HELLKVIST, TOBIAS - EVOLUTIONS (CD)


"Tobias Hellkvist is a multi-instrumentalist from Sweden. To date he has released two full-length albums, Evolutions being his third. Whilst much of Tobias work has previously revolved around acoustic guitar elements, Evolutions takes us into denser minimalist textures. That isn't to say the acoustic elements are absent from Tobias's latest work, as the subtle use of guitar, zither, accordian and glockenspiel processing throughout the whole album shows. It's very rare to hear such a talented musician, with a keen ear for dense drone structures, to lay open the acoustic elements, never processing them too much, if at all. Is it ambient? Is it drone? Is it folk? It's a work of great patience, beauty and gentleness, the archetypal Home Normal release in many ways. With amazing artwork from Anna Johansson, it's an incredible work and a real honour for Home Normal to put out the first widely distributed album by such a talented artist. Let's just hope he isn't just one of Sweden's 'best kept secrets' for too much longer." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2010| HOME NORMAL | 13.90


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