Periskop – 40
A release containing forty full-length albums by the Danish electronic music producer Periskop. All material is solo music work of Danny Kreutzfeldt made 1999-2012, and is the longest release in the history of Danish music.
In total 32 hrs 20 mins 04 secs of music has been recompiled, reworked and remastered out of a larger bulk of previously released and unreleased work. The forty albums work as separate albums in different styles and as a coherent whole.
It was released on a special vinyl+USB format physically May 2013 by Uhrlaut Records and Periskop.cc. It contains 1 album on LP and 39 albums as bonus material on USB. The forty albums are also available on this site for streaming and free mp3 download.
Periskop – 40 is out as a physical edition on a custom gatefold vinyl+USB format. 160g vinyl LP, 2 inner sleeves, 4-page inlay, protective envelope with 4GB USB-card holding all 40 albums as 224kbps MP3.
The Periskop LP album is industrial dub techno, dark electronica and deep submarine noise. There are contributions from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra performing Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Mahler as well as vocal contributions from Sofie Nielsen of the dark pop project Tone and from Emil Brahe of the doom metal band SOL.
Why 40 albums?
The forty albums differ in styles and thus work as separate albums in and of themselves. However, they are still part of a coherent whole as they all share similarities when it comes to mood and sound.
It is in the exploration of this mood and sound across different styles of electronic music, that it is possible to find the full scope of the Periskop music work. The styles are mainly centered around industrial dub techno, deeptechno, ambient, dub, industrial electronica, drones and noise-based music.
There is a preliminary style and genre overview here.
Whether exploring the material through this site or through the file structure of the free 3.1GB zip file on the USB card, it is not expected of the visitor or listener to go through all the material systematically. The material does not have a clear narrative from album 1 to 40. However, the forty albums are grouped together in series of up to five albums of somewhat similar styles. Chances are, if you like something in one album you will like something in the similar albums.
Where does the material come from?
The material is a careful selection of the solo music work of Danny Kreutzfeldt. It spans the years 1999-2012 but most of it comes from several periods of hyper productivity between 2001 and 2008.
The primary purpose of Periskop 40 has been to release forty worthwhile albums. Not just as many as possible. Initially the release was to feature sixty albums under the title “60”, but ten albums worth of material had to be cut because of copyright issues with collaboration projects and remixes. This is why the release only feature solo work.
After this another ten albums worth of material was cut in a final curatorial phase to ensure the overall quality. This was done both by shortening a lot of tracks separately and by excluding a lot of material – both unreleased and previously released. This material was mainly excluded because it had not stood the test of time since it was released. An example of this is the release shatter[80_60], which has a playtime of more than 3½ hours.
By cutting the material the average playtime of the forty albums has been reduced to an optimal 45-50 mins each. This has also made it possible to fit the entire release on a 4GB USB stick in acceptable mp3 quality (224 kbps), which has kept the price down on the physical LP+USB edition.
The forty albums
Stream one representative track from each album.
This is a list of the forty albums contained in Periskop – 40 from 1 to 40 with links to info, full album streaming, free mp3 download and link to lossless options.
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