ARKONA 'Acid Landscapes'
IYHHH series - Chapter III
Arkona 'Acid Landscapes'
over 70 minutes of sounds from the city
prepare yourself for a psychedelic trip
out on 31st January
Limited edition to 444 hand-numbered copies
Packaged in ecopack + postcard
'Acid Landscapes' released by Zoharum is the first regular publication of the tracks from the series of the same title. It includes 4 privately released albums with songs recorded between 2002 and 2009. This album collects the most atmospheric pieces from this series. 'Acid Landscapes' is a psychedelic journey through the city at night. The music on this album simply refuses to be pigeonholed. A careful listener will find ambient textures, dub or illbient rhythmic structures, post-industrial atmosphere and even acid twist. Everything bathed in a specific sense of humour. It's more than 70 minutes of music that provokes and teases, yet fascinates.
In Karol's own words: "The idea for Acid Landscapes series came from looking through the old Arkona tracks I had in my archives. There were loads of them, since I have always been recording a lot and most of it was shelved as leftovers of low quality. After a closer look I thought that a significant part of it has artistic merit and coherent feel. That's how the idea for Acid Landscapes was born. Soon I realised that I have enough material for a couple of albums.
The process of creation has remained unchanged for years. I use my tiny home studio. I have recently exchanged my archaic PC for a laptop with a 24-bit soundcard. However, only 3 years ago I was using a PC with a 16MB RAM memory. While composing Acid Landscapes I was using the following equipment-samplers: boss sp 202 and sp 303, roland mc 303, roland jupiter 4, farfisa, elektronika em 25, korg m-500, hohner psk 60 + a couple of effects and analogue filters. All external sounds were recorded using a condenser microphone which is built in boss sp 202.
Currently I've been working on the next instalment being more of a tekno acid space dub part. Simple and spatial to the max."
This album will be a nice surprise for fans of Scorn, Psychic TV, Coil ('LSD' period), Techno Animal, Material.