Artwork: Gabi Schaffner


One Story Told | Raw Audio (Schaffner/Riek)

Gr 026 | Gruen CD-R > [Sold Out]

3 Soundscapes


The field recordings originate from Iceland and were recorded between July and October 2002. They include conversations, songs, sounds of birds and various other noises. The material was carefully modified and reedited by Lasse-Marc Riek and myself.


01 Loa Loa


02 Begräbnis eines Schafes

03 Eine Frage noch


3 Tracks (18’18“)
CD-R (50 copies)


© Gabi Schaffner, Hamburg / 2004
Field Recording Series by Gruenrekorder
Gruenrekorder / Germany / 2004 / Gr 026 / LC 09488


Review by Tobias Fischer | tokafi
[…] Objective vs Subjective
"One Story Told" is more of an oddball at first sight. The promised "songs, sounds of birds and various other noises" are tucked away in the two miniature soundscapes framing the fifteen-minute spoken word recording "Begräbnis eines Schafes" (Sheep-Burrial), a hillarious story at the border of fiction and truth. Drunken fantasy, black icelandic humour and raw poetry come together in a short story that would have Charles Bukoski calling for an encore.


The subtitle "Feldaufnahmen" (field recordings) is no trick, though. Just like she single-handedly invented the Finnish tradition of "Snow Walking" on a previous Gruenrekorder Vinyl release, Gabi Schaffner makes a point of including local legends and the "soul of the people" into her portray here. A country is not just a couple of collected sounds to her. On "One Story Told", it is a spirit, passed on through generations. […]