Fe-Mail & Carlos Giffoni - Northern Stains - CD
Northern Stains is the collaboration between experimental phenomenon Carlos Giffoni and Fe-Mail (Maja Ratkje & Hild Tafjord; also members of Spunk). This trio finally met when Giffoni booked Fe-Mail to headline the Sunday night of his genre-defining Brooklyn-based 3-day No Fun Festival in 2005. Early in 2006 Giffoni boarded a flight to Norway... and so was Northern Stains born in Spunk's Oslo studio.
Individually and together, Carlos Giffoni and Fe-Mail make records that are rich, detailed, dense and complex; constantly straddling the line between improvised noise and modern composition. It's this attention to detail and warmth that make Fe-Mail & Carlos Giffoni such celebrated artists and kindred collaborators.
Northern Stains is often an absurd combination of live sounds, feedback, hilarious sampling, but with a genuine sentimental touch, which nods towards both the northern glaciers and the beauty and brutality of nature. Tomorrow's music today. The album was recorded live in SPUNK studio in Oslo. Cover artwork by Maya Miller of The Double Leopards.
1. Moral Heritage
2. Come You Are
3. Daymare Blues
4. Northern Stains
5. Not In Santa's Land