You might know Erik Levander from his earlier work with the Efterklang/Rumraket family. Solo, he lives for experimentation and border exploration. The clarinet is the central instrument but that is barely audible. Instead, it hides in gloomy soundscapes and rough ambient drones, which brings acts like Rapoon, O Yuki Conjugate and Zoviet France to mind. That would definitely throw this album into my ever expanding lists of favorite ambient releases, and it does too.
'Ögonblickens Marginaler' gently lured me in before the breathtaking epos 'Åter Annalkande' takes over. These tracks also contain that narrative approach I love so much. They're telling stories without words, I don't care how cliché that might sound but it is true. I'm a writer, constantly imagining stories and music like this is perfectly suited as guide. They're telling me a story that my brain needs to find words for, and with this album, those words come quite easy.
So, for me, this is a perfect album, one that will surely accompany me while I write my new book. For ambient fans, this is an essential addition to your collection. It's gentle, dreamy but adventurous. If you are into any of the aforementioned and also appreciate acts like IIVII, Stratosphere and Biosphere, I urge you to check this out. Now if you'll excuses me, I got a new chapter to write...