Klaus Schønning has re-recorded his debut album 'Lydglimt' from 1979. The new version called 'Lydglimt II' is out now on CD and various online platforms such as iTunes, Tidal and Spotify.
When I recorded the original 'Lydglimt' 40 years ago, I was limited by the scarce technical options I had available. With the great progress in the field of keyboards and recording technology that has happened since, it is now easier and faster testing and realizing musical ideas. I was wondering, how ‘Lydglimt’ would have sounded if I had the possibilities I have today. That question became the basis for the rerecording of ‘Lydglimt’. A journey where the music of the past was led to a contemporary expression.
While rerecording "Lydglimt", I revisited the melodies, harmonies and rhythm of the music from the time, but I have added 40 years of experience in composition, arrangement and recording, so the music now features an improved updated sound based on the opportunities we have today. Likewise, I have expanded and rearranged some of the music so that the individual songs now convey the musical expressions that I would have liked to realize when I worked with simple means on "Lydglimt" in 1979.
All tracks was composed, arranged and recorded by Klaus Schønning
Klaus Schønning played synthesizers, samplers, keytar and lap steel guitar
The recordings were made in autumn of 2017 in Klaus Schønning’s private studio
Mastering by Ste van Holm
Lay-out: Ste van Holm (based on original by M. Hertz)
Cover photo: Tonny Jørgensen (based on original by Jo Banks)