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Andre Bratten

GODE Vinyl Record

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Andre Bratten GODE Vinyl Record

Andre Bratten

GODE Vinyl Record

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The album was made between 2012 - 2015 in Oslo he sites artists like Giacinto Scelsi, Arvo Pärt, Gescom/AE, Brian Eno and Norwegian compatriot Biosphere as inspiration.“Gode” has a dual meaning in Norwegian. It’s a Middle English word that gave us the modern English word “Goad” (meaning to provoke or annoy). On the one hand it literally means “cattle prod”, a farming tool used to round up cattle. But it also came to mean “a right or privilege” as the cattle prod came to symbolize the indentured labor of the Norwegian rural working class. The land owning aristocrats would exploit the people as if they were so much livestock. Like a stark black & white film, the record is a meditation on the darker days of Norway’s past, before the country discovered its oil wealth. From 1900 – 1939 it was one of Europe’s poorest countries, beset by illness and starvation even. Rural poor depended completely on their families and had more children to work the land. Only the privileged could afford to make art, and Bratten thinks of the void all the music and art from the poorest families that was lost. “Gode” is a hymn to those people. If it sounds like Bratten is something of a natural storyteller, it might be connect to his other work. After dropping out of music college in his teens, he got a job as a sound technician at Oslo’s leading contemporary performing arts theatre, Black Box Theatre. With his natural ability, it wasn’t long before he went from sound tech to composing music for leading contemporary theatre groups, all by the age of 21. He released his debut album “Be A Man You Ant” on Full Pupp label in 2013 and quickly followed-up with the club hit “Trommer Og Bass” on Berlin's Correspondant label. Bratten then signed to Smalltown Supersound who in June 2015 released the 6-track mini-album “Math Ilium Ion”.“Gode” is Bratten giving free rein to his imagination and further deepening his unique musical practice. His previous work was made with synthesizers, drum machines and computers but this album is recorded through tape machines, layered with field recordings, heavily modified piano, string arrangements and even vocals (amongst others Susanne Sundfør).

Track List
  1. Intro
  2. Cave
  3. Quiet Earth
  4. Philistine
  5. Bivouac
  6. Cascade of Events (Feat. Susanne Sundfor)
  7. Ins
  8. Gode
  9. Space Between Left & Right
  10. Iconography
  11. Primordial Pit
  12. Zero
  13. Math Ilium Ion


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Andre Bratten GODE Vinyl Record

Andre Bratten

GODE Vinyl Record

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