AGO 059 CD
***The first entry in Aagoo’s new Rev. Lab. series is Swedish composer and multimedia artist MARCUS FJELLSTROM’s EP Epilogue M. The EP follows the critically acclaimed albums Gebrauchsmusik (2006, Lampse), Exercises in Estrangement (2005, Lampse), Schattenspieler (2010, Miasmah Recordings) and the self-released Library Music 1 (2011, Kafkagarden). Fjellström’s artistic output ranges from the purely orchestral to electronic music and audiovisual work. He has worked with the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as numerous ensembles and soloists, independent record labels, artists and filmmakers. In his works, Fjellström often aims to combine opposites so that they don’t contradict each other, but rather fuse into a natural, third element. There is often a challenging of the gap between “high” and “low” culture, of the naïve and the sophisticated, of good and bad taste. Musical influences range from electronica such as Aphex Twin and Autechre, to 20th century composers such as György Ligeti and John Cage. Further influences include impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, and film music composers Bernard Herrmann, Angelo Badalamenti and Zden k Li Ska. LP includes a poster.