Editing, mastering/Alf Terje Hana at Alstone Studio
released June 9, 2023
Line Horneland - vocals, loops
Alf Terje Hana - guitars, electronics
Swamp at Dawn is a new meditative 3rd album from Sonarophon. The duo Line Horneland/Alf Terje Hana improvises and searches for exciting spaces, brings out moods, creates images and challenges. They do this "live" in the studio. The album is a symbiosis of electronic and acoustic soundscapes with sensitive and sometimes daring vocals. Horneland and Hana invite us and seduce us into new rooms. Unknown rooms. Good rooms. The goal is to make people stop a little, look up and sense a hint of infinity. There is depth here. Here there is width... and here there is a height without a vanishing point. Swamp at Dawn is a personal greeting from Sonarophon to each individual listener. Dice roll irrelevant.
Sonarophon: Swamp At Dawn
By Maurizio Pustianaz(@) - Jul 17 2023 More reviews by Maurizio Pustianaz
cover Artist: Sonarophon
Title: Swamp At Dawn
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Rated: * * * * *
"Swamp at Dawn" is the third album by Sonarophon, the duo formed by Line Horneland and Alf Terje Hana. Despite being a short album, its twenty-four minutes aims to bring the listener through "new places". Recorded live in studio using electronic and acoustic soundscapes the four tracks here included experiment with ambience and minimalism. Vocally, imagine a Diamanda Galas approach but less extreme. Musically, we have guitar manipulations and, here and there, soft long notes or chords creating creepy atmospheres or meditative ones. The aim of "Swamp At Dawn" is to make the listener stop, let themself loose and follow the sound like they were floating into a sensory deprivation tank.