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Substation 11:18
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Church 05:33
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Lock 01:28
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Windmill 08:04
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Stile 00:59
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Kissing Gate 07:34

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The Swedish sound artist BJNilsen recorded under the moniker Hazard from 1996 up until this 2002 record as a means of investigating the physical and psychological effects that natural sounds hold upon the human body. (He's continued recorded in a similar vein albeit using his given name). The pursuits of sonic research are refinements of Nilsen's Industrial heritage which began with a handful of epistemologically grim albums as Morthond for Cold Meat Industries and has continued with the Janitor collaboration with Baby Doll Lima of Deutch Nepal. Unlike those projects, Hazard engages a stronger poetic sensibility in the digital processing of field recordings from snow, ice, water, wind, etc. The resultant cold, cold, cold drones dappled with rich, textured detailing always imply a malevolence within natural phenomena.

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released January 1, 2002

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BJNilsen Amsterdam, Netherlands

BJ Nilsen Is a sound and recording artist. His work is based on the sound of nature and its effect on humans. He primarily uses field recordings and electronic composition as a working method. He has worked for film, television, theatre, dance and as sound designer. His latest album is “Eye Of The Microphone” [Touch, 2013] - a somewhat surreal audio rendition of the sounds of The City of London. ... more

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