TOTW: Talaboman_ Looser’s Hymn

John Talabot created one of my favorite electronic albums Fin in 2012. Still to this day it Is one of the high points of the genre and has kept me interested in his output ever since. Over the resent years he has formed a partnership with Axel Boman under the name Talaboman and after a few singles have created their first LP the night land which manages to recapture a lot of the things I loved from the album Fin.

The blend of electronic dance instrumentation with atmospheric field recordings is used to create a distinctive sound that elevates it above the expansive output from the genre. Compositionally tracks manage to do a lot with a little. In Looser’s Hymn minimal instrumentation is used yet the design and use of effects gives these elements a strong sense of place. Time will tell if it holds its own in the same way that Fin does years later, but its looking to have all the ingredients needed to become another classic.


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