Early Mortiis recording receives exclusive vinyl reissue

ITALY – Nearly 20 years after its original release, cult-legend
Mortiis’ “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” will receive a limited edition
vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM.

The record, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as “Era1” in
Mortiis’ evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on
creating epic synth tracks that evoked images of desolate landscapes
and eerie atmospheres.  Mortiis’ music was a huge departure from the
black metal scene he was largely involved in during his mid-teens, yet
it retained a dark ambience that still appealed to the black metal
elite, as well as fans of more experimental music and the gothic


Taking a cue from experimental/progressive acts like Tangerine Dream,
Mortiis threw typical song structure to the wayside in favor of
synth-laden soundscapes, of a length and grandeur that would limit
“Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” to just two songs, “En mørk Horisont” and
“Visjoner av en Eldgammel Fremtid.”

“Tangerine Dream pretty much singlehandedly got me into making music
on synths,” Mortiis said.  “I was into stuff like Coil, Kraftwerk,
Sleep Chamber, and Throbbing Gristle as well, but Tangerine Dream was
the big thing for me.”

Ånden som Gjorde Opprør

The re-release of “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” will be limited to 500
copies, with 250 available in standard black and 250 in special
swirl-colored vinyl.