FIKTION is a music project by Gustaf Lundh starting back in 2006. The purpose and concept of "Fiktion" is to transform and twist sensations into audio visual art.
FIKTION - FROM THE LATIN FINGERE ; TO FORM, CREATE) IS STORYTELLING OF IMAGINED EVENTS AND STANDS IN CONTRAST TO NON-FICTION, WHICH MAKES FACTUAL CLAIMS ABOUT REALITY.
This project has been compared to Erik Enocksson, Khonnor, Califone and Tom Waits. Please support this by buying the material.
Gdańsk, POL-PAL, نابلس (EP 2020)
1. Gdańsk 0-2.58
2. Michaní Anemou 3.00-3.58
3. Запах Києва 4.00-6.25
4. Boğaziçi Köprüsü 6.27-9.36
5. Michaní Eurus 9.36-10.58
6. نابلس 10.58-16.59
“Gdańsk, POL-PAL, نابلس” is a sonic imprint of a fictious journey, a musical collage of church organs, mechanical machines, trains, and field recordings from different regions across Europe and the Middle East, where different elements have been recorded, filtered, played back and re-recorded again.
The year is 2035 and you are on some kind of transport vehicle — a hybrid of a traditional electric train, a mechanical machine and a church organ. Twelve years ago, the European Council signed a decision to fund this railway line between Gdańsk, Poland, and Nablus, Palestine, operated by Hedjaz Jordan Railways and Al Nayzak Organization For Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation. The railway passes through 15 countries and constitutes a musical, artistic, historic and anthropologic journey. There are multiple stops along the way, with treats of local cuisine, drinks and music, as well as initiated narration by dedicated guides.
“I have always loved the authentic expression of different cultures and languages, whichever part of the world it may be. I equally love the church organ and the train. The organ as a mechanical and musical phenomenon with its machinery, pipes and additive synthesis, and the train as a source of sound and a cultural means of transport.
The recordings in this work are mostly from Poland, Ukraine, Kosovo / Serbia, Greece, Turkey and Palestine / Israel. Boundaries between countries are a way for people to develop identities. They create community and bind people together in language, culture and art. At the same time, this process also leads to simplifications and a diminishment of nuances and tolerance. This is why I think education and contacts across boundaries are vital for a constructive society to mature.
These three aspects — the sonic, the sociological and the mechanical — form the basis of this album and this piece of sonic art.”
Illuc (EP/LP 2016)
1.Kyrie (A. Pärt) 03:10
2.Lookin' Thru The Eye Of The Past II 03:18
3.Mille Regretz (J.d. Prez) 03:39
4.Kernel II 04:28
5.Lacrima/Vind II 03:32
6.Agnus Dei (A. Pärt) 06:36
Illuc means to that place, there, thither and is a sacral fairytale in six parts. Lyrics is in swedish, french and latin. The album is almost complete acoustic with just electric guitar and voices with some small amount of effects. It is a naked, uncompromised existential album about attachment, the human being and its roots as a relational social creature and the affect attachment has on her. Two of the tracks is interpretations of estonian composer Arvo Pärt, first and last part of his mass Missa Syllabica. Track three is an interpretation of renaissance composer Josquin des Prez, "Mille Regretz". The rest is new versions of old Fiktion material, reworked and "renuded"
Forma (EP 2015)
Burn That Gloom (LP 2012)
1.Wooble Trust 04:22
4.Röd lukt 02:36
5.Old man gloom 04:18
6.The puppet show 02:26
7.It shone, pale as bone (Lars Demian) 01:46
8.Stadigt svänger sig livets andning 02:22
10.Alania (Paavoharju) 02:15
13.Tyst liv, ingen död 02:26
Burn That Gloom is the fourth album from my music project Fiktion, and my first full-length release on Jämmerdosa. It is a tale inspired by seemingly gloomy, but truly life-affirming ceremonies such as the burning of Zozobra and the Day of the Dead. Musically, it is a mix of dim, slow jazz, slavic folklore, organs and dub – all in a comfortably obscure suite of electroacoustic storytelling.
Among these 13 poetic tunes, you can hear an interpretation of the Finnish mystified act Paavoharju (Fonal Records) and also a tune from the old Swedish children's TV show Ika i Rutan, originally composed by Lars Demian.
I en trästuga... (EP 2011)
It features three versions of the same song, originally from the pre-release Morfint. These versions all have different instruments, tempos, tones and nuances, from the airy live feeling of track one, through the thick electric organ arrangement of track two, to the introverted, guitar-centered original version as track three.
Translated to English, the title reads In a wooden cottage with no electricity, with burning candles, after the snow storm has subsided. Together, these tracks evoke exactly that kind of tranquil wintery atmosphere.
Three other albums are available at Spotify or Itunes Store
- Epoché (LP 2009)
- Morfint (LP 2008)
- Gryning & Skymning (LP 2007)
Several EP's was released 2006-2007. These are not officially available at the moment. Please contact me if you are interested in these.