A small selection of the sample-based compositions John Henriksson has made for the last few years have now been put together to a twelve minute sound collage titled "I Wish I Could Draw Her Nose", which makes up the debut of the solo project he calls Molnbär av John.
"I Wish I Could Draw Her Nose" is made from chopped and screwed sounds, humorous compositions and romantic melodies, where the image of Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River on the stairs of the fire escape and the hip-hop idols from younger days passing by on the streets below is constantly recurring. Collages of melodies, voices and sound recordings are collected with precision and warmth, sounds from countless - long forgotten - crackling vinyl singles mixed with dictaphone recordings; all in true hip-hop tradition since the early teens. Back and forth, to and from the cassette tapes, new cloudy horizons are created by sounds, where the crackling of the record is hard to separate from the sound of the rain, which is mixed together with the hissing of the cassette tape, which is hard to separate from the sound of the wind.
released November 3, 2009
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