Mythologen

Mythologen

Record label
Hoga Nord Rekords
Catalog Number
HNRLP009
Release Date
January 27th 2017

Tracks

playpostitleartistsduration
A1Jungle Beats
A2Gone
A313
A4Praise
B1Ily
B2Birdsong
B3Gold
B4Brighter Summer Day

Alexander Palmestal was fifty procent of the electro duo Pistol Disco - a band that during the 00's bustled around in the music scene of Gothenburg and became known for having a certain sound and for their unpredictable and often magical live shows. The later incarnation of the band took a step away from the German 70's influences to move towards a more club friendly universe. In 2015 the band released the 7inch 'Goo/Pool' on Hoga Nord Rekords which was their last release and now Palmestal, under the name Mythologen, make a release on Hoga Nord Rekords. Mythologen continues building on the foundations that Pistol Disco and Palmestal's other band Iberia was made upon. The songs on this album named 'Mythologen' is the perfect combination of the fragility and melancholy of Iberia and Pistol Disco's monotony and drive. Underneath layers of dreamy, free floating synthesizers and restrained yet steady drumbeats lies muffled melodies waiting for the air to be let in. And then, all of a sudden the clouds disappear and the sunlight is beaming down over the music, like on the closing track 'Brighter Summer Day'. In other songs on the album the darkness is more present, embodied by polyrhythmic tribal drums giving the music weight and suggestion. 'Mythologen' is the soundtrack for recovering from a depression. The album seduces the whole spectrum of your moodswings, eliminates your ego and moves your focus from the past to the future.