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ARTIST
TITLE
Bryter Tystnaden
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HI 019CD HI 019CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/26/2006

Erik Möller lives in Uppsala outside Stockholm, Sweden, and this is his first full-length release on Hobby Industries. He has had various releases and remixes as Spinform and Unai for labels such as Force Tracks (Mille Plateaux), City Centre Offices, R.U.C., and Sub Static. The latter is the official home for his more dubby and reduced house offerings, but Bryter Tystnaden follows a more laid-back path with stretched out songs, eschewing the click beat patterns of his previous releases. Bryter Tystnaden instead, aims for rhythms that have almost frozen still, with haunted melodies that place him with one leg in both the realm of abstract electronica, and the new classical/chamber movement. This release was mostly recorded in an old deserted manor out in the Swedish countryside, and somehow the ghostly ambience of the surroundings has crept into the sounds caught on tape. Creaking pedal rhythms, the lonely tinkling on a long untuned piano, slowly decaying chords from a reed organ and tones from a broken guitar seep through electronics coated in static and hiss. Whether it's the ancient feel of the Rn'B-styled "Lurliv," the medieval post-rock of "Som En Film," the foggy waves of "Yppersta Utposten" or just the sheer stuttering bliss of "Framtidsminnen," Spinform has chosen to place heartbreaking melodies before abstract theories, without losing that future touch -- putting the 1906 into 2006.