All this is not to complain, but to explain. It'll cool off soon enough, probably even rain. In the meantime I've got a great excuse to eat lots of ice cream. But I'm just saying. And this explains why today my thoughts for a musical offering turned to cooler climes.
I've mentioned the ice music of Norwegian Terje Isungset before; conveniently he's released a new CD called Hibernation, which continues his chilly flirtation with the sounds that can be made through the careful carving and application of mallets and lips to chunks of ice.
This album was recorded in an igloo at Geilo, in Norway, on January 2008. Isungset plays some ice percussion, an ice horn, and an iceofon (ice balafon), and sings. Sara Marielle Gaup sings some joiks. Peter Paelinck plays an ice didgeridoo. And Eilif Gundersen plays an ice horn. Cooling music, indeed. Enjoy.
[mp3] Terje Isungset:
from the album Hibernation
More Terje Isungset:
download the song "Igloo" from WFMU's Beware of the Blog
ice music videos