Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa
CD HMS 004
by Jefre Cantu Ledesma
God damn, this is a beautiful record. Serious headphone drone from
the land of ice and snow (BJ Nilsen hails from Sweden, Stilluppsteypa
from Iceland). Music for floating ice sheets and melting glaciers.
A heady mix of tectonic drones and distant forest clatter, with stones
and twigs breaking under foot. The first track creates such a heavy
space that it leaves an empty feeling in the room when it abruptly
ends. The second follows suit, with a thick translucent haze, the
consistency of melted glass, all gooey and hot. The final track is
a journey into the Black Forrest at night filled with electronic bugs
and ghost like wisps flying overhead. So put this on, lay down, turn
down the lights a float down the river like a giant piece of broken
off ice pack.