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1 - HELLVETE - MUZIEK VOOR HARMONIUM - (LP) 
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In his essay The Meaning of My Avant-Garde Hillbilly and Blues Music, Henry Flynt talks about how his music should be analysed as an intellectual tribute to the music of the autochtone, setting aside plain folk references, but adopting academic insights to mold the music one makes as a folk creature. Much of Flynts discourse applies to the music of Glen Steenkistes Hellvete. Over the past twenty years he has been thoroughly investigating both the ethnic musical language of various regions as well as the contemporary pioneers that preceded him as a drone musician, internalizing concepts such as e.g. deep listening or just intonation. Casting off any redundant ideas or sounds, and stripping down the focus to develop singular concepts, his working method lead to pieces such as Droomharmonium, in which he shapes the endless variations on a theme, emphasizing detail and nuance rather than multitude. The Indian harmonium here serves as the main device to worship ancient ghosts and masters, and to preserve a continuum in a tradition that touches both folk and avant-garde culture. The materialisations are sustained tone compositions which become a means of appreciation of the people and cultures that paved the way for forms of mutual escapism. This might well be the core of what Hellvetes music is about. As much as it is a form of self-entertainment - like folk music in the old days - it also invites the listener to a shared experience of sonic reverie, it is a casual gift to the community.Edition of 250Artwork by Dieter Durinck


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 22-01-2021
Item # : 546425     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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