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Named and shaped in loving tribute to Tintin, the fabled Belgian journalist who defined what it meant to be an adventurer in the 20th Century, Les Adventures de President Bongo is a bonafide objet d‘art. Each of the 24 LPs is limited & numbered to a run of 300 copies, once the cycle is complete, the individual releases will Voltron into a unified whole that is projected to surpass the sum of its parts.
O you singer, solitary, singing by yourself—projecting me; O solitary me, listening—nevermore shall I cease perpetuating you; Never more shall I escape, never more the reverberations, Never more the cries of unsatisfied love be absent from me, Never again leave me to be the peaceful child I was before what there, in the night, By the sea, under the yellow and sagging moon, The messenger there arous’d—the fire, the sweet hell within, The unknown want, the destiny of me.
O give me the clew! (it lurks in the night here somewhere,)
O if I am to have so much, let me have more!
released May 17, 2019
Written & Performed by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Produced by President Bongo
Photography by Stephan Stephensen
LAPB silhouette by Gabríel Patay & Linda Loeskow
Design by Paul Mcmenamin
Mixed by President Bongo
Mastered by Jörg Burger
Violin, Viola and Cello by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Additional drumprogramming by President Bongo
Chateau text by Walt Whitman
LAPB text by Haukur S. Magnússon
Video directed by Margrét Bjarnadóttir
Edit by Margrét Bjarnadóttir & Snorribros firstname.lastname@example.org
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