Yagya ‎– Rigning

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Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering Berlin

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elektrobank

elektrobank

March 22, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

This is probably one of the best atmospheric dub techno albums ever made...Rigning Sjö is my favourite track.
nostalgiatune

nostalgiatune

September 27, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I love the rain, and I love this album, which concept is rain. Indeed, it sounds like quiet city in rainy afternoon. Hazy swells and echoes with continuous distant beat. No hard edges or too strong expressions. Melodic touch subtle enough to retain that detached, floating feel through this mellow flow of sounds. I would consider this more ambient techno with minor dub nuance than dub techno. The choice of background music for relaxing.

5/5
ashleymarkpomeroy

ashleymarkpomeroy

May 21, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Dub techno usually makes me puke. It's often boring and self-indulgent. But not this record. Rigning is essentially one long track split into movements - it's a set of variations of the same basic idea. Almost every song has a simple mid-tempo rhythm section that doesn't change; there are no fills, no snare rushes. On top of the rhythm there is a reverberating framework of a melody, and everything is covered in the white noise sound of rain (track one has cicadas, which sound a bit out of place).

The whole album is like that, except for track four - a surprisingly musical moody instrumental ballad, with traffic noise and a clock in addition to the rain. It's a great example of a simple concept executed really well. It could have been bland muzak, or tedious, but it's one of those records I can listen to endlessly on repeat. It's purpose-built as accompaniment for a long train journey in the rain.
Beatstime

Beatstime

February 4, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Never get bored. I can listen to this over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again...............
.303.

.303.

January 30, 2014

Most mature and sophisticated dub techno album out there.
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 21, 2012

For his third album, RIGNING, Yagya starts with the simple nightscape of "Rigning Einn": frogs whistling to each other, which slowly fades as the melody ripples onto the surface, and into the "Rigning Tvö," which gets into silghtly darker territory, like a evening storm in a thick forest (this gloom will be reprised at the start of "Rigning Sex"). The beats don't come until "Rigning Þrjú," but what stands out the most is the increased use of background sounds, particularly rain sounds, though he branches out, like with the submerged crowd voices on "Rigning Fimm" and "Rigning Níu." A crisper drum grounds "Rigning Sjö," which is about as fast as this album will get, since it's much more interested in a meditation than movement, and sure enough, "Rigning Tíu" wraps things up on a pure ambient float. Just lovely.
beatwixt

beatwixt

April 7, 2011

I am stunned that after my long journey on every possible landscape or aspect of EDM I finally stumble upon the marvellous work of YAGYA! I discovered his first album just by accident and I was completely and utterly blown away. It was the sound I was looking for for a long time. Get all of his work, they all are brilliant! But somehow I must say that this piece for me is the best. It has absolutelly everything, deep structures, atmosphere, rhythm of life-everything!
Wuub

Wuub

February 27, 2011

This record is a pure production minimal and sublime which reflects the rarity by these very beautiful titles ...
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

March 15, 2009
It is raining. I drag myself out of bed onto the wet pavement for a daily crawl to work. The raindrops typewrite poems on my umbrella. Time to put on Yagya. After a certain point, I can't tell if the sound of the rain is coming from outside, or strictly from my headphones. And does it matter anyway? The subdued dubbed out bass patterns and swelling pad sweeps shove me towards the lazy train against my will. And I trot on, splashing in the water with the beat. On the train, the sleepy commuters fog up the windows with their indifferent morning breath. I wipe away their misery from the glass and stare at the rotation of the city life outside. The bus picks up its passengers. The lights change from yellow to red. People follow predetermined rules. People don't look at each other. Yagya carries the humanity forward. One beat at a time. Yagya carries me to work.Rigning is the long awaited third full length album from Icelandic producer, Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson. This is the second Yagya release on the Dutch label, Sending Orbs, which has released Guðmundsson's Will I Dream During the Process? in 2006. Sending Orbs is also a label which brought us such amazing artists like Kettel, Secede, Blamstrain and Legiac. So I always keep my eyes on their releases.Rigning, which, of course is "rain" in Icelandic, is one of the most beautiful ambient dub-techno compositions to date. But lets not put the emphasis on "techno", since the background pulsing beat exists purely as the rhythmic glue around the wet structure. From beginning to end, the album is a complete conceptual piece wrapped around variations on the main theme, from simplistic track titles (counting up from one to ten) to careful selection of atmospheric elements, to delayed dub minor chords in maintained perfect harmony. It is an album you must hear in its entirety. Over and over.This is an amazing start for great music in 2009, and I'm looking forward to the year if it will bring more sounds like this. After a three year wait, Yagya does not disappoint! Be sure to add this record to your collection along with Yagya's very first release, Rhythm of Snow (Force Inc., 2002), if you can find it. Highly recommended if you like Gas, Biosphere, Intrusion, Echospace and Basic Channel sound.
calipheron

calipheron

February 17, 2009
Just as good as his other albums. The only non-Yagya dub techno album since Cuantico (which, by the way, was a good album) that doesn't suck, or isn't simply a regurgitation of old sounds and non-existant melodies.

Check the vaguely Boards Of Canada styled "lead" line in Fjorir, and the gorgeous key change. Six and Sjo do lack even vague hooks though, beyond the usual pads, cute though they are. Most of the tunes do follow a similar tempo but Niu is a little faster than the rest, and this is a VERY welcome change of pace, along with its unpredictable bassline and shuffled hats. Atta has some pretty quirky stabs alongside some more BOCish lines.

It's nice to hear some beatless tracks, varying tempos, and - shock horror - some new sounds, in dub techno. I know that elitists won't want to hear this, but if artists in this genre stick to the same palette of sounds, it will stagnate. I'd go as far as to say that it has, badly, but thankfully Yagya has given the genre a much-needed kick up the backside.

Recommended highly to any fan of electronic music.