Sunday, April 07, 2024

Muddersten - Triple Music [Sofa Music]

Released via the Norwegian Sofa Music imprint on March 1st, 2k24 is "Triple Music", the third musical outing on the label for the trio that is Muddersten. Comprised of Havard Volden, Henrik Olsson and Martin Taxt the musical triumvirate caters a total of three pieces subsequently named "Triple Music I - III" which are rolled out over the course of roughly 47 minutes of total playtime, all of them conceived as a score for a triple set of videos crafted by Japanese painter Akiko Nakayama as a quasi-replacement for a sacked f2f collaboration which did not happen due to the pandemic situation of early 2k20. Employing a vast array of experimental composition and playing techniques and an instrumental setting including microtonal tuba, friction and piezo microphones, tape machines, objects and others Muddersten opens on a organic, yet stripped down tip with a combination of spatial electroacoustics, slow, in parts crackly Electronica beats and echoes of minimalist Post-PostRock with a bit of comforting late 90s / early 2000s touch for the experienced fans and followers of the genre only to progress towards a perfect amalgamation of Ambient x Deep Listening Music slightly reminiscent of musical works once crafted by Ekkehard Ehlers or Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner whilst the last chapter of the album even touches base with nocturnal DarkAmbient and brooding low frequency dronings accompanied by shimmering atmospheric movements for a closing. Excellent. Highly recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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