"Måtinden" is a track from Holm's Andøya named for the Norwegian island in the Arctic circle where Holm culled the recordings used on the album from a telegraph pole carrying high voltage lines.
in the words of Subtext:
Subtext presents the debut album from the London based American electronic musician Eric Holm. The release brings together a collection of recordings produced on the arctic island of Andøya, an outpost 300 kilometers north of the arctic circle. Developed entirely from a single contact mic recording from a remote telegraph pole that carries high voltage lines that connect the island's array of military listening stations, Holm crafts a detailed expansion of this solitary sonic moment, shaping the sound into an immersive meditation on man, nature and isolation. The telegraph pole connected to a seemingly endless network of traversing lines harnesses the dense ambiance of the landscape, both absorbing and distilling the essence of Andøya's harsh beatific character, and considers the position of microphone as witness within a vast cycle of physical transition and terrestrial flux.
All tracks written and produced by Eric Holm
Initial Recordings - Andøya, Norway March 2013
Published by Multiverse Media Publishing
Mastered at Multiverse, Bristol UK
Photography by James Ginzburg
Design by John Coulthart
© 2014 Subtext / Multiverse Ltd.
Released April 2014
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