carl michael von hausswolff

Rays of Beauty

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First record by CM von Hausswolff published on Sub Rosa in 1995.

RAYS OF BEAUTY
This record includes four rare compositions by CM von Hausswolff, published in the early '80s on limited- edition vinyls (originally released on vinyl by Radium between 1983 and 1986). They are in fact some of the first traces of ambient or dark ambient on records. Noted by Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio as an early source of inspiration. McKenzie wrote a long moving piece of fiction text entitled "But Man is Stuffed with Gods" especially for this release (included in the booklet). These recordings are now, for the first time, fully avalaible on CD. A mythical and immaculate objet.

THE HAFLER TRIO & ELGALAND-VARGALAND
In the '90s, CM von Hausswolff established a strong collaboration with The Hafler Trio; they toured together in Europe in 1994. In 1993, he founded the conceptual state ELGALAND-VARGALAND together with Elggren where they have annexed all the border lines over the world as well as a digital territory

CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF
Born 1956, in Linköping, Sweden, he has, with his sound work, developed a new way of composing: by using conceptual materials within the framework of installations. In the early '80s he founded PHAUSS with filmmaker Erik Pauser. They made numerous installations, CDs, and performances in Northern Europe and in the USA. He has also collaborated with Graham Lewis (Wire, Dome) and Leif Elggren (The Sons of God).

PRESS

Prolific Swedish experimental sound art composer Carl Michael Von Hausswolff worked with Leif Elggren, Phauss, and the Hafler Trio and has numerous albums on Touch, Sub Rosa, Fire, and Table of the Elements. This CD documents his minimalist audio experiments, which attempt to capture the mysteries of sonic phenomenon that go on just below listeners' threshold of hearing and transfigure these whispers into ghostly echoes of dark ambient noise.
Martin Walters, All Music Guide

TRACK LISTING CD - 4 TRACKS

01 Conductor 22.30
02 Life & Death Of Pboc 23.00
03 The Will Of Tupi - Tupi.
The Rooster And G.K..The Dove 7.00
04 Royal Music #1 Brains And Gods For Emanuel Swedenborg 3.00