Friday, October 21, 2022

Mats Persson & Kristine Scholz - Stilla Sväva [Kuyin 003]

Scheduled for release via Kristofer Svensson's very own Kuyin label on October 28th, 2k22 is "Stilla Sväva", the imprints third ever album which sees two long standing veterans of the Swedish new and contemporary avantgarde music scene - Mats Persson and Kristine Scholz - tackle and perform two long form compositions written by Svensson on quasi ancient instruments over the course of roughly 43 minutes. Opening with "Sommarluft", a vastly extended piece split into a total of six movements, Svensson combines elements of European and - broadly speaking - Asian traditions and composition techniques which are brought to life by Mats Persson on a 1809 clavichord instrument which caters a calm, quite minimalist, surely reflective and inward-looking overall flow for cozy late night listening sessions alongside a loved one. The second piece named "Kori Kamandungan" sees Persson and Scholz performing together, a practice they've been used to for a span as long as five decades now, on a square piano from the 1840s era, bringing forth an intricately layered innate beauty and heartfelt romanticism in which the two artists move alongside their individual melodic paths in perfect harmony and intuitive synchronicity as if it was performed by one single entity. Innately beautiful, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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