SVARTA STUGAN, a post-rock / experimental / “twee noise” band from from Sweden, are streaming their self-titled EP below! Scroll down to learn more about this interesting project.
Like a mix between God Speed you! Black Emperor with the soundtracks to Twin Peaks and Blade Runner. Add some noise like the japanese artist Merzbow; the result would be something like the swedish band Svarta Stugan. The band was formed in the spring of 2012 when Henrik Toresson (Guitar/synth), Filip Bagewitz ( Lap top/ Circuit bending/ synth) and Emanuel Svensson (Drums/Synth) formed a noise project to fill a slot in a three day art-project that was taking place in Gothenburg. The members wanted to explore their love for noise and free-improvised music. As the rehersals went on, the project took a slightly different turn and the band finally labeled their music “twee noise”, a cuter form of noise.
The stop-motion video to Main Theme is the work of norwegian artist Tine Waag. Her visual interpretation goes deep into the moods of the music with an eerie tale of naive bravery and melancholic solitude on the stormy miniature seas.
The beauty of Svarta Stugan’s music is in the melodies. Reminiscing of composers like Antonio Badalementi, Vangelis and Brian Eno, the melodies are always at the center with the musical structures built around them. The first song released from the upcoming Ep, Main Theme, starts off with only a few musical layers but soon grows, getting heavier and more intense until it peaks before the end. Horror movie-like bells, noisy squalls, deranged chords, a bass that reaches down to new levels of the subterranean and epic drums together with fuzzy guitars that leaps away in a heroic mood with a twitchy analog synth melody chasing them all the way.
Right now there is a collaboration with some Brazillian independent film-makers for a soundtrack to a horror story…