by Johan Tronestam

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The term Compunctio
Gregory the Great (ca 540-604)
spoke about compunctio, the holy pain.
The grief somebody feels when faced with
that which is most beautiful is both a reminiscence
and a fore-taste of the divine world.
Originally compunctio was a medical term
that described intense physical pain,
but when Gregorius used the word
he spoke about a spiritual pain.
The bittersweet experience stems from
human home-lessness in an imperfect world,
human consciousness of, and, at the same time,
a desire for perfection.
This inner spiritual void becomes painfully
real when faced with beauty.
There, between the lost and the desired,
the holy tears are formed.
Owe Wikstrˆm,
professor in Psychology of Religion
at the University of Uppsala


released July 19, 2014

This album was created in Lemland / 2013-2014.
Composed, performed and mastered by Johan Tronestam
at TeamQuasar studio
Produced by Johan Tronestam 2014

Special thanks to:

- To my older brother Staffan Tronestam
who gave me the compunctio idea to build an album on!
And who also shares my passion for electronic music.
- My family.
- Kilian from SynGate Records.
- To my friends and contacts on the web.
You have been a great support and encouragement
in my electronic music development.
- To the ≈land islands
- And to the One who gave me my music from the beginning!

Photos taken by Johan Tronestam
Coverdesign by Kilian Schloemp-Uelhoff
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