Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - 11 Instances of dead Letters+Words

11 Instances of dead Letters+Words

Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 11 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 11 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 11 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - 11 Instances of dead Letters+Words

Thomas Ekelund, the man behind Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, shows us the darker areas of his mind. This is music that makes you feel. This is abstract music but with very concrete feelings hidden within. The 50 minutes of »11 Instances of Dead Letters+Words« may be seen as a collection of moods, emotions and states of awareness or just a series of tracks assembled over the course of one year. Listen, and make up your mind what - if anything - it’s all about. This is ambient music, and it shares some thoughts with Brian Eno’s »Discreet Music« philosophies. Echoes of the late 80’s Hafler Trio, minimalism which you can track down to Alvin Lucier and others, the drones — like a punk-version of Phill Niblock. There we might have it! Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words might be the anarchy in today’s sound art.

Reviews

»The ambient abstractions of Gothenburg’s Thomas Ekelund are curilously affecting, blending low resolution drones, musical and non-musical treatments and fieldrecordings with unadorned directness [...] Ekelunds rare ability to instil emotion into the machines is admirable«
- by Keith Moliné, from Wire

»It’s a piece that works particularly well as a locomotive companion. I tried this out the other day and couldn’t help but imagine the train riding the wall of sound seeping from my headphones. The rapidly shifting landscape outside seemed to exist solely as a backdrop to Dead Letters’ creation. Given the majestic beauty and generally surreal feeling of staring at a forest at 200 km/h, that’s quite a compliment.«
- by Mats Gustavsson, from Dusted Magazine

»The drone is dense, the beats, if you could call them that, are illogical and discordant. Ekelund's manipulations confront a smattering of sideline, negligible sounds. He tweaks small objects making them sound like they are caught adrift in a 50MPH wind upon a craggy rock garden or snow tires on open pavement. Encrusted with a startling combination of ambient science.«
- by TJ Norris, from Igloo

Tracklisting

Download Album (IDEAL018DD)
  1. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Tell Laura I Love Her
  2. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Realign then Fall
  3. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - A List of Things
  4. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - The Hills are Alive
  5. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Settling Dust
  6. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Motions of Inanimate Objects
  7. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Wires of Oh Dots
  8. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Bird, Broken
  9. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Dread
  10. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Last Words Anywhere
  11. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Dead Letters Spell Out »Alive!«

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Tell Laura I Love Her 5m 13s £0.75
2 Realign then Fall 2m 10s £0.75
3 A List of Things 1m 6s £0.75
4 The Hills are Alive 6m 10s £0.75
5 Settling Dust 4m 54s £0.75
6 Motions of Inanimate Objects 3m 58s £0.75
7 Wires of Oh Dots 7m 29s £0.75
8 Bird, Broken 2m 34s £0.75
9 Dread 7m 21s £0.75
10 Last Words Anywhere 2m 24s £0.75
11 Dead Letters Spell Out »Alive!« 6m 55s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (11 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Tell Laura I Love Her 5m 13s £0.75
2 Realign then Fall 2m 10s £0.75
3 A List of Things 1m 6s £0.75
4 The Hills are Alive 6m 10s £0.75
5 Settling Dust 4m 54s £0.75
6 Motions of Inanimate Objects 3m 58s £0.75
7 Wires of Oh Dots 7m 29s £0.75
8 Bird, Broken 2m 34s £0.75
9 Dread 7m 21s £0.75
10 Last Words Anywhere 2m 24s £0.75
11 Dead Letters Spell Out »Alive!« 6m 55s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (11 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Tell Laura I Love Her 5m 13s £0.75
2 Realign then Fall 2m 10s £0.75
3 A List of Things 1m 6s £0.75
4 The Hills are Alive 6m 10s £0.75
5 Settling Dust 4m 54s £0.75
6 Motions of Inanimate Objects 3m 58s £0.75
7 Wires of Oh Dots 7m 29s £0.75
8 Bird, Broken 2m 34s £0.75
9 Dread 7m 21s £0.75
10 Last Words Anywhere 2m 24s £0.75
11 Dead Letters Spell Out »Alive!« 6m 55s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (11 tracks) £6.99