North Of The North //

Album label: 
Release date: 
02/06/2008
Recording location: 
On locations in Skjervøy Kommune, North Norway
Recording date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Mastering technician: 
Thomas Hukkelberg
Mixing technician: 
Thomas Hukkelberg
Recording technician: 
Marc Pichelin
  • 1. Bateau De Pêche (02:41)
  • 2. Le Port (03:38)
  • 3. Bord De Route (01:45)
  • 4. Trois Bords De Mer (10:55)
  • 5. Travelling Sur Le Pont D'un Ferry Boat (06:14)
  • 6. Du Vent Du Nord (05:15)
  • 7. West Of The North (06:09)
  • 8. East Of The North (07:15)
  • 9. South Of The North (07:24)

In June 2006 North of the North explored the sounds in a small area of North Norway. On the islands Skjervøy and Arnøy at 70°N they collected sounds from meetings with local fishermen, staff at a ferry, a flock of reindeer, arctic birdlife and more. These recordings are phonographies ¬– sound pictures – used in an improvisational electro acoustic dialogue with the other instruments in the group. The sounds from Skjervøy and Arnøy are part of an artificial sound world when the musicians present their own interpretation of the sound in these areas.

Liner notes
North of the north
Voyage sur l'île de Skervøy - juin 2006

Des bateaux nous transportent. Longs travellings dans les fjords.
Nous flirtons avec le cercle polaire. Du froid envahit nos tympans.

Les oiseaux habitent l'immensité.
Une lumière bleue recouvre les paysages lents.

L'écoute du vent nous plonge dans une contemplation du temps.
Nous glissons quelques sons dans les plissures des vagues.

Dans la nuit sans fin l'horizon est permanent.

Marc Pichelin
Périgueux, France
March 2008