Hildur Gudnadottir - Leyfdu Ljosinu
May 21, 2012 at 7:33pm
Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir's beautiful new album 'Leyfdu ljosinu' (Icelandic for 'Allow the light'), was recorded live at the Music Research Centre, University of York, in January 2012. (NB - It was not played in a concert environment and there was no audience.)
According to Hildur's website
, "To be faithful to time and space - elements vital to the movement of sound - this album was recorded entirely live, with no post-tampering of the recordings' own sense of occasion."
A multichannel version is also available - a 2GB USB stick in a hand-made (by the artist) paper cover.You can read more about this here
, and order the album here
. You can also stream this and all of Hildur's releases on Gogoyoko.
In other Hildur-related news, sadly the tour she was to undertake with Japan frontman David Sylvian this Spring has been postponed after Sylvian sustained a back injury. "His management are hoping that with medical care his condition will improve significantly, and that we'll be able to reschedule the tour at a later date."