Instrumental explorers – Per Störby Jutbring, Conny Olivetti and Interzone Inc

January 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm
Per Störby Jutbring

Per Störby Jutbring

Per Störby Jutbring – “Dance of the Diaper Fairy”

It’s easy to get impressed by Per Störby Jutbring’s versatility as a musician. I feel it’s almost easier to list what he’s not ventured into. In the autumn I wrote about his excellent film song “Tomorrow“, but here I’m going to present an album he released already last Spring, “Dance of the Diaper Fairy”.

He writes that it’s at the piano he feels most comfortable, and it shows on this album, which consists mostly of solo piano tracks. With a quite personal touch to the keys he’s created a beautiful and intimate session where he mixes minimalistic, melodic songs with free improvisation and also a few wonderful trio collaborations, where he’s joined by Johanna Dahl on cello and Malin My Wall on violin. Here are two examples:

Per Störby Jutbring on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

 

Conny Olivetti – “Klangwelt / 2016”

Even if the themes and music varies from album to album I do recognize the ambience in Conny Olivettis music. Here on the latest album “Klangwelt / 2016” in a dark, futuristic atmosphere where he lets voice samplings colour and comment upon the theme in question. This time, as I interpret it, it’s about the human rights and the real threats out there in our world.

Conny Olivetti’s site – on Bandcamp

 

Interzone Inc – “Stories”

And now to another creative electronic adventurer: Interzone Inc. Just before Christmas he released the album “Stories”, a quite enjoyable album where he mixes beat-driven tunes, which sometimes reminds me of old electronica heroes like Vangelis, with dreamy ambient soundscapes. Here are two tracks to taste:

Interzone Inc’s site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music – on Bandcamp

Interzone Inc – “Beautiful Decay”

March 27, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Interzone Inc

Just like yesterday I will start with ambient music today. It has a different character though, and comes from Interzone Inc and the album “Beautiful Decay”. Behind the name Interzone Inc we find Göran Kinnander, an artist who has created music under this name since the eighties. The music has varied but lately it’s focused to some extent on ambient electronica, which is also the base on this album.

The music is not that easily described, though, as ambient backgrounds, there is a lot of dynamics here, where he explores minimalistically created environments to grand soundscapes, from the melodic to the monotone. The biggest surprise arrives in the seventh track “Just Me”, which heads off with a hard, industrial electronica with screaming synths and where he also sings, for the first time actually. It works great, skakes you around, and afterwards we land in perhaps the most quiet and ambient track, “Panic Room”. He says that this is his most personal release so far and also writes: “Trying to describe that even in decay, and eventually death, there can be beauty.” It’s a quite fascinating journey in sound which makes me curious about his other work as well. On his Bandcamp-page there are another 14 releases to explore… Here are two tracks from “Beautiful Decay”:

Interzone Incs site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimpon Bandcamp

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