Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall: "THERE ARE SOME WORLDS WHERE ALL DREAMS DIE (en glad stund),"

Translated, "en glad stund" means "a happy moment." 

A saxophone wheezes, light gasps taken between straining exhalations that barely gauge an audible whisper until a few clear and flatlined phrases are achieved overtop a sinister and steady tonal pulse. The eerie and suffocating environment that's composed and performed for "THERE ARE SOME WORLDS WHERE ALL DREAMS DIE (en glad stund)," the recently shared new single from the upcoming LP, THEIR POWER REACHED ACROSS SPACE AND TIME​-​TO DEFY THEM WAS DEATH​-​OR WORSE, does not convey "a happy moment." Instead, these "worlds where all dreams die" facilitate an obviously intentional dystopian flavor, and it's difficult not to imagine some near-salvation scenario where the victim is close to safety but suddenly struggling as the advantage has changed hands and cries for help are buried as death envelopes the victim like a soundproof shroud. There's a lot of drama in those seven minutes. 

This album is the work of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and sound architect Joachim Nordwall (The Skull Defekts, The iDealist) and will be released by Thrill Jockey on March 23rd.

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