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Tor LundvallThe Seasons Unfold

Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient
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Ice
Whir2:46
Another Evening4:02
Despair3:53
Who Thinks Of You?1:38
Faceless Boy4:16
Alone2:41
Precious Angel3:07
Night2:49
Nightbow1:11
Star Cathedral2:33
The Dark Blue Hours3:26
Three Dreams2:25
The Rain Within2:33
Ice6:19
Far Away2:19
She's Spinning2:14
Alone In This House4:20
Frozen Moon2:47
Blue Church5:40
Blankets Of Snow4:35
Broadcast On Open Streets1:18
Another Evening (Re-Recorded)5:52
The Mist
Ribbon2:07
Ghost Girl5:51
Streets2:59
295:25
Leave2:25
Crooked4:22
Dead Moon2:25
The Hollow3:52
Pale Sun3:35
6:00 AM3:05
Outpost2:38
Grey Life4:25
The Mist3:51
Her Train3:05
Remember3:58
The Years3:22
Dark Spring2:29
The Green Darner4:05
Distance4:46
Earth's Answer4:36
Under The Shadows Of Trees
Floating Faces1:41
Morning4:16
Lost5:00
Are You There?2:28
June Rain4:07
Green And Grey2:37
Hilltop3:11
The City3:53
Game Room2:17
Distant Children3:54
Leaf Sway2:27
The Backyard3:27
Sinking Sun3:41
Twilight Girl3:33
Orange Moon3:00
Treetop3:40
Summer Song4:51
Under The Shadows Of Trees5:11
Turning
October1:51
The 26th1:58
Passing Overhead0:55
Birdhouse1:51
Waiting...1:54
Trees And Rain2:05
Windshield Dream2:30
Silent Dream2:12
A Rain Washed Dream1:25
Cornfield1:50
Home From The Harvest2:31
Shearing1:28
Clear View From Above1:49
Crows And The Dead3:43
The Final Green Place3:31
Harvest Moon3:06
By The Seaside4:10
October Burning1:54
They Rise To War10:01
Sickness On The Wind5:41
The Heralds Of Silence8:52
Reservation3:25
Distant Lawnmower0:52

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    Cover of The Seasons Unfold, 2011-01-00, CDThe Seasons Unfold
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    Dais Records – DAIS 019US2011US2011
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    Dais Records – DAIS 019US2011US2011
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    • marks's avatar
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      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.

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