Sweden’s dream-pop/psych/kraut-lullaby group Death and Vanilla recorded this semi-improvised live performance during the screening of Carl Theodor Dreyers classic horror movie Vampyr (1932) at Fantastisk Filmfestival in Lund, Sweden 2012.09.23. The result is quite a breathtaking, cinematic moody affair, with organs, glockenspiel, vibraphonette, moog, samples, bass, guitar and zither.  Originally released on Moon Glyph as a limited cassette last year, which sold out pretty quick. This is the first time on vinyl for this album, dropping on June 1. through Kalligrammofon Recordings. Remastered and expanded, limited to 499 Blood Red Vinyl LP, which includes a foldout poster of the Munch-inspired art of Amanda De Frumerie.

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REMASTERED & EXPANDED edition featuring 9 minutes of previously unreleased rehearsal recordings.The album is limited to 499 numbered copies on bloodred vinyl and comes with a 630x630 mm foldout poster artwork by Amanda de Frumiere.
Psychedelic dreampop group Death and Vanilla, returns with their second release for Kalligrammofon, a 2 x vinyl-LP edition of Vampyr, a live recording capturing a semi-improvised performance made during the screening of Carl Theodor Dreyers classic horror movie Vampyr (1932) at Fantastisk Filmfestival in Lund 2012.09.23 (*D2: recorded during the "Vampyr"-rehearsals).

Typically a duo, this particular recording finds the group fleshed out to a quintet with organs, glockenspiel, vibraphonette, moog, samples, bass, guitar and zither. The album is slow to unfurl and carefully executed, brilliantly evoking it’s grim subject matter and ominous tone.

Originally released as a cassette on Moon Glyph in 2013, Kalligrammofon is proud to present Vampyr in a re-mastered and expanded edition featuring 9 minutes of previously unreleased rehearsal recordings. The album is limited to 499 numbered copies on bloodred vinyl and comes with a 630x630 mm foldout poster artwork by Amanda de Frumiere.
credits
releases 01 June 2014
Magnus Bodin: Moog
Petter Herbertsson: bass, glockenspiel
Magnus Westerholm: vibraphonette, percussion
Marleen Nilsson: organ, sampler
Anders Hansson: guitar, zither, sampler

Mastered by Tomas Bodén.

Cover illustration by Amanda De Frumerie

Originally released on cassette as MG66 by Moon Glyph.

This is Kalligrammofon #30

Price $28

Death And Vanilla "Vampyr" OST from Death And Vanilla on Vimeo.

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