Islands Of Light is the work of Vienna-based artist Dino Spiluttini.
His work as Islands Of Light is a wholly different affair from the irreverent drone work under his own name, with piano being the main base for his beautifully tender and rustic sound. ‘Ruebke’ is the sound of season’s change, of shorter days and longer nights, of the hush of autumn as it takes its hold. As the beauteous distorted elements and graininess takes it hold, the piano melodies slow everything down to a turn of constant low light and fragile quietude.
After a period of adjustments and careful editing, ‘Ruebke’ was finally mastered in June 2014, a particularly heavy rainy season here in Japan. Outside our house is a beautiful river that rises to a height that from our studio we can see that patter of raindrops slowly work their magic on the river’s raised surface. As I listened to the final masters whirl away on a very lovely reel-to-reel, the tubes glowed, the reels wobbled as they have a tendency to, and the rain continued. It was one of those rare moments where everything just fit; a moment of timeless perfection. This encompasses exactly what Islands Of Light’s ‘Ruebke’ achieves through its melodic developments and grainy surfaces; the sound of the soul’s ardour.
Released on 26. September 2014 on Home Normal
released September 21, 2014
Written, played and programmed by Dino Spiluttini 2009 - 2012
Artwork by Dino Spiluttini
Mastered by Ian Hawgood