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Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code CD

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Minimal organ drones from Kali Malone ‎via iDEAL Recordings (album sampler from digital source, 1 min from each song)


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Artist: Kali Malone
Title: The Sacrificial Code
Format: 3x CD

Label: iDEAL recordings
Cat nr: iDEAL192CD
Genre: Drone/Modern classical/Minimal


Canons For Kirnberger III
1-1 Spectacle Of Ritual 10:53
1-2 Sacrificial Code 5:29
1-3 Rose Wreath Crown (For C.W.) 10:25
Norrlands Orgel
2-1 Sacer Profanare 8:48
2-2 Litanic Cloth Wrung 13:25
2-3 Fifth Worship II 7:50
Live In Hagakyrka
3-1 Hagakyrka Bells 1:08
3-2 Prelude 11:23
3-3 Sacrificial Code 13:22
3-4 Glory Canon III 23:23
  • Manufactured By –
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – AJ73073
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – AJ76007
  • Recorded At – Kungliga Musikhögskolan I Stockholm
  • Recorded At – Studio Acusticum
  • Recorded At – Hagakyrkan, Gothenburg
  • Artwork [Art], Photography By – A.M. Rehm
  • Composed By [Music] – Kali Malone
  • Layout – A.M.*Simon Cañez-Sabus
  • Mastered By – Rashad Becker
  • Performer [Performed By] – Ellen Arkbro (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4), Kali Malone
  • Recorded By – Kali Malone (tracks: 1-1 to 2-3), Rasmus Persson (tracks: 3-1 to 3-4)
  • Recorded By [With The Assistance Of] – Karl Sjölund (tracks: 2-1 to 2-3)

“Canons For Kirnberger III” performed and recorded at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm, March 2018.

“Norrlands Orgel” performed and recorded at Studio Acustücum […] in Piteå, September 2018.
“Live In Hagakyrka” performed […] and recorded […] at Hagakyrka in Gothenburg, April 2018.

Set issued in 8-panel Digifile.

Slow, methodical organ recordings on this major new work from Kali Malone;  a quietly subversive double album featuring almost two hours of concentrated, creeping organ pieces governed by a strict acoustic and compositional code with ultimately profound emotional resonance. Featuring additional organ pieces performed by Ellen Arkbro and mastering by Rashad Becker, you’re gonna wanna spent time with this one.

‘The Sacrificial Code’ takes a more surgical approach to the methods first explored on last year’s ‘Organ Dirges 2016 – 2017’. Over the course of three parts performed on three different organs, Malone’s minimalist process captures a jarring precision of closeness, both on the level of the materiality of the sounds and on the level of composition.The recordings here involved careful close miking of the pipe organ in such a way as to eliminate environmental identifiers as far as possible – essentially removing the large hall reverb so inextricably linked to the instrument. The pieces were then further compositionally stripped of gestural adornments and spontaneous expressive impulse –  an approach that flows against the grain of the prevailing musical hegemony, where sound is so often manipulated, and composition often steeped in self indulgence. It echoes Steve Reich’s sentiment “ voluntarily giving up the freedom to do whatever momentarily comes to mind, we are, as a result, free of all that momentarily comes to mind.”

With its slow, purified and seemingly austere qualities ‘The Sacrificial Code’ guides us through an almost trance-inducing process where we become vulnerable receptors for every slight movement, where every miniature shift in sound becomes magnified through stillness. As such, it’s a uniquely satisfying exercise in transcendence through self restraint – a stunning realisation of ideas borne out of academic and conceptual rigour which gradually reveals startling personal dimensions. It has a perception-altering quality that encourages self exploration free of signposts and without a preordained endpoint – the antithesis to the language of colourless musical platitudes we’ve become so accustomed to.

Text from Boomkat


Additional information

Weight 0.40 kg
Dimensions 32 × 32 × 0.4 cm