Åker

by Liis Ring

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C of leaves 06:14
hommikuhall su pea soojus veel tund tagasi siinsamas padjal nagu ka viiskümmend ja sada aastat ja igavesti tagasi ja edasi this is a sea of leaves a complete sea of leaves if you lose something you can't find it – it drops down to the bottom kask tantsib, kui sind suudlen tule juba, tee jahtub
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'I haven't seen you around for a while what's happened?' (you all ask) Well, sorry dear friends, that I don't answer doesn't mean I don't care 'Sorry little crabfish – that I don't eat you just means I love you,' I said to a crabfish when accidentally ordering non-vegetarian sushi And in case you (really) wanna know I've been waiting, loving, seeing, becoming myself and writing these songs 音楽 をしました I'm sorry little crabfish – that I don't eat you just means I love you.
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I am making the area mine by walking it by letting the terrain get automatic for the body by letting the eyes know from where the light falls I am making this place mine by following your footsteps on the the paths of your childhood I feel closer to you and closer to you I never believed I'd find my home in another It makes me a nomad maybe a hunter definitely a lover
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sjö 04:57
sjöns ögon är mina från sjön kan jag se kuster som lever sina liv världen som susar förbi jag ser träd odla löv och jag ser dem vissna när natten kommer ropar jag det ekar tillbaka mina öron är sjöns och min sång är dess röst medan vi kallar klär natten sig naken för oss sjön är ett öga som tittar mot himlen bort från jorden dess botten lika djup som himlen däruppe
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'Åker' is the Swedish word for a (cultivated) field, but if you are not familiar with the language, feel free to call it 'Acre' (since it is pretty close in both meaning and pronounciation).
The sounds on 'Åker' are sounds from the fields combined with musical interpretations of them. Sometimes the field is the living room, sometimes a lake, sometimes an inner landscape. On this album, they interact and intertwine with the instruments and the vocal and play their own vital part in the arrangements. The songs on this album are all recorded where they happened, and as close to the moment of inspiration as possible. Some are one-takes, some random improvisations, some might be called demos, some resemble weird pop-tunes... but my aim was to preserve a certain amount of rawness or spontaneity or whatever you might want to call it.
By clicking on the individual tracks you can read more about how they happened.

credits

released December 18, 2018

text, music, recording, mix, artwork: Liis Ring
field recording on track 1, presence on more of them, tips, extra pair of eyes and ears: Christoffer Rutström
mastering: Ludvig Sjöstrand
all masters played through a Tascam 244 (thank you Claudio Pallone) and home-dubbed with a Korg CR-4.
thank you Eesti Kultuurkapital for the support!

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Liis Ring Gothenburg, Sweden

"Material Memory" out now on Cudighi Records. Watch the video here: vimeo.com/448066036

Liis Ring is a (sound) artist, a wanderer, a thinker, a snoozer, a bird watcher and an idealist based between Tartu, Estonia and Göteborg, Sweden.
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