Klangriket - Tjärn
SEPTEMBER, 2018 (PCR004)
Tjärn is a selection of songs that was composed in 2016. Back then I wasn't really associated with the piano or known as a composer. But rather as a jazz musician. These songs were really born out of exploration. Exploring what kind of sounds I like, getting familiar with the piano and also discovering my voice as a composer and producer. This ep was also a way for me to take a step back, and create an identity away from the trumpet. As a result this ep doesn't contain a single line of trumpet. Tjärn is rooted in the ambient and contemporary classical spirit but leans towards electronic and experimentalmusic. I'd like to belive that I've kept the minimalist soul alive, with the textures that can only be heard in silence. And from there allowed it to blossom and grow in to something bigger. My aspiration was that it was going to be a journey, A vessel to transfer the listener somewhere else. I aimed deep within, and my hope is that the music will allow the listener to explore and discover things deep inside, the same way I did creating this.
Official music video of Hammerstraat, made by Elin Björklund.
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- Stationary Travels (USA)
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- Headphone Commute (UK)
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