Simple and easy to approach, yet multifaceted and challenging, Majani Harmaja is post-modern with throbbing sincerity. A shared effort of Helsinki-based musicians/producers Niclas Kristiansson and Tom Lönnqvist, the self-titled debut is a result of sessions carried out during winters between 2011 and the present.
Majani Harmaja is a conscious long-term attempt to define an original sound, and to create a starting point for forthcoming collaboration.
Recorded live with a limited sound palette, a minimalist compositional approach and a method of endless overdubbing, the music builds on the parallels of organic and designed, acoustic and electronic, abstract and representational as well as modern and traditional. The EP pays homage to a wave in experimental electroacoustic music that happened around the change of the millennium, represented by labels such as City Centre Offices, Type and Mille Plateaux.
Released digitally on 1-0-8.bandcamp.com
on December 29th 2013, the Majani Harmaja EP is the third release on Niclas Kristiansson’s 1-0-8 label. A limited edition cassette will be available in 2014.
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