RELEASE DATES CONFIRMED FOR MORTIIS REISSUES
FLORENCE, Italy - Ordo MCM has confirmed the release dates for this summer's reissue of Mortiis' classic "Era1" records "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" and "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent."
"Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" is set for release on July 9, with "Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent" following on July 23.
The records will be released as exclusive limited vinyl additions, with 250 copies of each title on classic black vinyl and 250 on special swirl colored vinyl.
"Vinyl is what I grew up with," Mortiis said. "It just seems more 'real' and tangible to me. It has more credibility somehow, like it's a real album whereas when CDs came out, it just seemed like this dead, soulless container for music."
Mortiis himself was closely involved in all aspects of the project, from the artwork to choosing vinyl colors. Both releases will be issued with matte gatefold covers, featuring the artwork of Swedish artist John Bauer.
"When we reissued those two on CD a few years ago, as they'd been out of print for years, I decided to use Bauer for both," said Mortiis. "I still really love his art. It's very Scandinavian - dreamy, dense forest landscapes with all these mythological creatures our folklore is so full of. He really illustrated that in a way I personally found very 'fetching.' At the time I could look at his paintings for a long time and just let my imagination run wild."
Fans of Era1 Mortiis can also find a treasure trove of collectibles available for purchase at Mortiis' blog-sale at http://mortiisnews.blogspot.com/. The massive list of items continues on numerous pages, so be sure to click on "older posts" to view more items!
Italian-based Ordo MCM is a vinyl-only record label that was founded in 2003. The company's releases are available via its website (http://www.ordomcm.com/ordomcm/shop), as well as through select mailorder/retail outlets.