Electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen’s debut had caused quite a stir in 1978 and his contract with SKY Records allowed him to give up his daily job, focus exclusively on music and release an album every year. ‘Nordborg’ (1979) was his second album and it was inspired by a stay in Nordborg on the Danish island of Alsen, which coincided with a violent blizzard. “Moonrise”, the A-side title, is a slow motion improvisation on the rising of the moon on Nordborg. Winds swirl, synths twist into electronic spheres of sound, drifting without any clear dramatic structure. “Iceland”, the B-side, depicts the snowstorm.
Perfect for his art-istic expression: sustained organ tones deliver beat frequencies, an electric piano pattern is lost in reverie, winds build through the ARP Odyssey, finally sinking into icy melancholy and detached organ tones. Immersed in introspection, Adelbert von Deyen celebrates life in the moment.