“In my veins” marks David Åhlén’s return to the Compunctio label (“We sprout in thy soil,” 2009) and Andreas Eklöf’s continuation after the Manifest-winning album “Klavikord” (Compunctio 2013). Even while working on the album “We sprout in thy soil,” David and Andreas collaborated, then as now, with producer Andreas Runeson.
In their collaboration, 1921, both of their musical expressions have reached full force while being united in an almost unimaginable manner. David’s timeless melodies and angelic falsetto voice, which have inspired e.g. SVT Kulturnyheterna to name him the Arvo Pärt of indie pop, are interlaced with Andreas Eklöf’s electronic-organic soundscape.
Together, they create an electronic chamber music of sorts. This collaboration between an inimitable voice and an electroacoustic composer brings to mind Jon and Vangelis. The similarities may end there, but there is also a touch point in that both groups create an epic soundscape where one readily lingers.
The album will be released and available for streaming/download on November 24, 2017. Vinyl release February 16, 2018.