T. Jervell – Undergangen (Håp)

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This album marks the end of a “Four Seasons”-project.
The first release in the project was the track “Fanfare of Spring”, featured on the compilation “Tying Up Loose Ends #1 – Culport”. This was followed by the summer album “En Sommerdag I Kroken (Ruter)”. The endless loop tape “Decomposing Transitions” described autumn, containing a two-minute loop, with no beginning nor end.
Just like “En Sommerdag I Kroken”, this is an album with a narrative. The narrative here is presented both in the titles, and the enclosed text (program notes). Thus, making this a piece of program music.

Undergangen (Håp)

Released December 2, 2022

Trond Jervel – Decomposing Transition

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The second tape in the series will be released by Tone Burst on the 28th of November 2022. The cassette will feature a two-minute loop by T. Jervell called “Decomposing transition”

The digital counterpart consists of a twenty-minute snapshot of autumn. Repeating and reflecting the cassette loop, adding parts, removing parts, deconstructing parts. Listening to the decay, as it happens.

The loop tapes have been duplicated by letting each successive tape be a copy of the former, thus being a representation of autumns slow decay. The idea being that audio (in theory) might degrade a small amount, for each duplication. This degradation is furthermore enhanced by the fact that every time the listener hears the loop, the physical tape will get worn, and eventually completely degrade.

The tea provided with the cassette is a Pu-erh tea harvested in 2000. It has been fermented and stored for 20 years in Jinggu, China. It has a distinct earthy taste, with Jujube and liquorice tones.

released October 28, 2022

video by PP aka Chromadots

T. Jervell – En sommerdag i Kroken (Ruter)

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Follow Suit Part 3 of 4 – Ruter

The starting point for this album was the suit of Diamonds. In Norway we call this suit “ruter”. Ruter refers to the geometric shape found on the cards, but the word can also mean windows. This led to the idea that these 12 tracks should not only represent the 12 cards in the suit, but also have a narrative connected to 12 windows in my house.
Windows are also interesting in terms of the fact that they are see-through, but also able to reflect. Considering this I decided that every track should describe events both inside and outside of each window.
So, this is an album with a narrative.
Instrumental (art) music that attempts to describe a narrative musically, is often called program music. The narrative might be presented as a text (program notes), through the piece’s title etc.
In light of this, I decided that this would be an album of program music.
I am sure there are people who will argue that this isn’t proper program music, in regards to it not being “classical I am sure there are people who will argue that this isn’t proper program music, in regards to it not being “classical music”/art music. I could of course make an argument and discuss this, but I will not.
You just have to accept that the music you are about to hear, and the accompanying text is composed according to my interpretations of what the term program music contains.

credits

releases September 3, 2021

Design + Artwork – Phil/Tone Burst
Mastering: Jørgen Kirksæther @Transistor Mastering
All tracks written & produced by T. Jervell
Track 2 contains a sample from ChromaDots «Nebel sei dies Leben»
Track 13 lyrics written by Arne C. Jervell

For all the love, inspiration, advice, help, co-operation/creation and conversations, Thank you: Guro and the kids, Arne, Rune Opdahl, Kristoffer Aars, Phil, Barry, Friends and family, Mr. Bosanquet, Bjørn Andor Drage, Bodvar Drotninghaug Mœ & Jørgen Kirksæther.