The Accursed Mountains

BJ Nilsen

In the summer of 2016, we did a journey to the Prokletije mountains in the southern part of the Dinaric Alps. Prokletije acts as a natural border of Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania and are the most inaccessible and wildest mountain range in the Balkans. The Albanian population calls them Bjeshket e Nemuna, which means accursed or forbidden mountains. Historically it defines the cruel and the hard life of those who live in the area. ‘Prokletije was, according to local folklore, created by the devil himself, unleashed from hell for a single day of mischief’ (Rudolf Abraham, 2008). Far from being hellish, The Accursed Mountains draws from the inspiration of this beautifully isolated and lucid area with its generous people. It is also an area that is currently undergoing large infrastructure projects such as the controversial Belgrade-Bar motorway that cuts through the landscape and mountains in hope to open up the social and economic developments in the region.

ジ アカースト マウンテンズ
ビー ジェー ニルセン

Chris Watson、Fenneszらと並び〈TOUCH〉や〈Editions Mego〉からのリリースで知られる、フィールドレコーディングの大御所アーティスト BJ Nilsen の新譜が、満を持して東京の〈SAD rec.〉から登場。ダイナリックアルプスの南部にあるプロクレティエ山、通称「呪われた山」をテーマにしたDopeな作品。

Track list

01. 00:00
02. 08:56 
03. 15:24
04. 20:00 
05. 36:23 


AUDIO CD - 5 Tracks - 43’12”
Limited 200 copies

All source material recorded in Prokletije / Bjeshkët e Nemuna, Montenegro & Albania July - August 2016.
Engineered at Odd Phasing and Echoes, Amsterdam NL 2018
Transported by Mitsubishi L300
Photography BJ Nilsen & Annette Wolfsberger
Published by Touch Fairwood Music
Mali me mal nuk piqen, njeriu me njeriun piqen
Mastered by DOVUASKI at SAD lab., 2018

First release on 12 May 2020
Distributed by Inpartmaint Inc