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by Jānis Ruņģis

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Took Five 02:13
Djanga Realm 03:30
Wurli Gnomes 02:48


Janis Rungis is one of the brightest jazz and free improvisation musicians of his generation in Latvia. His solo album YGGDRASIL was recorded during a live session in Nurme's church. The musical mood of the recording is created by the synthesis of the church's organ, guitars, a Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavisimbalum, and various loop effects. It is music, where the artist's personal message is of utmost importance, while the acoustics of the Nurme church is one more instrument, which the artist uses to create his sound. "Less is more" is the motto for this recording. YGGDRASIL fits perfectly within Jersika Records' catalogue of experimental music and enriches the European free improvisation scene with it's original sound.


released October 30, 2020

Jānis Ruņģis -

Electric Guitars / Organ / Fender Rhodes / Wurlitzer / Clavisimbalum / Loopers

All music composed and performed by Jānis Ruņģis.
Recorded on May 31. - June 02. 2020 at Nurme Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lauciene, Latvia.
Recording Engineer: Mārtiņš Krastiņš
Assistant Recording Engineer: Kaspars Putriņš. Tape Engineer: Kaspars Putriņš
Analog Mastering at LokoMotiv Room. Mastering Engineer: Mārtiņš Krastiņš
Lacquers cut at duophonic by Moritz Illner.
Produced by Mareks Ameriks.
Front Cover Photo: Jānis Brauns
Insert Photo: Oskars Upenieks
Sleeve Design: Edgars Ameriks.

This album was recorded live direct to analog tape using a Studer A 80 1/4” two-track tape recorder without any editing or overdubbing. Vinyl lacquers were cut directly from master tapes on a Neumann VMS70 cutting lathe using a Neumann SX74 cutting head.


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Jersika Records Latvia

Jersika Records is an independent jazz and improvised music record label founded by Mareks Ameriks in Riga, Latvia, in 2017. Most of recordings on Jersika Records are made completely analogue – recorded live reel-to-reel to tape and cut directly to lacquer, but even those that went through digital domain are carefully mastered to preserve the warmth of the sound. ... more

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