Muutos: Short Letters to Unknown Recipients

by Torbjörn Ömalm

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"Dark, mysterious, a pinch of bad vibes in a world of beauty, slightly ungraspable and unpleasant but yet a nice evoking feeling. Dreams of wood… a musk, disparate scents of late autumn. Putrefaction, rotting. A world of absolute contrast. A lot of inverted frustrated emotions. A light blackness but not totally without hope."

"Muutos: short letters to unknown recipients" is a 9 track concept album consisting songs that are created through a metamorphic writing process with the sound and phrasing of a language, meänkieli to be precise, as a starting point. The music is largely improvised and performed through guitars (and loop pedal) with a little coloring from everyday objects as percussion and voices/whistling. An “iced” interlude in the middle of the album works as a sluice between two harmonic spheres.

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released February 24, 2017

All songs on Muutos… are composed, arranged and improvised by Torbjörn Ömalm
All instruments (and voices) played by Torbjörn Ömalm
Additional handclaps by Johan Karlsson
Additional ice throwing by Nikolai Äystö Lindholm and Sandra Josefsson at Nuortajärvi in October 2016.
Engineered, recorded and mixed by Johan Karlsson at Arctic Mire Studios in a snowy Riitajänkkä January 2017.
Mastered by Ronald Vikström.
Drawing by Torbjörn Ömalm.
Artwork design by Miriam Vikman.
"Muutos: short letters to unknown recipients" is also a part of an artistic research project.

This album is dedicated to my beloved brother Mats (1977-2015).

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Torbjörn Ömalm Norrbottens län, Sweden

Laplandic guitarist Torbjörn uses elements from his native area, such as inspiration from the languages sámi- and meänkieli and the intricate aesthetics of these cultures, when creating music. In 2010 he released his first trio album titled "Saajo". His second album "Tih" was released in 2014 through F-IRE label. A solo guitar EP-album "Möstokki" was released in 2015 through Small House Music. ... more

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