Maria W Horn & Mats Erlandsson – Celestial Shores

  • Medium: vinyl record
  • Year: 2023
  • Client: B.A.A.D.M.

Another record we designed for our out­put B.A.A.D.M.

Mats Erlandsson is a com­poser and musi­cian part of the vibrantly re-emerg­ing field of drone music in Stockholm, Sweden, and is asso­ci­ated with prac­tices char­ac­ter­ized by the exten­sive use of sus­tained sound. Erlandsson presents his work both as a solo artist and in col­lab­o­ra­tions, most notably together with Yair Elazar Glotman and Maria W Horn. Recent releases include Gyttjans Topografi on XKatedral, Minnesmärke on Hallow Ground and the col­lab­o­ra­tion Emanate made with Yair Elazar Glotman on the label 13070. In addi­tion to his own artis­tic prac­tice Erlandsson holds a posi­tion as stu­dio tech­ni­cian and was tem­porar­ily, from October 2022 to September 2023, the act­ing stu­dio direc­tor at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm.

The com­po­si­tions of Maria W Horn imple­ment syn­thetic sound, elec­troa­coustic and acoustic instru­ments and audio­vi­sual com­po­nents, often devic­ing gen­er­a­tive and algo­rith­mic processes to con­trol tim­bre, tun­ing and tex­ture. She employs a var­ied instru­men­ta­tion rang­ing from ana­log syn­the­siz­ers to choir, string instru­ments, pipe organ and var­i­ous cham­ber music for­mats. Acoustic instru­ments are often paired with dig­i­tal syn­the­sis tech­niques, in order to extend the instru­ments tim­bral capac­i­ties. Often based on min­i­mal­ist struc­tures, her music explores the inher­ent spec­tral prop­er­ties of sound and their abil­ity to tran­scend time and space, real­ity and dream.

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