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Mortiis To Re-Release "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" On Vinyl

Nearly 20 years after its original release, cult-legend Mortiis’ “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” will receive a limited edition vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The record, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as 'Era1' in Mortiis’ evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on creating epic synth tracks that evoked images of desolate landscapes and eerie atmospheres. Mortiis’ music was a huge departure from the black metal scene he was largely involved in during his mid-teens, yet it retained a dark ambience that still appealed to the black metal elite, as well as fans of more experimental music and the gothic crowd.

"Taking a cue from experimental/progressive acts like Tangerine Dream, Mortiis threw typical song structure to the wayside in favor of synth-laden soundscapes, of a length and grandeur that would limit 'Ånden som Gjorde Opprør' to just two songs, 'En mørk Horisont' and 'Visjoner av en Eldgammel Fremtid.'"

“Tangerine Dream pretty much singlehandedly got me into making music on synths,” Mortiis said. “I was into stuff like Coil, Kraftwerk, Sleep Chamber, and Throbbing Gristle as well, but Tangerine Dream was the big thing for me.”

The re-release of “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” will be limited to 500 copies, with 250 available in standard black and 250 in special swirl-colored vinyl.

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1. chet the bringer of death writes:

I really dig mortiis, but is it profitable to do this?
Who listens to anything on vinyl any more anyhow?
I guess maybe as a collectors item

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2. Cynic writes:

Err, well for one who said it's for profit? I mean, he released his last album for pay as you like download. Also, judging by the crazy amounts that old Mortiis stuff goes for on ebay there's easily enough people out there for something like this to pay for itself, which is a nice way of creating art and releasing things fans want.

Hell, if this was "Crypt of the Wizard" on vinyl instead I'd probably be first in line to buy it.

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