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Mattias Gustafsson // Frånvarande LP

Mattias Gustafsson // Frånvarande LP

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Artist: Mattias Gustafsson

Label: BAADM

Swedish acoustic writer Mattias Gustafsson in BelgiumReleased the second LP from BAADM.The disappearing piano loop gets entangled in the tape.

"Frånvarande acts as both the prelude and epilogue to Mattias Gustafsson's 2017 record Nattmusik, forming a temporal cradle around his BAADM debut. Side A was recorded back in 2012 and originally released under his Ornaments alias, manifesting as the withered, rain-eroded memory of a majestic orchestral lament, with bowed cymbals singing through layers of rust and the sound of children floating in through an open window. It was this 20-minute piece that inspired us to present Gustafsson with the conceptual framework for Nattmusik, through which he explored the Cyclial symbiosis of humanity and nature. The four movements of side B were captured in winter 2018 as an elaboration on these themes, with pianos and loops tumbling into thickets of crumpled, perishing cassette. As a collection, these pieces frame Nattmusik as an absent point of origin; its reverberations are smeared across both the future and the past, yet the source sound is palpably missing. Just as the process of decay stra nds the object between the pre-degraded form and the eventual dissipation into the void, Frånvarande is a record that both clasps at moments passed and those yet to manifest, rendered nomadic and thirsting by the absence of its conceptual center. "

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Artist: Mattias Gustafsson

Label: BAADM

Swedish acoustic writer Mattias Gustafsson in BelgiumReleased the second LP from BAADM.The disappearing piano loop gets entangled in the tape.

"Frånvarande acts as both the prelude and epilogue to Mattias Gustafsson's 2017 record Nattmusik, forming a temporal cradle around his BAADM debut. Side A was recorded back in 2012 and originally released under his Ornaments alias, manifesting as the withered, rain-eroded memory of a majestic orchestral lament, with bowed cymbals singing through layers of rust and the sound of children floating in through an open window. It was this 20-minute piece that inspired us to present Gustafsson with the conceptual framework for Nattmusik, through which he explored the Cyclial symbiosis of humanity and nature. The four movements of side B were captured in winter 2018 as an elaboration on these themes, with pianos and loops tumbling into thickets of crumpled, perishing cassette. As a collection, these pieces frame Nattmusik as an absent point of origin; its reverberations are smeared across both the future and the past, yet the source sound is palpably missing. Just as the process of decay stra nds the object between the pre-degraded form and the eventual dissipation into the void, Frånvarande is a record that both clasps at moments passed and those yet to manifest, rendered nomadic and thirsting by the absence of its conceptual center. "