Drekka "Ekki Gera Fikniefnum" LP
Dais is proud to announce the first full length album in 9 years from Bloomington, Indiana's underground legend DREKKA. Active since 1996 starting with his infallible Bluesanct label, Drekka's Michael Anderson channeled his vision into Drekka with extensive tours of the US and Europe, audio & visual collages, and side projects such as 4K, Turn Pale, and lovesliescrushing. Drekka's previous works run parallel to Edward Artemiev's soundtracks for Andrei Tarkovsky, Simon Fischer Turner's abstractions for Derek Jarman mixed with more contemporary groups like Nurse With Wound or Coil. Ethereral folk that takes on a tranquil lullaby quality, layered and textured, deconstructed and rebuilt to cause a quiet discomfort. Utilizing his endless personal sound library in a manner unique to Anderson, these compositions are arranged more like a film, showing us a glimpse into Drekka's soundtracks to films unmade.
'Ekki gera fikniefnum,' is a mistranslation from English to Icelandic for 'Don't do drugs', which seems to amuse Icelanders to no end. The expressions on Drekka's recent work are equally mistranslated. What one listener perceives as absolute, Drekka sees as only a loosely-fitting frame in his gallery of visions.
For fans of Nurse With Wound, Cindytalk, Lovesliescrushing, and Coil.
Limited to 300 copies, with gorgeous silver-treated pantone jacket and insert.