Glåsbird is an anonymous project by an established artist within the Ambient/Modern Classical scene. To date this artist has not produced any work that has been published and we're proud to present both the first ever Glåsbird release as well as the debut album, due out early next year.
The Glåsbird sound is undefined and we're told that it will be used to demonstrate working to themes, ideas and soundtracks. The artist studies their chosen topic intently before crafting electro-acoustic recordings into evocative cinematic soundscapes. The debut album Grønland is a sonic expedition to Greenland, tracking the enormous frozen ice cap, the colourful scandi huts and its lack of human inhabitants.
The preceding Drift Stations EP features two tracks which tell the story of embarking on this imaginary journey to Greenland, as it begins in the North Pole before traversing the frozen Arctic Circle sea towards the monolithic landmass.
In a brief section of recording space, the artist has stitched together a shrill and lonely coldness using violin, cello, sparse piano notes and other digitally effected acoustic instruments. Drift Stations is then set off with a magnificent photograph, taken on Greenland by photographer and tour guide Lasse Kyed.
released December 14, 2018
Written and produced by Glåsbird
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Photography by Lasse Kyed (www.instagram.com/greenland_explorer)