THE TALE OF THE UNHAPPY AMERICAN
TOM11 | released: 05/12/2000 | CD
via Anost (Europe)
24 tracks - all even tracks are for the music, all uneven tracks contain the story.
"The Tale of the Unhappy American" is the first full release by Aeron Bergman on Tomlab and follows his contribution to the "For Friends" label compilation under the name Underwood.
Aeron Bergman says: This is a sci-fi tale meant to be enjoyed by a fireside on a cold winter sunday afternoon. The sun sets and soon leaves the window pane dark blue. Wrap a knit quilt around yourself (and a loved one), sit back with a cup of your favorite hot drink, and let this story wrap its lazy electricity around you.
Tom Steinle says: This is the most beautiful electronic recording I have heard in a long long time, thoughtfully arranged from the first to the last second. It leaves all the unsensitive improvised laptop sounds far far behind and shows how much potential actually lies within advanced DSP based composition techniques. It even managed to slip into my dreams where I was looking from the safe spot down from the mountains where the fires are (terrible fight track) - it all seemed so real - perfect cinemascope format!