Discreet Music / Sweden / 2022
Coming full circle, Vålnad Av Fornskog is the fourth and final part in Arv & Miljö's suite of seasonal ambient albums initiated with Svensk Sommar I Stilla Frid (Omlott, 2018) and continued with Himmelsvind (Discreet Music, 2020) and Ensam Är Nattens Rymd Över Vita Vägar (Discreet Music, 2021). Heavily inspired by the Swedish countryside autumns of the 80's, the album starts just at the tail end of the summer. Fragmentary memories of things like rain on a tin roof, empty playgrounds and windy days walking home in the dark comes alive throughout the five segments on the album, sounds integrated with dissolving melodic synth primitivism and crude tape techniques. While arguably not miles away in sound and ambience compared to the previous parts, the broken new age music of Vålnad Av Fornskog is further pushing the fidelity boundaries with everything almost falling to pieces at the end. Glimpses of early Pacific City Sound Visions or Dreamtime Tape Sounds releases meets 90's Tangerine Dream through speakers on fire with an undeniable dose of 'Swedish tape noise'. Features a guest apperance by Mark Anderson of Greymouth fame on drums. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Gloss laminated sleeve with double-sided insert. Edition of 500 copies.