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Futuregrapher & Runar Magnusson

February 10, 2019

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Futuregrapher & Runar Magnusson announce a collaboration.

– album out 2019!!!! Looking forward to it and to let you guys hear it!!

Photo by Kristinn Þeyr Magnusson

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Some reviews about Reptilicus & Senking – Unison

February 10, 2019

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http://www.idieyoudie.com say: ” The experimentalist nature of the collaborators also makes for some notable variety in songs and approaches. The way that sustained tones coalesce out of the substrata on “For Decades” before being filtered back into pure ambience is unlike anything else present, acting as an impassive glacier in the midst of its more rhythmic neighbours. “Independent Access to White Noise” borders on twee-IDM in its initial moments of melody, but rapidly subverts those tropes with broken rhythms and tweaky sequences that criss cross the track in unpredictable ways.”

Sideline says “Unison is an album you’ve to listen to several times. It’s sophisticated and sometimes deeply experimental, but I like its accessibility. The great sound treatments and IDM touch mixed with some down-tempo cadence are getting the tracks fascinating. The work is filled with great analogue effects, deep-vibrating sequences, cold sound treatments and a constant mix between industrial- and space-like sounds. ”

A Miscellany Of Tasteful…say:  “This collaboration bore fruit in the recording you hear here.  A lot of the material is reminiscent of early Industrial experiments (think more about early Cabaret Voltaire than Throbbing Gristle or NON), yet with a far crisper, dynamic sound.  Reptilicus has since become augmented with Rúnar serving as third member, and it is our hope that this unit continue to record.”

Flux says: A perfect example of experimental electronic music with a cause and direction, Unison offers way more than interesting sounds and cerebral solutions. Any track has its own story and can be enjoyed for its musicality, be it hidden or clearly displayed. A good measure of human emotions and electronic coldness conjures a moody sound, in which light and darkness have their say. The expertise of the involved artists allows us to experience both an artistic piece of music, both an enjoyable affair with genuine musical elements.

Ragnheidur Eiriksdottir at Morgunbladid says:

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Arnar Eggert says:

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Recent release: Reptilicus & Senking – Unison

February 10, 2019
In late November 2011, Reptilicus, Senking (Raster-Noton), Rúnar Magnússon, and Orphx shared the bill at a concert in Toronto organised by Praveer Baijal founder of Toronto label Yatra-Arts. The occasion was to celebrate the release of Reptilicus’ first output in years: Initial Conditions, a blue vinyl 7″ that included a remix by Senking on the B-side.

At the time, production for modular-synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wires was under way. Reptilicus, Senking and Rúnar Magnússon were among the first wave of artists featured for the project. Praveer Baijal of Yatra-Arts introduced the bands to William Blakeney, executive producer of the film, and a session was organized at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario. The legendary studio was founded by the Lanois brothers and the site of numerous classic recordings, among them many of Brian Eno’s and Daniel Lanois’ ambient series in the 1980s.

A collection of vintage modular synthesizers was made available for sonic exploration, among them EMS Synthi A, ARP 2600 + sequencer, Moog 15, Minimoog, Roland System 100 + sequencer. Reptilicus also brought their P-synth, a drone machine built by Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson (Godkrist), electricity wizard and guitarist of such bands as Kukl and Þeyr.

The bands were privileged to have Bob Doidge (Crash Test Dummies, Cowboy Junkies), at the mixing desk, and enjoyed the assistance and deep expertise of Dean Batute when operating the vintage gear. Director Rob Fantinatto filmed the Saturday session which featured in I Dream of Wires: Hardcore edition.

Afterwards, Senking and Reptilicus, with Rúnar Magnússon as a third member, worked on the raw material in a truly trans-European fashion from their respective locations in Cologne, Reykjavík and Copenhagen. The result of their collaboration is the album Unison.

released October 5, 2018
Video from the Hamilton Session that featured in I Dream Of Wires Hardcore Edition Blue Ray.

Current activities: Edition#

February 10, 2019

Lately i have been working on a new project called Edition#. (webpage in the making)

Edition# is a collaboration between the two sound artists Yann Coppier (F/DK) & Runar Magnusson (IS/DK).
Working with sound installations, digital art, recordings & performances.

First installation will be opened in 15th. of march 2019 in Copenhagens new art space Urum – Institute for Efterklang. Located in an old watertower. A fantastic building with a mindboggling acoustics. Its challenging and fun to work there.

Recent activites: Concert in Alte Schmiede Wien Musikwerkstatt

February 10, 2019

In november i played my first concert in Vienna for a long time.  I shared the stage with italian surrealist Francesco Cavaliere at the wonderful Alte Schmiede Wien Musikwerkstatt. Organized by Azephal+Aleph.  I played a version of some of the work that was made the previous event with Brandauer reads Bowie. Working with sounds extracted from images of Bowie, Brian Eno & Brandauer. Manipulated voice, guitar pedals and SOMA Lyra-8 synth.

Recent activites: Brandauer reads Bowie

February 10, 2019

Brandauer reads Bowie at Galerie Gugging last october was a great success. It sold out in few minutes.

Klaus Maria Brandauer read lyrics by David Bowie, mainly from the album Outside.

It was truly magnificent to experience Brandauer work and perform. It was great to work with Jana Irmert on the soundscape and hopefully we will work together again. Thanks to Michael Martinek and Fabrique Records to set it up with galerie gugging. A truely amazing place dedicated to Art Brut / outsider art.

Read more here about the connection of David Bowie and Gugging, the inspiration for this project.

Hopefully this team will be working together again soon.

 

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Thank you to The Danish Arts Foundation

October 2, 2017

I am grateful to the Danish Arts Foundation to decide to support my work. I received a development grant to work on an idea of mine. It allows me to work for several months on developing this project. It is a mixture of a music drama and installation, crossing a bit into computer game work and working in a way with audio-only virtual reality. Looking into various tools, learning new stuff and hopefully coming up with something interesting.