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by Testbild!

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    Belka & Strelka will be released in physical form as a limited vinyl version in 249 copies, beautifully designed by Richard Heberling and Jacob Grönbech Jensen.

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Ouverture 04:53
see little arrow fly onward, fast forward time the moon and the stars will shine and circle her mind and squirrel flying by inside her fortress of chimes humming a tune in C wearing a key of mercury
Belka 06:22
rocket force flung us outwards into strangers’ trails orbit air fed our senses with forgotten tales smoky smell silver shell time leap capsule canine star discoverers in our eyes, black and yellow melting into blue beeping hearts send our signal to the dot below sunshine dust radio rust time leap capsule canine star discoverers
Rymdfolk 02:49
gliding out on electric light amber elements of starry nights shiny dogs in flourescent bright they’re floating above our heads everywhere, anytime flying in over city lights space ship animal discoverers trying out all the world for size they’re hovering up in the air all around in the night of electric light
sudden and clear synchronize watches, dismantle your fear cancel appointments and look to the stars would you believe there’s a dog in the sky? floting in circles, it’s almost quite near dog’s tail in orbit, it’s happening here a true bed time story of dogs in the sky masters of space craft in our stratosphere brilliant and star spangled air engineers firmament’s speckled with dogs everywhere inside their rockets, they watch us from there one billion starry eyed dogs in the air one giant leap for the spieces below stretching their arms towards the heavens above they’re not alone anymore
Moonset 03:27
weary weightless spacedogs walking whirling furry air dogs waltzing on floors of empty matter
footprints on air, a certain kind of trace will soon appear over us a trail of paws invisible upon the firmament a sky full of hidden clues we’ll wait for the crucial event there’s no more rainy days in outer space no more windy nights while flying kites a gentle glowing maze on interface
... 01:44
Strelka 04:55
a cloudless winternight we’re leaving trees and neonlights behind celestial dreams are embodied in our craft my friends are still asleep but they’ll wake up soon we’re animals in space travelling involuntarily though our eyes look calm we’re quivering inside our vessel is adrift surrounded by the light from distant stars we breath unison as time absorbs by time my friends are still asleep but they’ll wake up soon
Fermeture 01:32


Дамы и Господа!

The 19th of August 1960 two Russian stray dogs were sent up in space. Less than 24 hours later they became the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive, hailed as radiant animal super heroes. Their names were Belka and Strelka.

This is the sound of their triumphant journey.

On February 23 the Stockholm/Malmö based pop group Testbild! will release their new album 'Belka & Strelka' on Kalligrammofon. Testbild! are known for a number of conceptual albums, where melodic and cinematic pop is blended with influences from 60's jazz and avant garde excursions in sound. Belka & Strelka is no exception, but stands out in their discography as an album in which the electronic elements, especially the use of analogue synths, takes a more prominent position. No guitars were used on the recordings.


released February 23, 2015


Siri af Burén
Katja Ekman
Petter Herbertsson
Douglas Holmquist
Petter Samuelsson

Tomas Bodén
Karin Christensen
Peter Gunnarsson
Daniel Holmström
Elisabeth Sundin
Katerina Zolotova

Written, recorded and produced by Testbild! between 2007-2014
Mastered by Tomas Bodén

This is Kalligrammofon #32


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Kalligrammofon is a record label operating from Malmö, Sweden. It focuses on pop music, experimental music and experimental pop music.

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