Sounds that Escaped

by Mikael Lind

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Sounds that Escaped is Mikael Lind's fourth full-length album, and it is a continuation of the style that can be heard on his 2016 EP Intentions and Variations. In other words, the exploration of "textures, moods and sonic soundscapes" - as described by Anton Jackson from Vulture Hound Magazine - is taken a step further here. Simple themes evolve slowly, grow into more complex entities, transmute into something different, until they either repeat themselves in a different shape, or make way for new themes. The palette of sound ranges from subtle, gentle piano harmonies to growling, slightly threatening distortions, and it is the unevenness that surrounds many textures that makes them captivating. A fitting analogy might be the subtle charm that emerges when a beautiful tune is played through an old, crackly cassette deck.

"Calamitous tidings unfold as tiny actions seem to become hugely amplified, its sweetness and quasi-stability threatened by a breeze of lo-fi detunings that surge across its surface and shake the delicate physics of the scene as we struggle to keep up with the capture of it all."
- HearFeel

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released October 23, 2017

All songs written by Mikael Lind
Piano, viola, song, keyboards, and digital processing by Mikael Lind
Organ and additional synth on Light Falling on Concrete Floor and Surface Tension by Julius Rothlaender from Vil
Mixed and mastered by Mikael Lind
Mixed and mastered at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts
Album artwork by Sigga Björg
Creative input by Alex Somers and Paul Evans

Reykjavik, Iceland 2016-2017
(c) Mikael Lind 2017

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Mikael Lind Reykjavik, Iceland

Mikael Lind is a composer of experimental ambient music, currently residing in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has got four full- length releases under his belt, as well as a number of digital releases, and he holds a Master's degree in electronic music production from the University of Edinburgh. ... more

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