Wednesday, April 29, 2020

AKB - Marianergraven [Lamour Records 093]

Released via Swedish label Lamour Records on February 28th, 2k20 is "Marianergraven", the latest album release by Anna-Karin Berglund a.k.a. AKB who is and always has been - hence the title - fascinated by the ocean and the secrets buried within. Following this approach and thematic guideline we see AKB create a sonic offering comprised of eight tracks spanning roughly 53 minutes, with the slowly moving and somewhat melancholia-induced opener "Kustanopet" paving the way for things to come in terms of calm, comforting Ambient arrangements rarely facing or dealing with any disturbances or dissonant moments, building up to epic, droning and angelic proportions with the timeless masterpiece named "Subduction" which is followed by "Svallvagen", another true fest for all lovers of Deep Listening Music and classic Ambient structures alike. With these picks, alongside all other unmentioned tracks on "Marianergraven" AKB caters a highly recommended longplay piece which could be a candidate to be included amongst the essential ChillOut albums of the year so far and even comes with a surprise hidden track feature after a few minutes of silence in the concluding "Soluppgängen". Check.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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