Archive for ‘Drone’

December 20, 2012

Den Yttersta Dagen [funeral002]

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The second release on Funeral Fog Records is a 32 minutes long, black single sided cassette tape made in only 25 hand numbered copies.
The title of the release is “Den Yttersta Dagen” swedish for “The Last Day”.

This release is dedicated doomsday on 21st December 2012. This day will also be the official release day.

Buy it here

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October 29, 2012

Mountain Hike 2012 Post 3

On the way down “Åreskutan” the wind began to accelerate and the fog thickened. As a guidepost, there were a lot of weather-beaten red steel pipes drilled into the rock. Some of these pipes had small holes in them that induced a flute-like sound when the wind blew through them.
At the beginning I did not understand that the sounds came from the pipes so for a long time I walked around and wondered what these droney abstract sounds which created an even more eerie feeling in the barren landscape was.

When I realized it was the pipes that developed them I took my Aquarian H2 hydrophone and lowered it a few feet down the pipe and really hoped that it could capture the sound, and it really did!

I think this recording is the most intresting and best recording I made this mountain hike. Both because it was so unexpected and for the fasination of how melodic and complex sounds the nature can create.

[Recorded with a Aquarian H2a hydrophone conected to a Marantz PMD661 audio recorder]

PS. If you liked what you just heard keep your ears and eyes peeled for a cassette tape called “Fragments from a world that is no more” that I currently working on where these sounds are the base of the composition. D.S.

August 6, 2012

Jurko Haltuu Live@Maglehemsfestivalen 2012

This weekend I’ve spent a few days on the Maglehemsfestival. This is a very small and intimate musicfestival located in the very beutiful “Österlen-area” on the southeastern coast of Sweden.
The festival focuses mostly on rock and pop music but also has a few electronic acts and even some poets and other art forms on the schedule.

On Saturday at 4 PM, I did my live-performance. This was the third time I performed at the festival but the first time I played in daylight.
It was a new experience playing my music in bright sunshine and 25 ° C. This brought a different kind of audience and mood than playing as the closing act in the middle of the night that I’ve done the other years.
But because it was so sunny and bright, I could not use the visual projections that I had created for this live set. I think this miscalculation unfortunately resulted in that the show lost a dimension.

But I’m satisfied with the musical part of the show and feel that it would be fun to work on with it and make it sound even bigger and deeper.
And it would be intresting to do some more live apperances with it in the future,
where I also includes the visual effects.

All the sounds in the set is made of many different field-recordings that I have recorded and later processed using the computer and some analog effects to create this “sinuswave sounding drones”.

July 3, 2012

Review

To day I find a flattering review of my record “Ljuset Kommer Aldrig Åter”. Read it here.

And if you are interested you can buy the record here.

May 30, 2012

Jurko Haltuu & Anders Walldén Live@Luminans (Borgen) 2012-03-23 Malmö

A few months ago I wrote that I was preparing a liveset together with Anders Walldén, the gig went well and if you are intrested you can download and listen to how the set ended up here: BorgFM
(Sound quality is not the best but you get a good sense of how it sounded anyway)

The set is mostly build around sounds from the upcoming cassette split we are working on and soon going to release on my lable Funeral Fog Reords. So take a listen to the recording and keep your ears and eyes open for the release if you like what you hear.

January 16, 2012

Remix!

Recently I have been remixing a track made by my friend Anders Walldén from his new very beautyful sounding album Oändligheten.
When he asked me if I wanted to do a remix for him, I was glad he had chosen this particular song for me because it’s one of my favorite songs from the album.
My thoughts with the remix were to make it even more emotional and deeper than the original.
I did this by pulling down the tempo by 20% on certain melodies and the vocalparts and added a “sad violinpad” that follows through the whole song.
To create a greater depth I built up a drone loop that escalates in the end of the song and then I could not help but to replace Anders field recordings with my own.
This is the result:

and here is the original:

November 26, 2011

Ljuset Kommer Aldrig Åter

On 27th of October I released the first record on my newly started label Funeral Fog Records.
Ljuset Kommer Aldrig Åter is the name of the album and it is produced by me under the psedonum Jurko Haltuu.
Here are some facts about the release:

Ljuset Kommer Aldrig Åter (The Light Will Never Return) is a 44 minutes and 6 seconds long piece of music, composed, looped and processed by me ( Jurko Haltuu). All sounds are based on a 2 minute and 47 seconds long field recording made by my friend Magnus Natt och Dag in his car just outside Halmstad on the Swedish west coast. Sunday 28 August 2011.

On release day, I made a very intimate gig at the tiny but oh so nice gallery Makeriet driven by some friends of mine here in Malmo.
The gig went really well and I am very pleased with how the sound became established in this small room, about 20-25 square meters.

March 1, 2011

“Escaping The Dark” new Jurko Haltuu release on Treetrunk Records

I have just released my second release on Treetrunk Records. An EP called “Escaping The Dark”. The EP  contains two dark ambient / drone tracks named “Mörker” (darkness in Swedish) and “The Escape”

I wanted to get the sounds go from sounding dark and rumbling in the begining to more brighter and easily manageable in the end. To get the listener to simpely escape the dark.

 

The EP is downloadable for free here.


January 23, 2011

Train To Nowhere

This is a dark emotional track.

I have used the recorded sounds from an old tape recorder and a ventilation valve. Then I added some white noise and a few software synthesizers. Then I processed everything in Reason.

I think there is  a very sad and dark feeling in this track that I really like.

[I suggest you listen to it  in speakers on high volume, not in headphones]

January 23, 2011

Summer Breeze

A droney track with some field recordings from this past summer when I was in the deep forests of Småland picked blueberrys.

[sounds best if you use headphones when listening to this]