Alexander Rishaug - Possible Landscape
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... a careful alternation between chaos and predictability, fuzzy clicks, mildly overdriven, yet uneasily hushed shifting chords, and Oval-like uneasy ambience. - The Wire
Rishaug's constructions are like readymades waiting to be plucked from the ground, deadweight solids with a come-hither glint. - Phillip Sherburne
Alexander Rishaug is a sound artist and electronic musician based in Oslo, Norway. A member of the country's fertile experimental music scene, Rishaug has toured throughout Europe and the US and appeared on compilations on the Rune Grammofon, Jester and Smalltown Supersound labels. His first full-length, the critically acclaimed Panorama, was released in 2002 by Smalltown Supersound.
Moving from ambient to abstract beats and classic clicks and cuts, Rishaug's second release, Possible Landscape, explores tones and textures creating detailed, rich and melodic soundscapes. Based on recordings of self-played instruments and field recordings that were then edited and processed on Rishaug's computer, Possible Landscape straddles a perfect middle ground between structure and rhythm with unexpected skips and random shifts.
Also a member of the improv trio ARM with Arne Borgan and Are Mokkelbost (Single Unit), Rishaug has collaborated with numerous other artists including Håkon Kornstad, Pål Asle Pettersen, Tonny Klyften, John Hegre, Jørgen Træen, Toshimaru Nakamura and Salvatore.
Catalog Number: ASP 2024
Release Date: January 1, 2004
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