Arv & Miljo I Himmelsvind LP
Arv & Miljo
The first release on Discreet Music and the 6th album from Arv & Miljö. Mainly recorded during the easter holiday 2020 and the coming weeks, Himmelsvind takes us back to the spring time, where as the previous album Svensk Sommar I Stilla Frid (Omlott Records, 2018) explored the Swedish summer. While sonically a continuation of the ambience and new age gloom of Svensk Sommar, the general tone on Himmelsvind is somewhat heavier and more nostalgic. The majestic take on romanticized kosmische music is still in focus, but with a more extensive use of field recordings, samples and tape loops. Stretching out on a field of fresh wood anemones, the 7 tracks captures the essence of that magical period of time of the early blooming flowers, distant log splitters and lawn movers, the first sign of the street sweepers (you may have had to be a skateboarder to truly appreciate that feeling and smell though), hotdogs from a tin can at the bonfire, the humming blackbirds... The creator casually namedropped Anna Själv Tredje and Ralph Lundsten as influences the last time around, Himmelsvind could be a cocktail of the past infused with an unhealthy obsession with stuff like Joanna Brouk, Tangerine Dream (Underwater Sunlight) and Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale, though still firmly rooted in the brash contemporary Gothenburg no-fi DIY culture/bunch of lifers. Featuring guest appearances from Elin Engström and Jon Collin, both on guitar.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Pressed in 340 copies on black vinyl, gloss varnish sleeves and a 12-page full colour booklet.