Release Date: 12 January 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|ERLAND DAHLEN CLOCKS Limited Vinyl LP
Erland Dahlen's 'Clocks' presents the listener with a series of epic cinematic soundscapes.
Although there is no actual film to illustrate, the imaginative power and suggestive resonance of Dahlen's compositions easily stand comparison with the work of leading film composers. As Dahlen - whose previous album, 'Blossom Bells', was nominated for a Spellemannspris, the Norwegian 'Grammy' - is a drummer, one might first think of Antonio Sanchez's percussive score for 'Birdman', but 'Clocks' employs such a broad range of sound-sources and musical reference-points that it's probably closer to the atmospheric film-work of Tangerine Dream or Ryuichi Sakamoto. Police drummer Stewart Copeland's music for 'Rumblefish' and the contributions to 'Apocalypse Now' by the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann come to mind, too.
As well as writing and performing everything on 'Clocks' himself, Erland Dahlen also acted as the album's producer. The recording was mastered by Helge Sten at Audio Virus Lab.