Leif Elggren: Motor for an Unknown Vehicle (Opening of the Grave) LP
"Motor" is the second part in a trilogy, preceded by "Das Baank"
(Fragment Factory/Rekem Records) in 2016. The "Motor" started a long time
ago with small basic fragments used for different steps (phases) like
installations and performances. Those fragments were put together over
the years into a longer piece presented on this LP. "Motor" is now a 32
minutes long continuous piece of sounding matter. Autonomous and free in
itself. Like an homunculus it can now leave its birthplace and head for
the future, for something else. The initiative (the basic source) was
taken already in April 1949, as an inevitable starting point.
Leif Elggren is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm. Active since the late 1970s, he is a writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer. He has many sound-works to his credit, both solo and with the Sons of God (with Kent Tankred), on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and Firework Edition Records (which he co-runs with Kent Tankred). His music usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons.
Together with artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, he is a founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) where he enjoys the title of king.
Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl, incl. signed and numbered insert.