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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Extraction
Format: CD
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.50
"This basic sound material was recorded in my biological mothers uterus with my not yet developed teeth used as a fundamental and simple recording device a few days before my birth. This sound material was kept recorded and hidden until recently inside one of my wisdom teeth, but has now been brought to daylight and exposure. Digitally mastered, reproduced and sent out into the room which we all mutually share and which we usually call reality, the world. Sent out with the main purpose to change that room. You do not necessarily have to listen to this CD, the sound material should be considered more as a tool, a tool with a special purpose, favourable but dangerous. For best results: load this CD in your CD player, confirm that sound is coming out through the speakers, and then just leave the room. When you come back everything will be totally changed." - Firework Edition.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Latrine
Format: CD
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.50
"This CD relates to the trilogy Flown Over by an Old King (1989), Talking to a Dead Queen (1996) and Pluralis Majestatis (1999) - in the way the missing leg relates to a three legged dog. The sound material was entirely recorded on the toilet. Reworked and adapted for the sound installation Avträde in conjunction with the group show Transformation at Karlsborg Castle, Sweden, during the summer of 2000. A certain room was chosen at the castle for this purpose and was later discovered to be the toilet for badgers in the area - a confirmation of the choice! Total respect was paid to the badgers." - Firework Edition.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Pluralis Majestatis
Format: CD
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.50
"From the exhibition "Pluralis majestatis" by L.E. at Andréhn-Schiptjenko gallery, Stockholm, December 1994. Photo by Annika von Hausswolff. Recorded at Fylkingen, Stockholm, June 23-25, 1997. Adapted and mastered at Firework Edition, Stockholm, July 1997. The basic sound source is the metal bed displayed in the cover photo (along with contact microphones, a PA-system, and 102 tin-can crowns). For this piece I had in mind to work with this bed, to try to squeeze out, to discover, a certain "voice" or a sound, and let it go. I made some preparations and created a situation for the bed and the sound equipment, got it started and let it run for approximately one hour. It went its own way, it had its own life, and that is the point for me: Start it up and let it take its own direction, create its own life, its own voice, let it take over. I did not have any aesthetic plans for the sound, no compositional aspects, I just wanted to be open for what could happen, like a conversation. My work is very much an ongoing project, things are done and correspond to other things and vice versa. Its a big structure where all phenomena are closely related to each other and where the total image depends on every small part there is. Pluralis majestatis is the third and final piece in a trilogy. It is preceded by "Flown over by an Old King" (Radium 226.05 1988) and "Talking to a Dead Queen" (Fylkingen Records 1996). " - Firework Editions.

Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: The Cobblestone is the Weapon of the Proletariat
Format: CD
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.50
"The basic sound material for the ten cobblestone songs on this CD is from one recording made while throwing a cobblestone (once!) on the street outside Firework Edition, Stockholm June 15, 2001. The title refers to a bronze sculpture by the Russian artist Ivan Shadr (1887-1941) called The Cobblestone Is The Weapon Of The Proletariat (1927). No.1 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Geologists and Professional Tourists, N&B Research Digest, Russia. No.3 was released 2002 as a track on the CD Friends of the Bumblebee, Håll Tjäften, Sweden (dedicated to Ake Hodell). No.5 was released 2003 as a track on the CD Das Dreidimensionale Mo?biusband, Flying Swimming, Japan. No.8 was released 2003 as a track on the 7 Untitled, Die Stadt, Germany. No.11. This text was written by LE for and first published in the catalogue for the Nordic Pavilion, la Biennale di Venezia, June 10 - November 4, 2001. The North Is Protected was the name of this collaborative exhibition by CM von Hausswolff, Anders Tomren, Tommi Gronlund, Petteri Nisunen and LE. In the booklet: a part of a conversation between Jim Haynes and Leif Elggren in relation to the Activating the Medium at SFMOMA, San Francisco February 2003." - Firework Editions.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: The Internationale
Format: 7"
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
"Yes, The Internationale is one of the most important and wide spread songs in modern history and its ideological value and weight can not be over estimated. It has been a sort of trigging for peoples belief and hope for the future in modern time and I belive it still have a great potential. I found it very natural to make a cover of it and include that in my bigger project concerning power and social/economical injustice in this god damned world (referring to projects like The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, Experiment with Dreams, The Sons of God, Find Gods name!, etc.)." - L.E.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: The New Immortality #2
Format: 7"
Label: Firework Editions
Country: Sweden
Price: $8.00
"The only sound source for these recordings are the 7" The New Immortality (released on Ankarström/ Firework Edition 1992) playbacked and recorded at EMS, Stockholm, January 16, 1998. "The New Immortality was cut with a drypoint needle and a record player. I was shouting out loud, again and again, the words: Im talking about if I only could talk! The needle, resting on the wax in my gentle hand, was hopefully registered something of the vibrations of my voice." The New Immortality was the title of an exhibition at Galleri Arton A in Stockholm, November 1990 by L.E. The New Immortality is originally the title of a book by J.W. Dunne, London 1939." - Fireworks Edition.

Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Das Baank
Format: LP
Label: Fragment Factory
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"We are proud to present the new solo album from veteran Swedish artist Leif Elggren, co-released with Rekem Records, London/Athens. Skirting both the area of pure sound, as well as that of symbolism, this record is a powerful statement on the limits of social and political absurdity and corruption in our present time. Leif Elggren is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm. Active since the late 1970s, he is a writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer. He has many sound-works to his credit, both solo and with the Sons of God (with Kent Tankred), on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and Firework Edition Records (which he co-runs with Kent Tankred). His music usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons. Together with artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, he is a founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) where he enjoys the title of king.” - Fragment Factory.

Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: The Most Powerful Woman In The World
Format: Lathe Cut 8"
Label: Kning Disk
Country: Sweden
Price: $45.00
"Artwork (Signed and numbered) + Lathe cut 8". Limited Edition of 65. Leif Elggren has since the late seventies been one the leading artists within the Swedish field of sound art and performance art. He runs Guds Söner (together with Kent Tankred), he is one of the kings in the political art project The Kingdom Of Elgaland-Vargaland (the other king is Carl-Micahel von Hausswolff), and he is curator at Firework Editions and has made several solo recordings and performances. Elggren is working with power and monarchy as energy and inspiration. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden." - Kning Disk.
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Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: Sleepwalking
Format: Cass
Label: Robert & Leopold
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Swedish artist Leif Elggren has a monumental list of creative accomplishments in both the visual art world as well as a recording artist.  His first recorded piece, Cu, from 1982 firmly established Elggren as a archivist of his own work using recorded source material and field recording techniques.  For his newest cassette lucidly entitled Sleepwalking, Elggren taped notation of his recent performance which was debuted at the Sleep Disorders exhibition in NYC during the Summer of 2012. Listen in to full report of what happened after the artists eyelids have closed and the parallel universe unfolded. Edition of 100." -Robert & Leopold.

Artist: ELGGREN, LEIF
Title: All Animals Are Saints
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"This is a cassette-only limited release in an edition of 250 copies only. Leif Elggren (born 1950, Linköping, Sweden), is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm. Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the combined worlds of audio and visual. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer, he has many albums to his credits, solo and with the Sons Of God, on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and his own Firework Edition. His music, often conceived as the soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons. Together with artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, he is a founder of the Kingdoms Of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) where he enjoys the title of King. "The Life Of The Plants" was recorded at "The Night Of The Long Worms," Café Oto, London on November 19, 2009. First performed at Kontiki, Botanic Sounds, Gothenburg, Sweden on June 6, 2009. "Swedenborgs Organ" was recorded at The Showroom, London on November 20, 2009, in celebration of the DVD release of Death Travels Backwards by Leif Elggren on Errant Bodies Records." -The Tapeworm

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