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melody is god

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    This is the vinyl edition of the album "melody is god" which was released on CD and digital download precisely one year ago. The record has music on three sides while the fourth is blank. The cover is handmade consisting of etched plastic with print. And metal-eyelets and springs as closing mechanism.

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    The CD comes in a homemade cover made of very thin plastic that has been etched with sandpaper to give it a rough and dusty surface. Four metal eye-lets were then hammered into the plastic to hold it together. And finally a spring made out of piano-wire functions as closing-mechanism. Probably not going to make more of these covers since it took an extreme amount of time.

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about

ABOUT THE MUSIC
For this album the melodies have played the role as god. The melodies have been the guiding principle that has determined all other musical aspects from instrumentation to form and mood. As with Ghost Flute & Dice´s debutalbum there is an extremely manipulated acoustic piano at the center of everything, but on "melody is god" the soundspace has been further expanded with the addition of violin, saxophone, vocals, soundscapes, drones and a few fieldrecordings as well. Seen as a whole the album has elements of electronica, ambient, freeform, glitch and more. But the melodies themselves vary quite a lot: where one flies like a swallow in and out of reality, another slowly plows its way through a dry and meaningless landscape. And so the numbers vary from melodic chamberplay to reckless experimentalism.

ABOUT HOW AND WHO MADE IT
This album has been underway for such a long time. The first sketchy ideas go back to 2009 – at least – and every melody took months and huge amounts of scorepaper to finish. Then it became important to find the right musicians to record the melodies. Saxophonist DANIELLE DAHL (Tigers Mind), violinist MARIA DIEKMANN (Selvhenter) and singer TRINE ODSGAARD NIELSEN all have a talent for playing in between pitch and tone, which made it possible to keep the the melodies moving in and out of their surrounding soundscapes. And when one of Denmarks best producers of electronic music agreed to mix the album it turned out to be good fortune in several ways. Not only was THOMAS KNAK (Opiate, Opto, Björk) able to make a seemless mix between the acoustic and electronic elements of the album, but he was also extremely patient with so many last minute changes.

ABOUT INSPIRATION
The inspiration for this music comes from a lot of places and I dont mind listing them. Just bare in mind that inspiration never works as a 1 to 1. So the music on this record doesn´t necessarily sound similar to these artists.
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, ALBAN BERG, BJÖRK, BRIAN ENO, JAN JOHANNSSON, THELONIUS MONK, OVAL, ERIK SATIE, WAYNE SHORTER, SONIC YOUTH, SWANS, TALK TALK, UNDER BYEN, SCOTT WALKER, ROBERT WYATT, FRANK ZAPPA...

credits

released February 17, 2015

ALBUM CREDITS
Piano and fieldrecordings by Mikkel Almholt.
Violin by Maria Diekmann.
Saxophone by Danielle Dahl.
Vocals by Trine Odsgaard Nielsen
Drones by Ole Grøndahl Jørgensen and Kristian Hverring.
Mixed by Thomas Knak.
Mastered by Kristian Hverring.
Cover by Mikkel Almholt and Connie Munch.

Sponsored by Aarhus Kommune and Dansk Artist Forbund.
Released by Mastermind Records and Obsolete Media Objects.

Speciel thanks to Afua Atingo Asare-Nyako

This album is dedicated to Holger.

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Ghost Flute & Dice Denmark

Ghost Flute & Dice is a project by danish pianist Mikkel Almholt. Back in 2009 a long-time intention to make music for solo piano suddenly started to take shape, when the piano was combined with different effects. Since then its been a question of trying to home in on a speciel kind of sound and touch using different effect setups, new playing techniques, and colaborations with other musicians. ... more

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