Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Fiktion - I en trästuga utan ström med tända stearinljus efter att snöstormen har lagt sig
He's been labelled as 'organic electronic dream music'. It's a prettty good fit. But for Swedish artist Fiktion, his latest creation: 'I en trästuga utan ström med tända stearinljus efter att snöstormen har lagt sig.' (Yes, the title really is that long!), being organic isn't just about sounding good, it's about as creating the most mysterious, involving soundscape impossible.
Straddling a hazy borderline between jazz-esque interludes and swerving synth-pop lines, the six track EP is at once both beautifully simple and impossibly complex. First impressions belay a rich, deep pool of interwoven noise, so intricate and carefully placed in its creation - but where Fiktion creates his real charm is in the melody.
Music of this disparate kind could so easily fall apart in chaotic pieces, yet Fiktion remains stood resolutely in the middle, conducing these assorted elements into a whole. The result? Crystalline guitar playing ringing out like drops of rain on a parched desert landscape, tears in the very fabric of noise. It's beautiful, moving stuff, and all stemming from wordless, expertly crafted electronica.
The EP is available to download on iTunes now.