A few months ago I starting putting music I found (and loved) into a little folder of links, returning to it when I needed inspiration. Today I rediscovered IBV and his stunning EP ‘The Violence of My Land’. The project of Stockholm’s Olle Strandberg; Walls is a curiously uplifting song with disaffected vocals channelling the likes of John Maus and Cold Cave, dark synth pop pulsating heavily in atmospheric waves. On a very primitive level, it’s hard not to be drawn into Strandberg’s world and the almost maniacal joy contained within his misery.
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