FNS - "Da blænka so fint, onde felestræng..da spela so stilt bort i eistape eng"
Compiled, arranged and recorded by Fredrik Ness Sevendal at home during the Corona-isolation, march/april 2020.
The piece is inspired by the short story "Flaggermusvinger"(Batwings) by Hans E. Kinck, and the title is humbly borrowed from the same story.
Field recordings of wind and fire recorded at Baukålstulen.
Many thanks to Rigmor Uv Wiik for the kind permission to use and transform her field recording of crackling ice, recorded at lake Øyern.
I probably wouldn't have listened to this without the context of it being about dementia, but even without that context, this is a real work of art. The distorted big-band samples create a sound that starts out nostalgic, and becomes disturbing and confused, then fades into emptiness, but is enthralling all the way through. Stage 4 is my favorite, simultaneously defying musical logic and upholding it. Ivan Stanton