“AFTONKLANG is a live recording from the solo concert by GRIFT at Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, Oslo, September 16, 2018. This concert is one of several unique solo concerts I have done in the past two years. The reason I decided to have this concert recorded was that the sound in this room is absolutely amazing; a single tone lasts for about 15 seconds.
The concert itself was recorded by Harald K. Jansson with three condenser microphones. No effects or changes were made afterward. I made some mistakes here and there while playing the guitar, but I’ve left it just as it was in the heat of the moment.
The room itself provides a very special feeling with its fresco walls, a story told on the spark of life, surrounded by a compact darkness. It was too dark in there to get good pictures. Therefore, the photographs I used for this release were taken from when I gave an intimate solo concert in Gössäter’s old stonemasonry. I think these impressions, captured by Simon Blomberg, also can represent the atmosphere that lasted for a night in Vigeland’s tomb chamber.
Thanks to all of you who joined me for a moment in silence!
Erik on behalf of GRIFT.”
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