1) Tobias Lilja - Medicine Sings
Format: Digital EP
Label: Medicine Songs
Catalog #: MSD001
This page is about the original three Medicine Sings EPs. For the album version, please go to this page »
The Medicine Sings Triptych is laid out as a journey. We are told to let the drum talk and leave it all to medicine. The first EP, “Medicine Sings”, is the first leg on this journey. The title track, with its repetitive beat and chanted singing style, is reminiscent of a drum ritual in an urban landscape making you think of both shamans and techno music.
From here we are taken to one of the most elusive tracks, Frozen Lake. A serene, almost melancholic song that evolves into a trance like crescendo in distorted falsetto.
On “Swarming Suns” the voice is used solely as an instrument again invoking a strong shamanic feeling. This is further enhanced by the repetitive beat, the down pitched wooden percussion and the almost rattle like shakers.
The EP ends with “In the Dead Zone”, a song that is almost a soundscape. The creaking of oars, of a door, a rocking chair? And then a motor? Are we on a boat? It’s as if the sounds are taking us even deeper now. Further out. Where do we go from here?
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Written and produced by Tobias Lilja
Cover photo by Anna Moberg
Cover layout by Sohlberg Studios