Blod ‎– Livets Ord
Blod ‎– Livets Ord

Blod ‎– Livets Ord

Regular price £28.00 Sale

Label: Aguirre Records ‎– ZORN70
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Belgium
Released: 14 Aug 2020
Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ambient, Leftfield, Religious

Weighty 2LP serving of amateur lo-fi synth creations courtesy of Gothenburg’s shape-shifting underground icon Gustaf Dicksson aka Blod.  Self-released a few years back on a humble cassette but here now reproduced in its full glory, Livets Ord (The Word Of Life) feeds off Dicksson’s deep rooted interest in religious / Christian music that permeates his entire output, whilst paying homage to the notorious Uppsala free church / sect of the same name that was operational from ’83 to ’13.  Treading a fine line between the deeply sedate new-age synth styles found on long lost private releases and the sorta low budget musak found in the best low budget 80’s youtube demonstrational videos, there’s an eerie, dead-behind-the-eyes feel to these pieces.  Imagine the perfect backing music to the Heaven’s Gate initiation vid.. calm, but ALL IS NOT WELL.  Anyone who found solace in the recent Oroskällan outing (ov which Blod makes up 0.5) will find similar hints of primitive Swedish folk nestled under the veneer of cheap keyboard motives, with Gustaf’s signature recorder (flute?) drifting on its own accord, oblivious to the outside world on the epic 22 min+ Idiotmusik.  Such arid, uncompromising synth pieces may not wash down so easily for those not yet attuned to the works of this current Gothenburg contingent, but those fortunate enough who are will already grasp to the magnitude of this one.. (mint / new).

A Trygghet 10:51
B Idiotmusik 21:40
C Livets Ord 11:30
D Ute Blåser Sommarvind 22:22