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Ragnar Grippe - Sand album download

Ragnar Grippe - Sand album download

Performer: Ragnar Grippe
Title: Sand
Style: Musique Concrète, Experimental, Ambient
Released: 1996
Country: France
Size MP3 version: 1677 mb
Size FLAC version: 1511 mb
Size WMA version: 1249 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 952
Genre: Electronic

Ragnar Grippe - Sand album download

Album · 2013 · 2 Songs.

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Ragnar Grippé ‎– Sand. Label: Shandar ‎– 83 518, Shandar ‎– 83518. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Unusual and experimental - but very listenable album of endlessly echoed percussion and keyboards. I kept seeing copies of this everywhere I went in the '80s, should've bought em all. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. referencing Sand, LP, Album, 83 518, 83518. I was a bit concerned when I saw the clear vinyl but my copy is excellent with bright, crisp music quality and no pops or scratches.

Ragnar Grippe - Sand (Part 1) from the album "Sand" Originally released in 1977 on Shandar Records. Reissued by Dais Records (DAIS097) on March 24, 2017 daisrecords. Seems a little quiet over here.

Since its original release in 1977, Ragnar Grippe’s seminal debut album entitled Sand has been adorned with immense praise and influenced a myriad of ambient musicians and minimalist composers. Grippe’s unique approach of bonding post-modern classical composition into the tape techniques of musique concrète allowed him to be one of the leading experimental electronic musicians of the late 20th century.

Ragnar Grippe, a young Swedish composer who was trained as a cellist, landed in Paris around the same time, where he studied musique concrète with Pierre Schaeffer at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales. With the avant-garde composer Luc Ferrari, another figure adjacent to that community, he founded the studio l’Atelier de la Libération Musicale. Grippe, who drew inspiration from a number of the visual artists he met through the Cité des Arts residency, befriended Viswanadhan while the artist was working on his sand paintings. Sand, released in 1977 on the Shandar record label, was Grippe’s first proper album, and in the four decades that followed, the two-part, fifty-minute composition became something of a cult minimalist classic. Sand opens tentatively.

What Ragnar Grippe effectively has done with this album though, is a small sign of genius. He has successfully mirrored the sound and feel of mighty sand dunes and sculptured them into an electronic musical venture unlike anything I've come across before. Listening to Sand is like lying face up in the Gobi desert drawing sand angels on the ground without the sun in your eyes - only accompanied by the grand and crumbling nature of music made up of a gazillion individual grains working together.


1 Sand 24:58
2 Sand 25:58

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Streamline
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Editions Andsome
  • Recorded At – A.L.M. Studio
  • Manufactured By – Allied DT – 2406


  • Composed By, Performer [Performed By], Recorded By, Organ, Recorder, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Bells, Voice, Kalimba [Thumb Organ], Maracas – Ragnar Grippe
  • Design [Cover Design By] – Christoph Heemann, Claudio Georgi
  • Reissue Producer [Produced By] – Kevin Spencer


Inspired by the sand paintings of Viswanadhan

Recorded using consecutive overdubbing

Recorded at A.L.M.Studio, Paris

First issued 1977 as Shandar Records LP 83518

This CD issue [...] is a collaborative release between Robot Records, The Cortical Foundation and Streamline

℗ 1977 Editions Andsome.
© 1996 Streamline

Packaged in a jewel case with clear tray plus 4-page booklet.
Early copies came shrinkwrapped and included a Streamline catalogue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): 2406-1-1 ALLIED DT ✳STREAMLINE 1011✳
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L451
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 7707
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 7708
  • Rights Society: NCB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
83 518, 83518 Ragnar Grippé* Sand ‎(LP, Album) Shandar, Shandar 83 518, 83518 France 1977
DAIS 097 Ragnar Grippe Sand ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Dais Records DAIS 097 US 2017
DAIS 097 Ragnar Grippe Sand ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Dais Records DAIS 097 US 2017
DAIS 097 Ragnar Grippe Sand ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Blu) Dais Records DAIS 097 US 2017
DAIS 097 Ragnar Grippe Sand ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP) Dais Records DAIS 097 US 2017