MARIA W HORN & MATS ERLANDSSON - FÄLTINSPELNINGAR FRÅN TERRES DEL L'EBRE

“Turning field recordings into staggering noise vistas, gravelly swells of industrial rhythm, epic subs and gorgeous Eno-esque ambience, the first joint work between Swedish electro-acoustic composers Maria W Horn and Mats Erlandsson, a fellow sound artist and studio assistant at EMS Stockholm, gets some extra special attention on this new 2020 edition.“
Reissued aug 12, 2020 by Boomkat


NOCTURNE FÖR MASKINHALLEN

Nocturne för Maskinhallen is one iteration of a larger number of pieces based on the acoustics in the machine hall at Ställbergs Gruva. The harmonic material consists of the resonant frequencies in the room's reverberation. This harmonic framework has in this particular piece been composed to a sequence of sine waves and recorded when spatialized in the room through a system of multilayered feedback.
Released as part of the Scandinavian Swords compilation in june 12, 2020 by Northern Electronics.


INTERLOCKED CYCLES FOR SINEWAVES

Transmutation – the conversion of one element into another – is the overarching principle for this release in which four contemporary artists transform iconic historical texts into sound; through breath and bells, field recordings and strings to the repeating cycles of pure sine waves. “Interlocked Cycles for Sine Waves” is as part of the cassette compilation as a dialogue with the modern mythical figure of Satoshi Nakamoto. “Analogous to an accelerating freeze frame of the innumerable algorithmic trades taking place every second on the global stock exchange; the glacial mounting of both tempo and tension in Horn’s composition slowly reveal the complex tapestry which its seemingly simple and repetitive patterns weave.”

Released 2019 by Irrlicht


EPISTASIS

"Where last year’s Kontrapoetik was furious and direct, Epistasis is passionate and exploratory, structured like an ouroboros that in completing its form comes to both an end and a beginning. One depends on the other, the circularity of this mythical figure not so much an instance of unmoving things but of action and reaction, chains of effects whose relationships are anything but linear." - A closer listen

Released 2019 by Hallow Ground


KONTRAPOETIK

"The album is a mirror of horror, a form of skillfully engineered intensity. I am constantly in doubt whether to be scared and prepare myself for doomsday, or if this might be the sound of liberation. - Passive Agressive"

Released 2018 by XKatedral and Portals Editions


EXCITATION-FRUSTRATION-EXCITATION

"Rarely does electronic music this busy and meticulous sound like it was put together with a soldering iron. - The Quietus "

Released 2017 by Conditional


DIVERTED UNITS

"Its immediately apparent that rather than being a dry academic chin-stroking sonic art affair or pure nihilistic power electronics record, ‘Diverted Units’ is a celebration of the power and sheer force of high impact sound and its effect on both mind and body" - Norman records

Released 2016 by Holodisc


STHLM DRONE SOCIETY VOL I : MARIA W HORN AND MATS ERLANDSSON

A series of generative music originally presented inside the Mimer mining facility by Sthlm Drone Society. This first edition features pieces by Maria W Horn and Mats Erlandsson. released October 6, 2016

Released 2016 by XKatedral


MARIA W HORN. MAGENTA & INSECT ARC. LONG ARMS

On this split EP, Maria W Horn and Insect Ark meet threading tensions of synthetic doom, engrossed in swathes of synths and dark riffs pinned with drudging weight.

Released 2016 by Xkatedral


HÄSTKÖTTSKANDALEN - SPACEGIRLS (LP)

"String instruments are plucked, scraped, played with objects, fed through electronics and it seems that all of this is done at the same time. An excellent record, me thinks, of minimally changing yet massive fields of sound." - Vital weekly

Released 2014 by Fylkingen Records


KYRKAN

HQ Tape series vol. 9
Released by Ominous Recordings