Den Gåtfulla Människan is a true solo record, eschewing drums or any other sound besides Malmberg's Hammond, but if anti-gravity mood music is your thing, you'll hardly notice the Spartan setup. Melodies ring, echo, and decay like reflections of ice crystals around Saturn; clumpy little drum patterns that sound piped in from Zuckerzeit gallop like analog unicorns under layers of finely aged space dust, the kind for which Tim Gane would probably sell his soul. The optimistic, misty-eyed phrases sound like the first thing I'd want to hear in the morning, were I waking up in Rivendell. And Malmberg doesn't let up, as each song segues into the next; out of this mystical den flow the minor key arpeggios of "Undermedvetandet", sounding like I've been transported from an elfin parlor to the lunar surface.
Eric Malmberg is a musician from Sweden. Previously a member of the duo Sagor & Swing ("Fairytales & Swing"), in 2005 he released his first solo album, Den gåtfulla människan ("The Enigmatic Human"). The album consists only of sounds played on the Hammond organ. The album is centered around a musical exploration of the human psyche and the different tracks have names such as "The Subconscious" and "The Dual-personalities".
On Den Gåtfulla Människan, Malmberg comes back to it. The eight tracks on the CD actually form two 20-minute suites of very nice stature. These are less like sequences of seguing pieces and more like long compositions in several movements, themes fading in and out as organ textures shift, which reinforces the impression of being carried through a Scandinavian daydream. Malmberg does miracles with his Hammond organ, squeezing the most singular sounds out of it, along with some beautiful tones.
Listen to Den Gåtfulla Människan now. Listen to Den Gåtfulla Människan in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2005 Häpna Disk Handelsbolag. Previously a member of the duo Sagor & Swing, in 2005 he released solo album,"Den gåtfulla människan" ("The Enigmatic Human"). This is a modern artist who can be considered as a true successor of the German Berlin vintage electronic underground with obvious reminiscences from Kratwerk, Asmus Tietchens, late Cluster. Repetition, sound inovations and melancholic emotions are the best words to describe Malmberg's original musical universe. The album is centered on a musical exploration of the human psyche and the different tracks have names such as "The Subconscious" and "The Dual-personalities".