Genom Grundet is the latest outing by Swedish analogue explorer Ekolali, the inaugural release on new imprint Patience.
A pulsing, entrancing study in sustain and release that washes over in ecstatic waves throughout it’s 35 minute duration, Genom Grundet is a shimmering summation of Ekolali’s approach and an auspicious blueprint for the virgin NYC-based label.
Recorded on a modest setup at his almost-off-grid compound in rural Möljeryd, Sweden, Genom Grundent (Through The Shallows) gently bubbles with a sampled stream, baked tape delay, droning broken organ and pitch-shifted rhythm, blooming with vocoder chants and klassic kosmische guitar as the track unfolds.
Repetitive to the point of rapture, Genom Grundet reveals it’s wonders over repeat meditations.
Mattias Lagerkvist has previously issued similarly potent musical balms as Ekolali via Bakk and Not Not Fun.
Patience is a new outlet for artists to explore ideas further and longer than they otherwise might imagine. Inspired by music perpetually on rotation at HQ – with E2-E4 representing the format’s high tide mark – each release will be one artist’s deep dive down one inspirational wormhole - or two different interpretations thereof - spread across two sides of vinyl.
Set and forget, zone out and tune in.
released January 21, 2019
Written, recorded & mixed by Mattias Lagerkvist in Möljeryd, Sweden.
Mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
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