The LP was built using sketches from a commissioned piece for Norwegian art centre Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.
Last autumn, the Norwegian artist performed a new piece commissioned by popular art museum Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Sketches from those three sold-out shows form the basis of the new album, which spans four tracks and was inspired by Robert Wyatt and classical music. Named after a 1970 musical featuring Barbra Streisand, it's also the first LP he's made entirely using hardware.
"I felt totally unrestrained making this album," he said. "The joy of making music on actual physical objects and devices makes a lot of sense to me now. After working on a computer for over 15 years, I don't think I'll ever look back."
He adds: "The title track is a ten-minute improvisation on the Moog Memorymoog. I liked the loose feel so I decided to keep everything unedited. The other tracks were written and arranged prior to the recordings. I then set up the instruments needed for my sessions, then recorded more or less everything in a single take."
Listen to "Really Deep Snow."
01. On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever
02. Really Deep Snow
03. Swing Low Sweet LFO
04. As If No One Is Here
Smalltown Supersound will release On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever on October 11th, 2019.