Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson - Ship (2001)

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson is half of the absurdist Icelandic electronica trio (later duo) Stilluppsteypa (a name that apparently refers to 'illegal home butchering', not following the strict regulations the Icelandic government places upon these practices). 'Ship' was his first solo album, a placid masterpiece of minimalist drone. It was released on Bernhard Günter's Trente Oiseaux label, with the following confusing liner notes: 'The Idea for Ship was triggered in Bunker B, which is hidden somewhere in Karlsborg, in the south of Sweden. The red organ was shut down by Leif Elggren and Kent Tankred, to whom this record is dedicated. Hopefully they will find the time to Ship the red organ back to its owner.' Some sources list this as released in 1999, which is weird considering it was recorded and mixed in August-October 2000.
Sigmarsson recorded 3 more solo albums after this one: 'A Long Wait Produced Nothing Further' (ERS, 2001, on vinyl), 'This One Comes Highly Recommended' (FIRE Inc., 2002) and 'A Little Lost' (Bottrop-Boy, 2003).


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