Dream ambient/drone. Experimental artist from Stockholm, Sweden. This is the follow-up to 2016’s Tremolo, which was one of my favorites of the year. Another great record!|
“Inspired by old photos taken 1910 by Fredrik Enquist (1885-1963), a Swedish geographer, the theme of the new Havenaire album Rabot, for the Italian label Glacial Movements, came to form. Layer upon layer building up walls of sound pushing its way slowly through out the albums six songs. He treats his ambience with a pop sensibility, massive sound that sometimes climaxes in chorus-like parts, with distant piano notes echoing in the background. While other times the music falls apart and only leaves traces of its previous monumental washing sounds.
Pictured on the album cover is the majestic Rabots Glaciar, a gently sloping glacier mirroring the smooth subglacial valley floor. It’s situated on the western side of the Kebnekaise massif far up north in Sweden.”
Related: Celer, Flying Saucer Attack
1. (8:32) Rabot—Spacious longing glow
2. (6:29) Enquist Photo 1910—Moody drone w/ darker undercurrent, Antarctica
3. (6:09) Sylarna—Expansive synth atmosphere
4. (6:32) Calving—Dynamic, shifting track. Sounds very much like “Holy Hell” off of Tremolo.
5. (5:23) Tarfala Valley—Glacial ambient dream
6. (10:44) Sarek (Part 1-2)—Thoughtful slow some subtle glitch