Annwfyn

by Marco Bakker

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murkok Exciting magical journey to the near and the unknown. Favorite track: Himinn Ljós.
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The music on this album was composed over a period of six years. Inspired by long winter walks, foggy trees and individuality, it was my intention to create a rather cold and desolate place embodied by soundscapes with cold textures, hypnotising tones, isolated moods but also some warmer feelings. Opening tracks “Ensi” (“First" in Finnish) and “Is Named Svinjar” (named after the subject of a spam mail I once received and also the first track I made for this album) are the portal towards Annwfyn, which is a mythical place in Welsh mythology. “Tendar Ljuv” (no meaning but referring to “tender love") and “Glimma” (“Shine” in Swedish) deliver some warmth and comfort to the album. “Nymolla” (a place in Sweden) sets the tone for the second part of Annwfyn: cold, desolate, ghostly. "Himinn Ljós” (no meaning but referring to “heaven light”) adds a bit of hypnotising light. Closing tracks “Ysbryd” (“spirit” in Welsh) and “Nos Calan Gaeaf” (the night before November 1st in Welsh) give the story an uncanny end. - Marco Bakker

Composed, produced and mixed by Marco Bakker between 2006 and 2012. Previously self-released under the name of Crossroads Ego.
“Glimma” was featured on “Listen”, a compilation of various artists published by Duckbay in 2008.

Also available on Fern Leaf with different artwork by Ilya Glebov: fernleaf.bandcamp.com

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released July 15, 2016

Cover photo by André Deryck (†), from his slides archive.
Additional artwork by Marco Bakker.

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