Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, dark-cinematographic.
Background/Info: Swedish project Moljebka Pvlse has already been active for twenty years now. Mainly driven by Mathias Josefson, his newest opus “Komoku” is based on field recordings collected ‘on a journey through the deserts of the American Southwest and translated into an acoustic travel journal through a spectral landscape, where the edges of memory and imagination are blurred.’ For this experiment he joined hands together with John Björkman, who played on instruments he found in Nepal.
Content: The field recordings clearly are the main basis of this work. Moljebka Pvlse reveals an impressive sonic canvas, which has been reinforced by electronic treatments, sound manipulations and the sensation of real instruments. It gives birth to a strange and undefined sonic universe revealing 4 long duration cuts.
+ + + : This work reveals an ultra elaborated composition, which is mainly characterized by an imaginary symbiosis between field recordings, authentic instruments and electronic manipulations. The result is a somewhat unusual dark-ambient & cinematic exposure with a strong visual appeal. There’re a lot of iron noises running through the work, which create a particular scratching and icy sensation reminding to the subway or some engines.
– – – : This album has something complex, which probably makes the atypical character from “Komoku”. I’m missing a real high light and d that’s maybe because the sound layers are really dense –especially for ambient music.
Conclusion: “Komoku” feels like walking through a sonic labyrinth of icy noises and dark atmospheres.
Best songs: “A Repetition Without Origin”, “And The Farewell To All That One Has Lost”.
Artist: www.moljebka.com /