“Drowning In The Sky” is a collaboration album between Pjusk (Rune Sagevik & Jostein Gjelsvik) & Sleep Orchestra (Christopher Pegg).
The project came about after Sleep Orchestra was given some recommended listening by a friend. After listening to Pjusk for many months, he found out that they were performing at Storung Festival in Barcelona the next year. Pjusk and Sleep Orchestra met at the festival and after a good chat and listening to each others material, it was agreed by both parties that they wanted to work together on a collaboration album.
Chris has said that, “If it wasn’t for my friend recommending me to listen to Pjusk’s “Tele” album this project may never have happened!”
That friend was Juan Diego Burillo (1974 – 2012). The Album “Drowning In The Sky” is dedicated to his memory.
The music of “Drowning In The Sky” creates a soundtrack of ambient soundscapes and drones that move you slowly and steadily through an ever changing landscape of water, fog and the clouds in the sky. This is the type of music to listen to when you just want to float away to another world.
Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.
Sleep Orchestra is Christopher Pegg. Chris is from the UK, and is a sound experimentalist and electronic music producer inspired by such artists as Murcof, Saffronkeira, Loscil, Biosphere, Christopher Bissonnette, Pjusk and notable others within the minimalist ambient genre. As well as his most influential artists, the Sleep Orchestra project is also inspired by Science Fiction, Nature and film soundtracks.
- Curated by Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq)
- Cover Photo by Erika Tiren www.erikatiren.com
- Mastering by Tobias Hellkvist tobiashellkvist.com
- Designed and managed by Dmitry Taldykin
- on track 3: trumpet: Kåre Nymark Jr., kyma: Taylor Deupree
- on track 7: Violin by Tomasz Mreńca