AMN Review: Swefn – Varieties of Anomalous Experience (Hairdryer Excommunication)

An office drone´s Distintegration Loops, five tracks of experimental electronica in which Cardiffian Ian Watson makes the sound of discombobulation accessible. Named after an anthology on the psychological study of the effect of near-death experiences, lucid dreams, alien abductions and sundry extrasensory phenomena, it sounds like many machines going out of order in a reasonably orderly fashion. Noise music indeed, the final hoorah of our non-digital fleet, but Watson as Swefn (Old English for “sleep” or “dream”) manages to make the mind´s discordance palpable as well as eminently palatable.

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