An exellent glimpse into one of the more poorly lit corners of Swedish experimental sound. This CD collects some of the earliest solo recordings of Joachim Nordwall, under the moniker A.B.O. Our ears catch whiffs of Francois Douris and the likes, but any definite reference eludes us.
”Growing up in the remote south East of Sweden was great for anyone into having a bad start in life. In my early teens I was exposed through my friend Zwarre to suitable music like Throbbing Gristle, Brainbombs and SPK. Perfect for my melted mind. We started a label and recorded psychedelic electronic music as Alvars Orkester. Alvars was strange enough but I needed something more extreme. I had been recording stuff in my room since 1987 but most of it was intensely bad (of course). Then in 1989, something happened and I started to hit the right (wrong) note. I was deeply consuming experimental music on cassette and my favs were artists like Paul Kelday, Nails ov Christ, Teen Lesbians and Animals and labels like Sound of Pig, Schimpfluch, RRR and Cold Meat Industry ruled my world. A.B.O. was ment to be private music, stuff I actually did not intend anyone to hear. The few cassettes I did for Börft Records were all ultra limited and the few labels who asked for material, I never even replied.”
Qual is finally back with his much-anticipated second full-length album. On The Ultimate Climax William Maybelline takes the hints of his previous Cupio Dissolvi EP to a fully extended sulphurous [...]