CRÓNICA MAIL 024
01 – New release: Heimir Björgúlfsson & Jonas Ohlsson: King Glitch
02 – New release: Freiband / Boca Raton: Product
03 – Upcoming Performances
04 – Upcoming Releases
05 – Buy Crónica from Crónica
Heimir Björgúlfsson & Jonas Ohlsson
14 tracks + 1 video, CD
Crónica is delighted to present King Glitch, an eclectic, heretic,
buzz-noise bastard muziek adventure. If you thought Crónica’s catalogue
was moving towards hybrid-chick(en) concept guerilla, wait till you lay
your ears on Björgúlfsson and Ohlsson’s extravaganza, honors made, this
Gonzo hit-record may as well pose as an Hunter S. Thompson emotive
farewell. These are tracks that may very well have been produced while
riding shotgun from LA to Las Vegas, with stops for eating chili-dogs
and occasional bowling with people that take their love for art and
artists to a totally new level, skin-deep! Do not miss the making of a
hit record video and join our heros in an adventurous journey thru the
valley of stardom. These record tracks spell p-o-p while leaving trails
of dust across the road. Wham! Bring on yr steel guitar and bow to King
Music was recorded and mixed at steim in Amsterdam 2003. Mastered by
Curver at Tími in Reykjavík. Drawings drawn in Amsterdam 2004. Movie
was filmed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas September 2003 during the “West
Coast We Conquer” tour.
All done by Heimir Björgúlfsson & Jonas Ohlsson with:
Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir vocals tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12.
B.J.Nilsen keyboards tracks 3, 6, 10 and 13, and vocals track 6.
Magnus Monfeldt vocals track 14.
Young Spanks vocals track 12.
Freiband / Boca Raton
19 tracks, CD
Crónica is proud to present the fifth installment in the Product series
with works by Freiband and Boca Raton. Freiband’s “Replay” and Boca
Raton’s “Crop.” are a pair of superb live-recordings made on March 25th
2004 at the Muziekcentrum as part of the Earational 2004 festival for
electronic music and audio-art, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Early 2004 Freiband was invited by the Earational festival to play a
new piece based on the first CD ‘Microbes’. When that was released
everybody thought this to be the ‘first laptop album’ by Frans de Waard,
but in fact it’s the last ‘non laptop album’. In the early days of
Freiband, concerts were loosely based on sounds from the ‘Microbes’
album, played from mini discs and CDRs. To take the album onto the
laptop was indeed a challenge, but in hindsight it proved to be the
best concert by Freiband ever. Taking the small detailed micro-sounds,
placing them in a new context add a lot of tension and new depths to
the original material.
Boca Raton’s piece performed at Earational 2004 is the result of a
series of experiments on Quadraphony and composing along it’s six axes.
On micro, meso and macro-level, the composition contains circulating or
propelling sound, both in it’s wave-shape as in it’s structure over
Cover art by Jan Robert Leegte.
@c + Lia
Zemos98.7, Endanza, Sevilla.es
XS[n.o.s.a.] Galleria d’Arti, Palermo.it
Heimir Björgúlfsson + Helgi Thorsson
Crónica’s birthday party:
PTudela, JCruz, PVinhas, PAlmeida, MCarvalhais DJ
Passos Manuel, Porto.pt
Heimir Björgúlfsson + Helgi Thorsson
Essays on Radio: Can I Have Two Minutes of Your Time?
Crónica’s second anniversary compilation will gather audio pieces from
@c, Heitor Alvelos, Antmanuv, Gilles Aubry, Autodigest, The Beautiful
Schizophonic, Heimir Björgúlfsson & Jonas Ohlsson, Boca Raton, Cáncer,
Miguel Carvalhais, Lawrence English, Christine Fowler, Freiband, Ákos
Garai, General Magic, Pawel Grabowski, John Hudak, Vitor Joaquim,
Gintas K, Longina, Luis Marte, Stephan Mathieu, o.blaat, Ok.Suitcase,
Pal, Pimmon, Jörg Piringer, Pita, Pure, Random Industries, Paulo Raposo,
Pablo Reche, James Eck Rippie, Sumugan Sivanesan & Nick Dan, Ran Slavin,
Steinbrüchel, tilia, Pedro Tudela, Durán Vázquez.