Hania RaniEsja

Label:Gondwana Records – GONDLP030
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Classical
Style:Ambient, Modern Classical, Contemporary, Minimal


A3Hawaii Oslo4:16
A4Pour Trois3:14
B3Today It Came2:34
B5Now, Run6:32

Companies, etc.



Includes a 12" square insert and a digital download code. The bar code itself is on a sticker on the shrink-wrap; the bar-code number is printed on the rear sleeve.

Pour Trois; Biesy; Luka; Esja; Now, Run
Recorded and engineered [...] at Home Studio in Warsaw, Poland

Eden; Sun; Hawaii Oslo; Glass
Recorded and engineered [...] at E7 Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland

Today it Came
Recorded and engineered [...] with Olafur Arnalds’ piano at E7 Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland

Mixed and mastered [...] in Amsterdam
Vinyl cut [...] Calyx Mastering Berlin.

Lutosławski on music, [...] Lanham, Maryland:
Scarecrow press, 2007 p. 271-272 "On SIlence"

© & ℗ Gondwana Records 2019
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5050580702165
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched; "1+" mirrored): GONDLP030 1+ A TK•ꟿ Calyx'18
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): GONDLP030 B TK•ꟿ

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Esja (10×File, AAC, Album, VBR)Gondwana RecordsnoneUK2019
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  • Laudanum_'s avatar
    Full of strange noises and pops and crackles. A really bad pressing.
    • mirko82's avatar
      I was probably the lucky one. My copy plays very well. There are some clicks at the beginning of side b and a bit of distortions here and there. Not to bad on my copy. I think it's a solid press.
      • juni.b's avatar
        I bought 2 Gondwana records at once, all mint, all arrived al virtually unplayable. For this beautiful music, total disaster. Never again.
        • TobiTobsucht's avatar
          I've got the 2022 repress with the well-known problems. But my Knosti kills all pops away :)
          • purjolainen's avatar
            Edited 6 months ago
            I absolutely love this album! It's really beautiful and makes my heart break every time I listen to it.

            The reason I've given this album a four star rating instead of five is actually because of how it sounds: I'd really prefer if it had been recorded on pianos with a clearer sound spectrum. As others already mentioned, the pianos sound rather damp and muffled. Also the album has A LOT of recorded mechanical noise from the pianos - which of course could be kind of cool, but I personally think in this case it's a bit too much.

            Also, as mentioned by others, quite much surface noise and stuff going on at side B.

            But still. I love it.
            • thebiglebowski's avatar
              What a beautifull album! If does not touch your soul even the slightest, you must be a robot!
              What a shame it is released with absolutely no sound quality control! How did this pass test pressings? Surface noise like a record played 100 times. Muffled, distorted sound. Terrible! Both albums by Hania Rani released by this label sound really bad. Major dissapointment.
              • thebiglebowski's avatar
                Black vinyl repress shipping May 2021. Hopefully without the distortion flaws people are reporting here.
                • saidanddone's avatar
                  I believe there might be hits and misses with the pressing. My copy was nearly silent with only a few pops on side B on B2 and B3. Other than that it played lovely and quiet!
                  • foalborn's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    Does anyone have a copy of the printed sheet music that Hania was selling on her bandcamp? I would be willing to buy, please send me a message if you have a copy you’d like to sell.

                    edit: Hania announced on her facebook page that she was publishing more copies of the sheet music!
                    • thewhitecube's avatar
                      same here, I love the music but especially Side B is plagued with heeavy distortion! (Side A is more or less alright)
                      And it's not part of the music, I know the songs from listening to them digitally.



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