11 Instances of Dead Letters + Words
"Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words never seem to stay in one place for too long. He's always on the move. From the dark and cold ambient of the first, self-titled CD-R, via the faint, minimal crackle of the split album with The Hurt I Feel Is My Hurt to where we are today on this brand new CD on iDEAL Recordings. A rusty, decaying mix of concrete sounds found in and around Gothenburg and Sundsvall, manipulated snippets from the history of recorded music and traditional instruments treated in a not so traditional way. Slow melodies, forgotten atmospheres, and a very sensitive personality of sound. Thomas Ekelund, the man behind Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, shows us the darker areas of his mind. This is music that makes you feel. This is abstract music but with very concrete feelings hidden within. The 50 minutes of 11 Instances of Dead Letters+Words may be seen as a collection of moods, emotions and states of awareness or just a series of tracks assembled over the course of one year. Listen, and make up your mind what -- if anything -- it's all about. This is ambient music, and it shares some thoughts with Brian Eno's Discreet Music philosophies. Echoes of the late 80's Hafler Trio, minimalism which you can track down to Alvin Lucier and others, the drones -- like a punk-version of Phill Niblock. There we might have it! Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words might be the anarchy in today's sound art."