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A Drone Over the River Kwai

by Urban Ahlin (S)

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    Features over six minutes of medieval ambience. Limited to 5 copies!

    A Note From the Artist:
    I wrote these songs under the influence. The influence of LOVE. Having gone through a by no means easy period of my life, I have reflected on what is important to me and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing more important than it, and by it, I mean love, referring back to the first sentence. It makes my soul sing in ways I had never before perceived possible. And it can for you as well.

    A Note from the Label:
    Please be aware that Urban Ahlin (S) is an artist name and it is in no way related to the actual ex-chairman of the Swedish parliament. The words above expressed by the artist stands for him and is not and expression of the views of Kronofonika or its affiliates. All songs written and performed by Urban Ahlin (S).

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Urban Ahlin (S) is the latest moniker of the not so secretive Värmlandian drone maestro Essaias Wassberg. On this particular release he notes 'I wanted to create the track someone of high status, like Urban Ahlin [Chairman in the Swedish parliament], would make if everything just went tits up and he decided to move to a house in the forest and spend all of his pension on Eurorack modules.'

'A Drone over the River Kwai' is a subtle affair clocking in right under half an LP at 19:23. Rich analog textures, rainforest sounds and digital bleeps and the occasional blop. One detects a little Ambient/Ruin by Gravetemple but also well done marinated barbecue meat and rosé on the box.

Parliament is more than a Funk band features over 6 minutes of medieval ambience!


released September 27, 2018

Mixed and mastered by Florian Wulffpeckrl


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