Mar 6, 2011
Runhild Gammelsæter's Amplicon LP Details Announced
Little Black Cloud Records is proud to announce the LP details of Runhild Gammelsæter LP Amplicon . It will be released on April 12th, 2011 with entirely new artwork.
01. Collapse - Lifting The Veil
02. Expanding The Universe
07. Coming To
This is Runhild Gammelsæter first solo recording. The purpose was to create something organic – sound with and about life. Originally released in 2008 on CD via Utech, this Amplicon's first time in LP form.
This LP edition features new cover art, a haunting self portrait painted by Runhild herself along with spectacular packaging limited to just first pressing of 100. The first 100 LPs are raw clear vinyl (no center label) within a clear plastic picture disc sleeve. There will be a two sided full color insert featuring her self portrait on one side and artful album details on the other. The entire package will then be wrapped in white cotton webbing with a handwritten line of lyric (written by Runhild) tucked into the webbing. This entire production will be placed in a polybag for protection. To listen to the record you will have to break it out the record from it's soft cocoon.
A download card will be included.
Publicity : ILC / Talia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Label Contact info : Tracy - tracy@littleblackcloudrecords.
What the press has said:
"Runhild Gammelsaeter is a beast. She contorts her vocals to sound unreal, more ill-tempered than any horror film villain. Her intuitive sense of experimentation is profound, surpassing any female vocalist in metal. With her first solo album, Amplicon (Utech, 2008), Gammelsaeter exceeds expectations based on her work in Thorr’s Hammer and Khlyst. Putting forth her Ph.D. knowledge of cell physiology, she flavors Amplicon with ideas from physics, chemistry, and biology. Amplicons are pieces of DNA produced from organic or naturally occurring events, like evolution. As if producing music for something nonhuman, Gammelsaeter goes beyond human comprehension with frightening power."-Invisible Oranges
"The most important aspect of Gammelsaeter's music are the voices. The voices! Whispered, spoken, screamed at the top of what is humanly possible, juxtaposing poetic apocalypticism (cosmic and personal) with cold and strict science, creating an omniscient and eerie ambience.Tittering madness, beautiful clear singing (from pop to operatic to soul to ethereal), pitch-shifted abyss-roars, androgynously pitched spoken words, black howls and shrieks, nebulous whispers... Too many voices to mention. Runhild does what I think very few extreme vocalists would dare: at many points, the harsh death growls that made Thorr's Hammer legendary, stands completely alone - no reverb, no harmonics, no music, just the throat naked in empty space. Anyone who has recorded extreme metal knows how feeble that naked growl may sound - Gammelsaeter not only defies the empty space, she conquers it with a vocal force without a doubt adjacent to Attila Csihar (if not surpassing the Hungarian beast, at least in range and versatility)." -Avant-garde Metal