BJÄRGÖ & GUSTAF HILDEBRAND: OUT OF THE DARKLING LIGHT INTO THE
CD: Erebus Odora 008 
Desire To Be Initiated
Erebus Odora record label was set up by Peter Bjargo ( Arcana & Sophia
) back in 2001. This is the eighth release from that label. Gustaf Hildebrand
released the awesome space opera that was "Starscape" on the
Cyclic Law label. Now they’ve joined forces for the first release,
of many hopefully, that combines the best musically from both artists.
Arcana and I never really gelled as possibly we should have. Some of their
releases were quality with a capital ‘Q’ but others left me
cold with a capital ‘C’. Sophia is another matter entirely.
I could take even their worst output…which was as rare to find as
an honest politician…over any other artists best of work any day.
Gustaf I’ve already raved about elsewhere on this site. With such
a pedigree behind them surely this would be a monumental recording?
Then I got to thinking. Who's to say which parts belonged to who? After all this is a collaboration so both artists contributed equally to the recording. Which got me thinking even more. Why shouldn’t a mixture of beats and dark ambience not work? The mind has to focus even more on the music and instead of being as what was first perceived as a distraction the beats actually added to the whole atmospheres of the recording. With this in mind I viewed the recording in a completely different light. And you know something…Peter and Gustaf have got it dead right. This combination works brilliantly. The heady giddy electronics with reverb and sullen atmospheres are spruced up by this collision of styles.
whether it’s to everyone’s taste is a point which only they
can discern. It pleased me no end…which is all that I, as a music
fanatic, could wish or hope for in a recording.
[Peter Bjärgö] / [Gustaf Hildebrand] / [Erebus Odora]
Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/p/p_bjargo_g_hildebrand.html
Gustaf Hildebrand: [Starscape]
Sophia: [Deconstruction Of The World]
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