So let's give Pär Boström's third official album a spin. This Swedish composer has been making dark ambient for 15 years and you can definitely hear his craftmanship. The theme of his previous work was insomnia, of which Boström has been suffering. I don't know if The Nest has the same background, but I can imagine. In any case, it's clearly not about the pretty things in life, like all truly touching art.
It's music from a top level. Comforting soundscapes just the way I love them, and many people with me. It reminds me most of Svaixt's album Virsme Versmé, without the bowls but with the same power to drag you into a satisfactory meditation. The melodies are soothing and beautiful. Subtle sounds add even more depth to the dreamy and sometimes rather scary atmosphere. Don't dwell around alone in the dark with this album as your soundtrack, unless you love the feeling that an invisible force is watching your every move.
I can imagine what it would be like to witness this project live in a theatre. To sink into your comfortable seat, enjoying the respectful silence of the entire audience (everyone's afraid to cough or even move), close your eyes in full trust that no one will spill beer on you or step on your feet, sink even deeper in your chair, let the music take you to a place where nothing else but the music matters anymore. Maybe an early stage of sleep overwhelms you, but you continue soaking up the soundscapes into your very centre. I've experienced those moments at Cold Meat Fests and Antwerp Ambients. Those were the days, and Kammarheit drags me right to them again.