Inspired by old photos taken 1910 by Fredrik Enquist (1885-1963), a Swedish geographer, the theme of the new Havenaire album Rabot, for the Italian label Glacial Movements, came to form. Layer upon layer building up walls of sound pushing its way slowly through out the albums six songs. He treats his ambience with a pop sensibility, massive sound that sometimes climaxes in chorus-like parts, with distant piano notes echoing in the background. While other times the music falls apart and only leaves traces of its previous monumental washing sounds.
Pictured on the album cover is the majestic Rabots Glaciär, a gently sloping glacier mirroring the smooth subglacial valley floor. It’s situated on the western side of the Kebnekaise massif far up north in Sweden.
released December 1, 2017
Recorded by John Roger Olsson during 2016 at Möre Studio
Instruments used on this recording: Roland Juno-106, Moog Sub Phatty, Grendel Drone Commander, piano
Mastered by Linus Giertta
Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt
Front cover photo of Rabots Glaciär taken by Fredrik Enquist 1910 and used by kind permission of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research
What can I say? R Beny is a modular genius and an ambient maestro! If you are into or curious about ambient music this is definitely worth a purchase. Instantly captured me with his video for "lupine" and I'm so glad I finally brought the full album! Thank you for your awesome youtube content r beny and beautiful music <3 ✨Avalon✨