Released: Sep 2011
Label: The Leaf Label
Like Emeralds or Oneohtrix Point Never, Stockholm's Malcolm Pardon and Peder Mannerfelt are fascinated by Krautrock's cosmic wing; their synths and Rhodes progressions are a swirl of knots and burls, but the overall feel is smooth to the touch. There are nods to classical minimalism, new age and even trance; you'd call it ambient if it weren't so active. But the motion's on a molecular level -- the tracks, and the album as a whole, roll out as smoothly as the tide.