Moljebka Pvlse – Sadalmelik

After a contribution to Cold Meat’s ‘esthetics of cruelty’ compilation, which cought my attention because of it’s subtlety, a stunning full-lenth CD ‘koan’ on the Pre-Feed label, and some excellent live cdr’s and live performances, my expectations for this new release by Moljebka Pvlse were very high.

Moljebka Pvlse is the project by Mathias Josefson, a young Swedish musician, who lives in Stockholm, and who toured in Europe and the USA with Mikael Stav?strand and Brent Gutzeit.

Sadalmelik, Josefson’s first album for CMI, consists of one 72 minute track. The style of ‘sadalmelik’ can best be described as very minimal, slowly evolving drone-music with an almost zen-like approach. Listening to this track makes one drift into the inner depths of the mind, or perhaps even into a dreamlike state. All sounds are made by manipulated guitar or generated with electronica. The cd starts out very quiet and subtle, slowly transforming into something sounding like an immense, but distant, storm. This turns into almost emotional drone passages, which are often quite meditative, on the edge of darkness, but never too dark. Finally one emerges again, at ease and excited at the same time, totally aware of one’s surroundings and the gap that was once filled with sound?

Moljebka Pvlse can best be compared with the subtler moments of Maeror Tri, a lighter version of Thomas K?ner, and certainly to the guitar ambient of Dual or James Plotkin.

Excellent stuff, it is a limited edition, so get this before it’s gone.

artist: Moljebka Pvlse
label: Cold Meat Industry
details: 1 track, 72 minutes. cmi. 113