a split release between Silber Records and Orphanology
from the Silber press release:
"Mkl Anderson has been involved with Silber pretty much from the beginning. His Bluesanct label acted as an older brother sounding board for questions in the early days about everything from who to trust for distribution to what DPI to use for laser printed short runs on our first Christmas compilation Silber Xmas 2000 (which his band Drekka appears on). We’re always pleased to get to work with him & were super happy he was able to squeeze a Christmas EP in for our series despite a busy schedule.
While visiting Iceland on the 'Don't Make The Drugs' tour in fall of 2014, Drekka was asked to record a Christmas EP for Silber. Mkl Anderson, Sarah Dunevant, and Þórir Georg spent an evening at Ronja Records HQ improvising winter dreams of Christmas for the label's namesake cat, Ronja. Upon returning home from tour, Anderson mixed this dream session... adding a few field recordings from around Iceland and one short excerpt from Drekka's 'Twelve Tone Failures' installation in Reyjkavik."
The EP is available via Silber Records for download (silbermedia.com
), but Drekka decided to make a short run of hand-made copies for Orphanology, as well.
Released in an edition of 25, the first thirteen copies are available for sale, each w/ a unique hand-painted mini-portrait of one of the thirteen Yule Lads (Jólasveinarnir) of Icelandic lore painted by Sarah Dunevant.
Sons of the troll witch Grýla, the Jólasveinarnir would trek from the mountains to scare Icelandic children who misbehaved before Christmas. The Yule Lads are often depicted with the Jólakötturinn, a cat beast that eats children who don't receive new clothes for Christmas.
released December 12, 2014
Orphanology (ORPHAN00R in the 'alphabet series')
• CDR = ltd to 25 copies
• DIGITAL = unlimited
digital release 12 December 2012
RONJA'S CHRISTMAS WITCH
TWELVE DREAMS OF CHRISTMAS
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL ANDERSON,
SARAH E. DUNEVANT, AND ÞÓRIR GEORG
RECORDED AT RONJA HQ, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, 05 OCT 2014
AND AROUND ICELAND, SEP 2014
MIXED AT BLUESANCT HQ, BY MKL ANDERSON, NOV 2014
DESIGN BY MKL ANDERSON
AND SARAH DUNEVANT FOR 4K DESIGN
MASTERED BY 4K SOUND
A DAY2 ALLIANCE PRODUCT
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