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S.hel // Disconnect CDR

S.hel // Disconnect CDR

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The British label Whitelabrecs, which has released a large number of high-quality ambient works in CDR format since 2015, has arrived.

This work is an album released in 2020 by Icelandic pianist S.hel.Contains 8 neo-classical songs.It is out of print.

Whitelabrecs Other worksand /// Click here to see more Whitelabrecs releases available at Tobira.

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Edition of 100. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring concept photography by Sarah Maria Yasdani and Rakel Ýr Ste fáns dóttir, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDr.

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" There's a well-known German saying'Ich bin Weltbürger: überall zu Hause, überall fremd' which roughly translates to'I'm a world citizen: I am everywhere at home and everywhere a stranger'. S.hel believes this is a phrase which describes him well; London his birthplace, being partly raised in Germany and residing in Iceland.

Disconnect is a debut album by an emerging artist, arriving at a time of uncertainty and disarray, where terms such as self-isolation and social distancing are on everyone's lips. However, this record's theme is not born out of the adversity that coined these phrases Instead, when creating these works the artist was informed by his thoughts around identity and how we perceive it as a whole. Do places of origin matter? He moved around a lot as a child and at times, felt he had no roots which left him feeling very disconnected at times. Some years on and settling in Iceland, he now realises the valuable lessons and skills the experience has brought.

Disconnect follows the self-released EP'Lucid' in 2018 and the primary instrument is the piano. Aptly, we will be releasing this album for piano day as this unique record draws in wide influences including mentor Mikael Lind who mixed the album, S. hel's piano teachers Sunna Gunnlaugs and Kjartan Valdemarsson as well Contemporary composers play their part too in the stimulus, such as Nils Frahm, Arvo Pärt and Max Richter. Disconnect flits between intimate and organic piano compositions and granulated or randomized electronic effects, interspersed with swathes of strings and synthesizer. Creaks and pensive moments navigate perceived silence and suspense, whilst the mood switches effortlessly to the grandeur of modern classical orchestration in equal measure.

This striking album package is complete with the wonderful concept artwork of Sarah Maria Yasdani and Rakel Ýr Ste fáns dóttir who have also produced and directed accompanying music videos. The concept works hand in hand with the music and themes of disconnection S.hel portrays and reflects on Currently the routine may be all we crave, but maybe amongst all this we can all find some way to connect again. The loneliness resulted from being part of a society that has lost itself in daily routine.
"
--Whitelabrecs

Artist: S.hel

Label: Whitelabrecs

The British label Whitelabrecs, which has released a large number of high-quality ambient works in CDR format since 2015, has arrived.

This work is an album released in 2020 by Icelandic pianist S.hel.Contains 8 neo-classical songs.It is out of print.

Whitelabrecs Other worksand /// Click here to see more Whitelabrecs releases available at Tobira.

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Edition of 100. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring concept photography by Sarah Maria Yasdani and Rakel Ýr Ste fáns dóttir, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDr.

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" There's a well-known German saying'Ich bin Weltbürger: überall zu Hause, überall fremd' which roughly translates to'I'm a world citizen: I am everywhere at home and everywhere a stranger'. S.hel believes this is a phrase which describes him well; London his birthplace, being partly raised in Germany and residing in Iceland.

Disconnect is a debut album by an emerging artist, arriving at a time of uncertainty and disarray, where terms such as self-isolation and social distancing are on everyone's lips. However, this record's theme is not born out of the adversity that coined these phrases Instead, when creating these works the artist was informed by his thoughts around identity and how we perceive it as a whole. Do places of origin matter? He moved around a lot as a child and at times, felt he had no roots which left him feeling very disconnected at times. Some years on and settling in Iceland, he now realises the valuable lessons and skills the experience has brought.

Disconnect follows the self-released EP'Lucid' in 2018 and the primary instrument is the piano. Aptly, we will be releasing this album for piano day as this unique record draws in wide influences including mentor Mikael Lind who mixed the album, S. hel's piano teachers Sunna Gunnlaugs and Kjartan Valdemarsson as well Contemporary composers play their part too in the stimulus, such as Nils Frahm, Arvo Pärt and Max Richter. Disconnect flits between intimate and organic piano compositions and granulated or randomized electronic effects, interspersed with swathes of strings and synthesizer. Creaks and pensive moments navigate perceived silence and suspense, whilst the mood switches effortlessly to the grandeur of modern classical orchestration in equal measure.

This striking album package is complete with the wonderful concept artwork of Sarah Maria Yasdani and Rakel Ýr Ste fáns dóttir who have also produced and directed accompanying music videos. The concept works hand in hand with the music and themes of disconnection S.hel portrays and reflects on Currently the routine may be all we crave, but maybe amongst all this we can all find some way to connect again. The loneliness resulted from being part of a society that has lost itself in daily routine.
"
--Whitelabrecs

Artist: S.hel

Label: Whitelabrecs