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Ekolali: Om Sömn

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Artist: Ekolali
Title: Om Sömn
Format: Tape & Digital Download
Label: Constellation Tatsu (@)
Together with a bunch of new releases belonging to the label's Spring Butch of 2021, Constellation Tatsu recently pushed this interesting experiment/project by Swedish artist Mattias Lagerkvist in the guise of Ekolali on the usual tape format (together with the digital one, of course). You can imagine it as a superslow melodic lo-fi tune of those 80ies TV commercials, that also were poured by Boards Of Canada into some of their older tracks, or otherwise as a piece of possible background music for a sleep concert, as potentially suggested by the title ('Om Sömn' means 'About Sleep' in Swedish), filtered by the tastes of a possible lover of Terry Riley or La Monte Young minimalism with an interest in studies on hypnagogic states! Two pretty long suites ("The Exercise Of Sense Perception", lasting 20 minutes and 55 seconds, and "Of Necessity to Each Animal" - 21:46 -) on one side and the title track, a sort of potential combination of them (at least in terms of length, as it reaches 41 minutes and 36 seconds), on the other, that can also sound like an experiment, as besides the slowly lulling repetitions of the same tones, some other resounding entities, slight variations or maybe simple aural hallucinations can surface out of the apparently homogenous flatness of each suite. Have a try before, after, and during your resting/sleeping sessions.

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