Hundloka, flockblomstriga 1
This is Sweden-based Anders Dahl's first release on the Häpna label. From documentary audio recordings of his travels to India, electronic manipulations of toxic ooze, to "wildlife" recordings of digital birds, Dahl goes places where the natural and the digital world meet and obfuscate one another. Using steel bowls, bouzoukis, bottles, pans, drums, guitars, electronics, and anything else on hand or in his surroundings, Anders Dahl, much like his esteemed botanist compatriot of the same name, seeks to minutely observe, identify, and record even the smallest environmental event. Hundloka (cow parsley) is a common meadow flower; a weed whose distribution is restricted with great difficulty. Hundloka is also the name of three pieces of music which, in similarity to their namesake, grow in areas between the wild and the cultivated, 'twixt nightly woods and lit up cities. Hundloka is the music of the late afternoon, a catnap of civilization where waking and dreaming can hardly be distinguished from each other.