Lindstrøm presents his sixth solo studio album On A Clear Day I Can See Forever. Based around long, one-take recordings and inspired by the material he wrote for a special performance last winter at Norway’s Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, the new record has essentially seen him debunk his old ways of creating music, using physical instruments and not computer technology. 

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On a Clear Day I Can See Forever by Lindstrom
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7/10 Will 31 October 2019

Lindstrom's new album 'On a Clear Day I Can See Forever' explores the capablities of hardware instruments in a series of oft-beatless excursions into hushed, mellifluous electronica. 

This album is full of fairly standard electronic fare but there's a certain eerieness to the music which I really like. The bell-like synth sound plays a minor key melody that's pure icy cold wave, like Grauzone kicking around the Arctic. The arrangements are skeletal. It's clinical, yes, but not unfeeling. The titular track is a sparse synth jam that never feels indulgent. Bassy growls, whirring textures, and burbling arpeggios all seem to flow into and around one another. 

Lindstrom seems to almost take a back seat on this album. There's the sense that the music is evolving on its own. One idea is used and allowed to run its natural course, be it sound or refrain, whereas elsewhere it may be used in moderation and concurrently with three other ideas. On 'Really Deep Snow', the two main elements that make up this piece, synth arpeggio and drum machine, seem to just play off each other. 

In allowing the music this kind of self-determination, Lindstrom creates an album that feels free and unburdened. Where elsewhere an album of this kind might sound lazy, Lindstrom has demonstrated that less is indeed more. 



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