HÖGA NORD REKORDS

HNR022 - MAX VON SYDOW

Swedes are known to have big confidence in authorities and conventions. Among the people living in Sweden, who take a stand against the above is one of the country’s most creative producers and musicians, Jocke Åhlund (Teddybears STHLM, Les Big Byrd, Caesars etc.). Under the pseudonym Max Von Sydow his creativity shines brightly and here is some long awaited new material released on a 7” on Höga Nord Rekords. The music of Max Von Sydow is unruly and still thoughtful in its approach to incorporate a wide range of musical traditions: psychedelic music from seven continents shares sound and arrangement in the two tracks Cardbore Pope and Insecto. The instrumentation on the A-side is unclear in the most positive sense. The melodies soars higher and higher over acid drenched guitars and drums and takes new shapes as the instrument playing them varies, creating a sky for the listener to soar through. The thin and aggressive Insecto sounds as jerky and unpredictable as the title implies. An orchestra of ants celebrating weekend in the ant hills rehearsal space. Loose the grip, have a shot of formic acid and listen to Max Von Sydow!