Get ready to dive in a fluid ocean of vintage synth arpeggios. Albin’s single Motljus is undoubtedly dreamy and pleasingly warm. Read our discussion with the Swedish artist below!
Tell us a few things about Motljus and your upcoming album Paus. What is the story behind it?
During the pandemic close down I spent a lot of time in my studio and made a ruotine to go there every day to work out a new album. This was in that time of the year (winter) when Malmö is really grey and rainy but one day was suddenly cold and super bright sunny. During my walk to the studio that day the intro to Motljus just came up in my mind and I worked out a demo for the song during the rest of that day (Motljus is Swedish and means backlightning). In the end of this period I choosed seven songs and recorded them on my eight track tape machine.
What made you gravitate towards electronika?
I’ve always been into synthesizers and keyboards but when I grew up that was more about classic rock with keyboard elements. But in my later teenage years I fell in love with some electronic artists as Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin and Björk. And that led me into the world of electronic music.
Tell us a synth arpeggio you wish you had composed yourself
Kraftwerk ”Neon Lights” (the ending)
If you had to choose one Synthesizer (analog or digital) which one would it be?
Your sound has nostalgia elements. If a time machine could take you anywhere (past/future) for a day, when/where would you go?
I would have loved to see Malmö back in the 50s. This was just before they started to demolished areas of beautiful old buildings and replace at them.
Tell us a hidden gem artist from Sweden we should know about?
Elina Sandström, she is a fantastic talented singer songwriter. I had the honor to make a remix of her songs ”Förgätmigej”.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Follow your heart and dreams.
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