The fourth release from Discreet Music is another seemingly out-of-nowhere debut album from an Gothenburg artist. To people in Gothenburg, Klas Trollius is probably best known as a DJ and a visual artist, but the origins of this collection of songs goes back to as far as 2010 when the very first version of the exceptional opening track ‘Över Ett Fält’ was recorded. On Sånger Till En Människa, Klas Trollius explores the connection between music and place, letting specific location recordings become an important part of each track. The reworked ‘Över Ett Fält, a loose interpretation of John Martyns’ ‘Over The Hill’, is a 8 minute+ epic that immediately sets the tone and mood for the rest of the album with it’s acoustic guitar, hushed vocals and heavy use of field recordings. The shorter ‘Koltrast’ is the closest we come to a fully realized acoustic pop song, Klas himself citing Razorcuts’ fantastic ‘Sorry To Embarass You’ and several shoegaze songs as an influence. More improvised tracks like ‘Gitarr, Klockspel Och Isdemoner’ and ‘Isdemoner För Flöjt, Trumma Och Vind’ fully lets the nature become one with the instrumentaion in the spirit of Schwarzwaldfahrt or something from the Jewelled Antler Collective. Truly bewildering organic music. The record is dedicated to the memory of his Father, King Tubby and Elsa Grave.
Full colour reverse board sleeves with three inserts. Including artist printed insert made with several runs through laser printer on slightly textured 120g colored paper. Mastered by Joakim Karlsson. Discreet Music 04, 2021. Edition of 400 copies.
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