Civilistjävel! - 2
The years have not been kind. My cynicism has been worked at - cared for, curated even - and has established a granite-like form. And so I remain slightly suspicious of the Civilistjävel origin story, which alleges this music was made in private in Sweden in the 1990s and remained undocumented until now. In this age of over-information and amidst a reissue culture that favours the obscure, the allure of such a tale is obvious, and Civilistjävel's particularly evocative style of minimal techno and drone-n-dub flecked ambience is consistent with such shadowy genesis. I just think it's a little tooooo convenient. Nevertheless, what is undeniable is the music itself. This second volume, like the first (copies of the re-press still just about in stock) is possessed of a highly distinct stately quality. Unhurried, patient but suggestive electronic music that does effectively conjure visions of snow shadowed Scandi landscapes - if the story is made up, it's made up right. My cynicism is my cross to bear, and this music is yours to hear to decide for yourself. That said, I should note that this is an edition of just 199 numbered copies with hand-pasted sleeves and we have three copies. So it's only yours to hear if you're quick.
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