Sunday, August 12, 2007

Library Tapes - 2007 - Höstluft

Library Tapes' new album is called "Höstluft" and is their strongest to date. Released less than a year after their second album "Feelings for Something Lost", "Höstluft" was made by David Wenngren during the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2007. The album contains 11 tracks of piano and subtle, atmospheric field-recordings, and will likely appeal to fans of Sylvain Chauveau, Eluvium, Max Richter, Rachel's et al.

"With the release of Hostluft, Library Tapes appear to have discovered a whole new side to their melancholy work. Admittedly they always had an abstract, incredibly atmospheric way with pianos and field recordings, but here they seem to have structured them in a more classical way which, at times, is certainly remiscent of Max Richter but manages to keep to the lo-fi sensibilities that I really love about their sound. For those that love piano music this is really a must and for fans of good, beautiful music it's really something for you to listen to and thoroughly enjoy. Truly gorgeous.." (Smallfish)

"This new CD on Make Mine Music was practically enough to take me over the edge of excitement. This is beautiful stuff!! It's pretty much just piano and field recordings. Some of the field recordings are pretty far out there but they're punctuated by this gorgeous piano which takes you to a different plateau of sheer fantastic-ness. This is absolute genius and if you're a fan of Sylvain Chauveau, David Sylvian, Max Richter etc. I can see no reason why you wouldn't want to be listening to this fantastic thing right now." (Norman Records)

1 Mörker Genom Tomrum (2:09)
2 Skiss Av Träd (3:54)
3 Noslipós (2:01)
4 Repor (3:52)
5 Dis/Dagg/Dimma (5:26)
6 Mellan Ljud Och Text (2:02)
7 Skiss Av Löv (2:45)
8 Pjotr (2:55)
9 Höstluft (1:49)
10 Ensamhet (3:17)
11 Distans (1:51)