Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words

2010-05-10 09:08:03 UTC
I don’t see the reflection of a man, I see a specter, a phantasm, a distorted human-like figure to which I can’t relate Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words is the specter that haunts Sweden’s Thomas Ekelund. A graphic designer, musician, and visual artist, Ekelund brings to his body of work a dark vision of brooding isolation tempered by the hope that salvation from the garbled ether of digital and psychological pollution is possible. After being diagnosed with a near crippling mental disease, Ekelund sought sanctuary in sound but recoiled from what he created. Ekelund stares into the shadow sounds that invade our lives and grind the spaces between us and sees his fractured reflection staring back. With his splintered mind as a guide, Ekelund plumbs the depths of noisy maelstroms and explores the currents of isolation and madness, conjuring emotive landscapes that draw blood as often as they heal. Yet, the psychic violence of Ekelund’s compositions cannot erase the sympathetic response they evoke. Through sonic alchemy, Ekelund transmutes buzzing drones, ominous atmospheres and dirge-like melodies into spaces where we can seek solace. For it is through these songs that we, like Ekelund, can find joy through pain, calm through anger, comfort through isolation, and peace through madness. ~~~~~~~~ ( Not something I' ll choose to miss or skip. GET IT [ if you can of course ] " Lost In Reflectins " is outstanding. And I just find out that this is not his only release. He's got dozens more. Anyone who has any other title... you most welcome to throw in a shout. Would love to get my hand on his other albums. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.fm ] ). ~~~~~~~~~ Artist - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words Album - Old Ghosts, New Ghosts, All Ghosts [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2006 Genre - Minimal, Ambient, Post-rock, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Drone-ambient [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 01 Untitled 0:04 02 If You Touch Me I Will Disappear 6:11 03 Untitled 0:27 04 The Things I Have Destroyed 5:08 05 Untitled 0:35 06 Hope/less/loss 3:55 07 Masks, Walls And Other Ways To Keep Things In To Keep Things Out 3:56 08 In Perfect And Imperfect Circles 5:27 09 Shards, And The Things They Reflect 0:52 10 Three Nineteen A.M. 4:23 11 Untitled 0:34 12 Days Like These And Days Like Those And Nights That Never End 4:33 13 Untitled 0:04 14 Closer, Closer Still 4:58 15 Untitled 0:27 16 The Circles You Have Turned To Lines 3:09 17 Context Of Words & Actions 0:05 18 Tell Me That You Feel The Same (Reprise) 7:19 19 Untitled 1:17 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Old Ghosts, New Ghosts, All Ghosts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words Album - No Words [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock Tracklist 01 - A1 No Words 02 - A2 No Words 03 - Forget Forgive Regret -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - No Words PASSWORD: haloid -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words Album - Lost In Reflections [ Vinyl ] [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2008 Genre - Minimal, Ambient, Post-rock, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Drone-ambient [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 7" Vinyl A This Room Seems Empty Without You B Lost & Losing Vinyl LP C1 What I Wouldn’t Give to Feel Alive C2 Crowded Rooms, on Empty Streets C3 What Stays and What Fades Away D Himmelschreibenden Herzen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Lost In Reflections -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Lawrence English | Deaf Center | Pillow Diver | Echoes Of Yul | Piers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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