Sleep Patterns of The Discontent

by Drekka

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Download includes a PDF of the companion chapbook by Mark Trecka, featuring the text of the portraits included in the mix, as well as special bookend pieces written for the chapbook

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FROM THE BLACKENED DISCO RELEASE PAGE:
blackeneddisco.tumblr.com/post/154396267543/drekka

«One can be a discontent – that is, an insurgent or a revolutionary – but there is also that more literal, personal meaning of the word which may be in most cases equally applicable to those to which we refer here and, in either case, there is a sort of disruption implicit, as in a hypnopompic state.»

A non–linear mix by Michael Anderson / Drekka, with portrait interludes by Mark Trecka. Performed and mixed live 21 October 2015 at The Artifex Guild, Bloomington, Indiana by Michael Anderson.

Words part by Mark Trecka

Michael Anderson is a composer behind Drekka, who has recently released two of his trilogy of albums for Dais Records, which includes a modern masterpiece ‘Unbeknownst To The Participants At Hand’, that refers to the debut full–length film by Michael Haneke’s The Seventh Continent. Alongside that Anderson has a long–running own label Bluesanct, started in 1996 and which continues to release music up to date. Sleep Patterns of the Discontent is Anderson’s second and final piece for this year after a new album Verjaardag, in which Michael reworks vocals of his collaborator and muse Annelies Monseré.

Michael Anderson: «For me, this mix is a night’s sleep… the dreams come and go, mingling and juxtaposing each other. In moments between dreams, we hear from the poet who gives homage to five artists whose work has challenged us to think and to use our own frustration with the world around us to cathartic creative ends.»

Mark Trecka: «Included throughout the mix are five imaginal / poetic portraits of five artists who may or may not be or have been discontent; unsatisfied with their own personal situation or their own personal feelings about the world. These artists in some way or another reach beyond the situation in which they emerge.
The five portraits were written and recorded by writer, artist, and performer Mark Trecka, and interwoven into the mix by Drekka.»

Portrait interludes (in order):

Kazuo Ohno
Holly Herndon
Jhonn Balance
Georgia O'Keeffe
Amalia Rodrigues

Sound sources (in approx. order of appearance):

Swami Dada (film by Dev Anand)
G.S. Sachdev – Bansuri: The Bamboo Flute of India
Buddha Kids CS
Ronja’s washing machine in Reykjavik
Kennsla CS
Eating Canada – Trance #23
Talk Talk – Piano
Misc tape loops from my archive from the late 80’s / early 90’s
DgHMK EP
ANS
Coil – Batwings (A Limnal Hymn)
Some sort of Halloween haunted house tape
Andrei Rublev (film by Andrei Tarkovsky)
Double Life of Veronique (film by Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Cindytalk – Fuck you, Mrs. Grimace
Funeral bells of Don Benito (recorded by Nathan Amundson)
Into Great Silence (film by Philip Gröning)
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released July 25, 2017

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SLEEP PATTERNS OF THE DISCONTENT


A non–linear mix by Mkl Anderson / Drekka,
with portrait interludes by Mark Trecka.

Performed and mixed live 21 Oct 2015
at The Artifex Guild, Bloomington, IN

Further mixing by Mkl Anderson
May 2016 at Bluesanct HQ


Originally commissioned by
Blackened Disco and released Jan 2016
as 'Blackened Disco Fifty'


Boxset and chapbook design
by Mkl Anderson for 4K Design


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