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Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.

Ratkje, Maja
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]

Ratkje, Maja: Voice [VINYL LP + CD] (Rune Grammofon)
Label: Rune Grammofon    
Released in: Norway    

"The debut solo album from founding Spunk member and composer Maja Ratkje has secured her a place among the finest experimental singers. From the weird and furious to the enchanting and beautiful, this is an album rich in atmosphere, color and creative madness. First released on CD in 2002 and now available on vinyl for the first time, this is a central release in Rune Grammofon's catalogue and is an essential item in any record collection of experimental music.

Composer, singer, electronic manipulator -- and sometimes, violinist and theremin player -- Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (born 1973) has exceptionally impressive credentials. Her compositions have been performed in more than 30 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, USA and the Scandinavian countries. Performers include distinguished ensembles such as Oslo Sinfonietta and Cikada and Vertavo string quartets. Her teachers have included great contemporary composers like Sofia Gubaidulina, Louis Andriessen, Klaus Huber and Kaija Saariaho, and her own works have won international and Norwegian prizes.

She has recorded and performed with a myriad of musicians, among them Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Sylvie Courvoisier, Lasse Marhaug, Paal Nilssen-Love, Poing, members of Enslaved and of course Spunk, the all-female improv quartet she co-founded in 1999 and who have released six albums on Rune Grammofon, including the impressive Das Wohltemperierte Spunk 6CD box set (RCD 2140CD)."-Rune Grammofon

First pressing includes the full LP on CD.

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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Unusual Vocal Forms
Solo Artist Recordings

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Product Information:

First pressing includes the full LP on CD.

UPC: 7033660030288

Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RLP 3028LP
Squidco Product Code: 18026

Format: LP + CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Norway
Packaging: LP with CD
Recorded in the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, on a roof, in two basements, in an elevator, in SPUNK studio, in Oh Brother/Sund Studios and in a parking house. Originally released on CD in 2002.


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Track Listing:


01. Intro

02. Joy

03. Trio

04. Octo

05. Vacuum


06. Dictaphone Jam

07. Voice

08. Chipmunk Party

09. Interlude

10. Acid

11. Insomnia