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The futuristic and dystopian soundscape of debut album Tanum Teleport from 2010 was a venture in a dark dream of the duo, sprinkled with glimpses of hope. The new album, due 20th of May is something else. It is still dramatic and ominous, but some of the steel and concrete is replaced with clouds and cotton.
When listening to the podcast that the duo produced for PR and transparency it becomes even clearer that there is hard work behind the new album. I enjoy that the mystique is left behind and the insight that the podcast gives. It is inspiring and also makes clear that this album is about the music, not about the wrapping, though it is somewhat ironic that it nowadays takes a podcast to explain the purpose of creating an album.
In a time when house music has became a product, victimized by consumerism and a throwaway spirit, especially among swedish producers, it is beautiful to see something thorough and truly conceptualized. But believe when I say I am not a nostalgic. I just really enjoy contrasts. I like idea of creating something omniscient, something that overcomes love, time and space. My opinion is that they are truly on the right track.Artwork is done by Martin Löfqvist.
Buran, the second to last track of the album and the Russian word for snowstorm (spelled буран), is the flagship of this interstellar fleet of tracks. The slowly rumbling and methodological progress makes it easy to follow, while it is a step away from the loop based pop and leaning closer to slow pace techno.
»Overcomes Love, Time & Space« is finished off with a spoken track where Swedish top diplomat Erik Cornell tells a vivid story of the feeling of being in an intellectual weightlessness. A phrase that effectively summarize both emotional confusion, and Boeoes Kaelstigen’s new album as a whole.
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