Contains seven lists/poems out of Sei Shōnagons 1000-year-old „The Pillow Book“, a finnish voice of Mia Kankimäki and recordings of lianaswinging, frogsong, cemballomistaps and airpump-improv. Collected in course of a one-month residency at Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in the lonesome midst of south-west Brandenburg, Germany, April 2016.
Things that make one's heart beat faster
Things that are distant though near
Things that are near though distant
Winds, Trees, Hits
Things that arouse a fond memory of the past
Total playing time: 29:15 min.
released November 11, 2016
Compilation: Peter Strickmann
Voice: Mia Kankimäki
Text: Sei Shōnagon
Translation: english - finnish by Mia Kankimäki. published in her own book „Asioita jotka saavat sydämen lyömään nopeammin “ (Otava, 2013))
Peter Strickmann is an artist who performs, installs and manipulates sounding activity in public, domestic and institutional environments. He works with improvising musical groups, exhibits in a variety of contexts and generally observes the behaviour of sound and the habits of listening in diverse routine-settings. He uses homebuilt or found and converted sound-tools to play his musics which often meet with the open or recorded field and which have been published very rarely so far.
Though seven years have passed since their last release, the band’s hooky, slightly shoegazey sound remains intact with hints of gothic gloom and ramshackle synth-pop. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 7, 2020