“Himlarymderna” is the first track released from new solo album “Epektasis” by Nicklas Barkerout on July 29th 2022. Stream the track through the Youtube player below:
Nicklas Barker (Anekdoten, Kosmogon & My Brother The Wind) plunges into minimalistic, ambient dark waters with “Epektasis,” six meditations of shimmering, minimal, electronic soundscapes, recorded over two weeks in September 2021 in Stockholm and the mountain village of Åre using two Mellotrons and an ARP Odyssey synthesizer. A palette of vintage keyboards and percussion through four looping devices, culminating in the summoning of celestial voices with meditative drones, in soothing infinite mysticism.
Nicklas explains the genesis of the project:
”This music is rooted in the works of post-war, experimental, minimalist and electronic music composers such as La Monte Young, Eliane Radigue, Tony Conrad and Paulina Oliveros. All of whom have had an enormous impact on me through the years.”
“Epektasis” is the second release by Tonbad Grammofon, after last year’s atmospheric Kosmogon – “Mässan“. The label was founded by Nicklas Barker and Sophie Linder and is dedicated to contemporary electronic, ambient, experimental and psychedelic music.
Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://nicklasbarker.bandcamp.com/