Pa.Git is the fifth solo release from Norwegian sound artist and experimental musician Alexander Rishaug, exploring the space, the acoustics and the mechanics of a church organ, and the hiss, overtones and feedback of an old tube amp and electric guitar. The album consist of two long duration pieces that were recorded in the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in January 2012, and edited, mixed and digitally processed in Brugata and studio oran/zen in Berlin. Even though the material is heavily processed and recomposed, the overall feeling is genuinely spacious and acoustic.
Pa.Git is available as a limited edition of 200 copies, 180g vinyl, and as a digital download.
Rishaug was a part of the improv collective ARM, with Arne Borgan and Are Mokkelbost. Live they collaborated with artists such as: Håkon Kornstad, Martin Horntvedt, Ingar Zach, Pål Asle Petersen, John Hegre, Jørgen Træen, Toshimaru Nakamura and Salvatore. As a solo artist he has collaborated and performed with: Espen Sommer Eide, Haco (jp), Lasse Marhaug, James Welburn (uk), Asbjørn Blokkum Flø, KA, Andreas Meland, Andrea Belfi (it), Ivar Grydeland, Daniel Meyer Grønnvold, Maja Ratkje, Ole Henrik Moe, Del, Kari Rønnekleiv, Tore H. Bøe, Thomas Ankersmit (nl), Kobi, Elin Vister, Johannes Bergmark (se), Hild Sofi Tafjord, Erik K. Skodvin (Svarte Greiner) and Tape (se). He also has remixed metal innovators such as Ulver and She Said Destroy, long time noise geeks Jazkamer, Bjørn Hatterud and Conrad Schnitzler's collaboration project Hirchgebrüll and Metronomicon shoegazer’s S.L.Y.C.
Rishaug has released music on labels as Asphodel, Smalltown Supersound, Melektronikk, Lucky Kitchen, Jester records and Rune Grammofon. His most recent album Shadow of Events was released by Dekorder.
released February 18, 2015
Recorded in the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 2012, using church organ, electric guitar and a Vox Limited.
Mixed and edited in Brugata, Oslo & oran/zen, Berlin, 2014.
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais.