ITALY – Nearly 20 years after its original release, cult-legend Mortiisâ€™ â€œÃ…nden som Gjorde OpprÃ¸râ€ will receive a limited edition vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM.
The record, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as â€œEra1â€ in Mortiisâ€™ evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on creating epic synth tracks that evoked images of desolate landscapes and eerie atmospheres. Mortiisâ€™ music was a huge departure from the black metal scene he was largely involved in during his mid-teens, yet it retained a dark ambience that still appealed to the black metal elite, as well as fans of more experimental music and the gothic crowd.
Taking a cue from experimental/progressive acts like Tangerine Dream, Mortiis threw typical song structure to the wayside in favor of synth-laden soundscapes, of a length and grandeur that would limit â€œÃ…nden som Gjorde OpprÃ¸râ€ to just two songs, â€œEn mÃ¸rk Horisontâ€ and â€œVisjoner av en Eldgammel Fremtid.â€
â€œTangerine Dream pretty much singlehandedly got me into making music on synths,â€ Mortiis said. â€œI was into stuff like Coil, Kraftwerk, Sleep Chamber, and Throbbing Gristle as well, but Tangerine Dream was the big thing for me.â€
The re-release of â€œÃ…nden som Gjorde OpprÃ¸râ€ will be limited to 500
copies, with 250 available in standard black and 250 in special