(New Album Review) Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet- Järtecken

Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet are a mysterious duo from Sweden who make lovely dark ambient sounds with modular synth and processed electric guitar along with other sonic oddities. On their recorded debut Järtecken, off the always reliable Shimmering Moods Records, they work improvisations into hypnotic, meticulously layered atmospheres that evoke the crashing of cold seas in an endless polar night. Not long into the gentle, ebbing chant of a track like “Under jord är du kommen”, one can see what they’re up to– putting a mantric tribal tone in line with that introspective Scandinavian spirit for something far closer to Klaus Schulze than Geir Jenssen. Brilliantly constructed, enveloping beauty.

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