Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Terje Rypdal - Lux Aeterna (2002)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Terje Rypdal - Bleak House (1968)
Jan Garbarek with Terje Rypdal - Esoteric Circle (1969)
Terje Rypdal - Terje Rypdal (1971)
Terje Rypdal - After the Rain (1976)
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette - S/T (1979)
Terje Rypdal - Descendre (1980)
Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette - To Be Continued (1981)
Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Rypdal & Jon Christensen - The Sea (1995) + The Sea II (1998)

A breathtaking work of jazz-informed contemporary classical that's unlike anything else I've posted by Mr. Rypdal. Some of the most haunting, sublime sounds he's ever made.

Track listing:
1. 1st Movement - Luminous Galaxy
2. 2nd Movement - Fjelldåpen
3. 3rd Movement - Escalator
4. 4th Movement - Toccata
5. 5th Movement - Lux Aeterna

No, they couldn't believe it was you
But I knew

Also listen to:
Steve Tibbetts -
Northern Song (1982)
Zbigniew Preisner - Diaries of Hope (2013)


  1. D_S thanks very much for this, I never got around to buying this release. -Is there any chance you
    have the ECM album by composer Vladimir Godar "Mater"?

    Thanks either way, and it feels good to stop by, it's been too long & I need this sanity!

    1. I do!

    2. D_S thank you man!!!! Made my night/weekend to come. Godar's chamber music is very good as are his few published neo-baroque yet dissonant works. This release is of particular interest to me as I'm a huge fan of the violinist/singer/composer Iva Bittová who is featured on this album. Are you familiar with her work? Back in '97 I discovered her self-titled album (on Nonesuch, released that year) and it's just something special. Between her avant-garde Czech/Moravian inspired fiddle playing and (at times) Meredith Monk-like vocals it's f'n magic.

      I'd offer to upload it for you but 2 years on and I still have no idea if you ever downloaded the 3 electronic/idm discs I sent you, I def asked ya a couple times but your'e a busy man XD

  2. Good post, not on Youtube as well!