Les Aventures de President Bongo
ARTIST: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
LES AVENTURES DE PRESIDENT BONGO. Named and shaped in loving tribute to Tintin, the fabled Belgian journalist who defined what it meant to be an adventurer in the 20th century.
O you singer, solitary, singing by yourself—projecting me;
O solitary me, listening—nevermore shall I cease perpetuating you;
Never more shall I escape, never more the reverberations,
Never more the cries of unsatisfied love be absent from me,
Never again leave me to be the peaceful child I was before what there, in the night,
By the sea, under the yellow and sagging moon,
The messenger there arous’d—the fire, the sweet hell within,
The unknown want, the destiny of me.
O give me the clew! (it lurks in the night here somewhere,)
O if I am to have so much, let me have more!
Produced by President Bongo
LAPB executive producer Andri Sveinsson
Written by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason & Stephan Stephensen.
Design by Paul Mcmenamin
Photography by Stephan Stephensen
LAPB silhouette by Gabríel Patay & Linda Loeskow
Mastered by Jörg Burger
Mixed by President Bongo
Violin, Viola and Cello by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Additional drum programming by President Bongo
Château text by Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)
LAPB text by Haukur S. Magnússon