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Freudvoll und Leidvoll

by Sima Kim

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Michael LoCicero
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Michael LoCicero This fine two song 3'CDr Ltd to 75 on DRONARIVM comes in a mini box with dried flowers. Sima Kim has me running around from label to label picking up his wonderful music. Favorite track: Leidvoll.
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Dotflac Meaning respectively "Full of joy" and "Full of sorrow", the two tracks of this Mini seem to take their roots in the european classical era.

While Freudvoll increases gradually the volume and the superimposition of the strings layers to the limits of saturation, Leidvoll uses a loop of strings getting more and more blurry and distant in the course of the track, sinking underwater.

A clever musical analogy of rapture and euphoria in Freudvoll and of grief and fatality in Leidvoll.

Lulling. Favorite track: Leidvoll.
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Freudvoll 08:42
Leidvoll 11:04


Und leidvoll,
Gedankenvoll sein,
Und bangen
in schwebender Pein,
Himmelhoch jauchzend,
zum Tode betrübt -
Glücklich allein
Ist die Seele, die liebt.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(aus Egmont III. Akt)

Two tape loop based repitative drone tracks inspired by classical poem and music.

Pro-printed 3''CDr in cardboard handmade box includes original small 6-pages photobook and dried flowers.

Limited of 75 handnumbered copies.

Sima Kim was born in South Korea at 1989, and grew up in europe. He started studying music at 18 years-old and did a degree in musicology after being influenced by western classical and contemporary music. After visiting Germany and India in 2011, he started composing music and has had his music released on several labels - Cathedral Transmissions, Twice Removed Records, Umor Rex, Unknown Tone Records, Rural Colours and the others.


released June 16, 2014

Cover photo by Russell Burden

Inserts photos by Dmitry Taldykin and Utki_Doodki
Designed by Dmitry Taldykin and Lena Lello

Mastered by Mark Kuykendall


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DRONARIVM Netherlands

Dutch indie label focused on contemporary ambient / modern classical / electronic music.

Distributors (In case you missed some release(s):
Norman Records (UK)
Databloem (NL)
Linus Records (JP)
Tobira Records (JP)
Pastel Records (JP)
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