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Ice

by Tor Lundvall

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“FACELESS BOY” A window for my waiting Winter’s trees are watching Empty forest standing Forest eyes are watching Empty snow is falling Through the trees it’s falling Love is lost and dying An empty heart is dying Silent winter waiting Silent winter hunting For a man who’s dying Empty life lies dead Look out of your window Look out from your window
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“ALONE” Red leaves spin, my soul locked in again But, what else should I expect? What else should I expect from you? Coldness all around, so submissive, falling down Never done, never finished I wait alone, the years falling on Never finished, never done Alone... I carry on
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“ICE” Look out from your window on a cold winter night See the sickle moon sharpened so lonely and white I want you to know, as I wait here alone My darkest of angels, the damage you’ve done The ice covered trees weigh so heavily on me How quickly winter comes, it burns through my years I’d die for your touch, I’d kill for your love Your angel needs his angel, where is my love? The dove that burned is now locked away She’ll never know or dare to dream how cruel indifference kills each day
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about

Originally released as a CD on Eternal Autumn Editions through World Serpent Distribution in 1999 (EAE002). Reissued by Dais Records as part of the 4-CD box set "The Seasons Unfold" in 2011 (DAIS019).

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I consider "Ice" to be my first true solo album. Musically, it is a more spontaneous and experimental work recorded using minimal equipment, primarily my friend Christine's slightly out-of-tune Winter piano (yes, the maker is really called "Winter"!) and my trusty reverb unit.

I recorded the first three tracks one grey November day in 1995 using only the piano, a makeshift microphone constructed from a pair of broken headphones, my reverb unit and a 4-track. I placed the microphone at various distances across my living room which played a large role in establishing the atmosphere of these early pieces.

I eventually added more equipment and electronics as the album progressed. I regret not documenting the recording process more thoroughly, as some of the techniques I used resulted in some incredibly strange and unique atmospheres. Tracks 8 through 12 were recorded late at night, in the dead of winter, and still capture those moments in time perfectly. I still remember the thin crescent moon shining through the icy window while I recorded these tracks.

"Ice" will always remain very special to me. I crawl into its delicate and mysterious world every now and then, still captivated by the freedom, spontaneity and purity of the recordings.

Tor Lundvall
November 16th, 2006
(Amended March 2018)

BONUS TRACKS ON 2011 REISSUE:

'Blankets of Snow' is one of my earliest recordings from the "Ice" sessions. I still can't figure out how I got the piano to sound like a distorted guitar on this track. 'Broadcast on Open Streets' is an odd little piece which was constructed by playing a 4-track master tape in reverse. The re-recorded version of 'Another Evening' is set against the ambient background from the 7" vinyl version of 'Winter Song'.

Tor Lundvall
November 7th, 2010

credits

released March 9, 2018

Recorded between November 1995 and May 1997 except tracks 8, 18 & 22 recorded February 1999.

Artwork and Design by Tor Lundvall.

Mastered by Kurt Lundvall.

"A Window For My Waiting"

© Tor Lundvall, Eternal Autumn Editions (ASCAP).

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