Our single of the week (20th January 2012)
• It seems fitting that with a new year dawning for the Too Pure Singles Club the label introduce you to the dead philosophy of Dead Skeletons.
• What is a Dead Skeleton? Can such an entity exist? Sonic wizards Jon Saemunder, Henrik Bjornsson and Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt probe such questions of depth and intensity through their own brand of magick and music.
• Dead Skeletons came into existence in 2008 when Jon needed some music for an art installation in the Reykjavik Art Museum. Enlisting the help of good friend Henrik Bjornsson and Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt, pleased with the results the trio penned more songs which would eventually become the Dead Magick album, a 72 minute, 12 song journey through space and time, life and death. Recording over a long period of time between September 2008 to Spring 2011, ‘Om Mani Peme Hung’ was one of the results of this process and the song that caught the attention at Too Pure.
• The techniques and instrumentation that Dead Skeletons use create an ambient soundscape ranging from triumphant to apocalyptic, to meditative and undeniably uplifting. Merging the old with the new, or rather rephrasing ancient wisdom in a format accessible to the modern mind is one of Dead Skeletons many gifts.
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