New SamadhiSound release 26.7.04


David's label (samadhisound) will release its third record on the 26th July. The CD is entitled "Spellewauerynsherde" (ss0003) by Akira Rabelais. The disc will be packaged in a beautiful digipak, with artwork by Chris Bigg and photography by Lia Nalbantidou.

Spellewauerynsherde is built up from found sounds, field recordings of traditional Icelandic accapella lament songs recorded in the late 1960s or early 1970s on Ampex tapes and then forgotten about. After discovering the neglected tapes, cleaning them up and digitizing them for a library, Rabelais became fascinated with the heartbreaking sadness of the voices and began to think of them as source material for a series of compositions.

"a haunting spiritual disk that sounds at once medieval, especially framed by Rabelaisí beautiful texts, while at the same time, on the cutting edge of electronic music"

Akira Rabelais is an LA based composer. His website is

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