Pure Duration EP

Finally after months of recording and production my first album is nearly ready. Here is a link to an EP on SoundCloud as a little taster: Patrik Gryst – Pure Duration EP.

The EP is a blend of electronic, dance and ambient music exploring the concept of Pure Duration espoused by Henri Bergson, alongside themes of saudade and loss.  ‘Complex drum patterns and eerie, soaring sweeps counterpoint against ostinato and evolving melodies to form a rich and unique tapestry of sound.’

Pure Duration EP Cover Art


#Advent 7: Pylons in the Rain

I’ve had this lead-line in my head for quite a while. I remember climbing a hill near where I used to live as a child and standing under a pylon in the rain – not the safest thing to do – and being captivated by the sound of the high voltage electricity surging through the cables. I imagined being able to draw energy that would transport me to a different dimension… Advent 7: Pylons in the Rain – Patrik Gryst

Advent 6: The Derenberger Tapes (Micro Mix)

So you always forget to open your Advent Calendar some days, right?.  Here’s Advent 6: The Derenberger Tapes (Micro Mix).

The ‘Woodrow Derenberger Interview’ is a 30 minute audio tape recording of a live interview by Glenn Wilson who worked at WTAP-TV. In the interview Woody Derenberger recounts his encounter with Indrid Cold in Parkersburg West Virginia on November 3rd 1966 at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

The story of Indrid Cold has always fascinated me and Woody Derenberger’s account of his numerous meetings with his unearthly visitor, as told in his book Visitors from Lanulos is a gripping one. The Derenberger Tapes (Micro Mix)

#Advent 3: Vintervann

My third #ADVENTtrack explores the theme of winter.  There are only two notes in this composition, expressing the starkness of Winter.

I’ve always been fascinated by the tides of the season, in particular Winter and how December flows toward the Winter Solstice. Vintervann is the Norwegian word for Winter Tide and I think best describes the bleak beauty of Winter, especially in the northern hemisphere.

Herre the link: Advent 3: Vintervann – Patrik Gryst