There is a transient photo kept by two whale hunters that have been left to oversee equipment and housing. At the world’s coldest nook they share a single memory of mercy and beauty. The portrait of Dolores Del Rios that reaches just below her thin shoulders.
Printed on a label of canned fruits she never gets cold during hibernation at 73° North at Mosquito Bay. The almond shaped eyes and the high cheekbones of the goddess is the last memory from the world her custodians were never to see.
The glacier made its demands, it received Dolores the goddess like it acquired everything else with its incessant presumptuousness. No one got to know of the passions and desires of the custodians of Dolares Del Rios; no one got to know of the childish envy of them who loved the portrait of the goddess and both wanted to keep it to themselves.
released January 24, 2020
Produced, arranged, mixed, written & composed by President Bongo & Sonic Deception
LAPB executive producer Andri Sveinsson
Design & Photography by Paul Mcmenamin
LAPB silhouette by Gabríel Patay & Linda Loeskow
Live drums by Helgi Svavar Helgason
Computer efx by Áki Ásgeirsson
Saga by Daníel Þorkell Magnússon
LAPB text by Haukur S. Magnússon