan already and own the three albums re-released on here, do not let this pass you by. There are a myriad of details, minor keys and effects which even I had not heard before. "The Seasons Unfold" is absolutely mandatory for anyone who desires to find their own hidden world, it is the rarest of auditory currencies: one which expands in whatever space it is played in and then becomes part of it's surroundings. Listen long enough, and you'll simply become one with it. Magnificent artistry.

Addendum: I have managed to acquire a copy of the limited cd-r directly from the man himself which expands the scope of this release exponentially. A stunning, timeless piece of auditory art.