Friday, March 23, 2007

Ralph Lundsten-Fadervar,LP,1972,Sweden




Ralph Lundsten is a wellknown Swedish composer of electronic music, as well as a film director and artist.
He was born in 1936 in Ersnäs, in northern Sweden, and now lives on the outskirts of Stockholm, still close to the forest and the sea. His home is Castle Frankenburg, dating from 1878, a wooden fairytale mansion which also houses his famous picture and electronic music studio Andromeda.
Since 1959 he has lived an independent life in this "institution" of his own, creating his own personal musical language, and preparing original films and exhibitions. With his wide-ranging, cross-cultural artistic activities, Ralph Lundsten has had - and still has - considerable cultural significance. Every day his music is played all over the world. It serves as the signature for Radio Sweden International broadcasts - a sort of "national anthem" - making Ralph Lundsten more than ever Sweden's musical voice out in the wide world.
During 1950 Ralph Lundsten built his own electronic musical instruments and was one of the first pioneers in this field.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Lundsten"
This is an absolutely excellent record from Ralph Lundsten, the Swedish Avant-Garde Electronic musician. This one is some sort of a symphony from what I can tell about The Fall. This is some serious mind-bending electronic music with orchestra and choir. Think Nurse With Wound on EMI with strings drowning in a sea of voices and you might have some idea. This will appeal to fans of Locust, Nurse With Wound, Aphex Twin, Delia Derbyshire and any other masters that you can think of.
get it here


11 comments:

Mystery Poster said...

Great musician with lots of albums!
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Warning:
There was a fair amount of glitching on the copy of this I grabbed (mostly do not have that issue otherwise). I would recommend listening to this all the way through before burning it to a disc.
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Would love to hear these, in full:
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Discophrenia
Shangri-La
Universe
Gustav III
Midnatstimmen

I have some of the others.

~MP

Mystery Poster said...

Great musician with lots of albums!
-
Warning:
There was a fair amount of glitching on the copy of this I grabbed (mostly do not have that issue otherwise). I would recommend listening to this all the way through before burning it to a disc.
-
Would love to hear these, in full:
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Discophrenia
Shangri-La
Universe
Gustav III
Midnatstimmen

I have some of the others.

~MP

Anonymous said...

Ralph Lundsten file only has tracks 05-13. It's missing tracks 01-04 I think. But thank you anyway, because what is there is quite good! If you can ever repost tracks 01-04 I would be very grateful to hear the whole thing. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

There was a fair amount of glitching on the copy of this I grabbed.

That's actually part of the music, I think. It's very weird and spaced out and the sound jumps from the left speaker to the right speaker frequently.

Folks: don't be afraid to download this because I hear no glitching whatsoever. It's part of the music.

It was ripped with iTunes too so it's all good.

mutantsounds said...

Ralph Lundsten file only has tracks 05-13. It's missing tracks 01-04 I think.----->Possibly you are mistaken with the 1989 cd reissue tha contains GUSTAV III LP too.If you check the scans in the post you will see that this post is complete

greg davis said...

excellent record. no glitches here.

thanks a million!

greg davis said...

hi there again,
actually the last track 'amen' has CD glitches on it throughout.
the other tracks sound fine to me.

thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yes, CD glitches from the CD skipping, but not MP3 artifact glitching, which is different (although both are unpleasant).

Anonymous said...

Track 4 definitely has cd glitches
Amazing album though, Thank you!

V ! said...

3 parts of document about andromedian Ralph available on vbs.tv!

part1

http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=24051395001

Reform said...

It makes me happy to find the posts on Ralph and his music. I visited him the day before yesterday and he's doing fine, still living in the Frankenburg villa. He played some music from his cd Festlust and actually even danced a bit! Great person and personality!

Jesper