Anders Rex and Peter Kyed have created music together since the early nineties, first in punk band The Bleeeder Group, then later in the krautrock-inspired Svartbag. Now, in their third collaborative incarnation, they continue their transmogrification, moving stealthily onwards towards an experimental nirvana. While this self-titled EP is primarily Ambient, guitars are still an intergal part of their make-up, albeit used in non-standard ways, along with a myriad of electronic instrumentation, which forms a pleasing mash-up that's at once arresting and Ambient.
At just 22 minutes, the six tracks whizz past like the life review of a near-death experience, which is fitting as the artists suggest that the music, while not directly autobiographical, reflects:
[periods] of desolation, exiting and entering bubbles of comfort, being apart from family, and on a constant transit from A to B and back again
A life on the move, obligatory separation, time out from the norm, must be challenging but, based on this musical snapshot, we are granted a glimpse into the Rex Kyed experience only to discover that their lives are actually not unlike our own: dark, blissful, provocative and beautiful but more than anything else, ephemeral.
- Rating: 9/10
- Listens: 14
- Highlight: Departures
- Label: Infinite Waves
- Release Date: 23rd Mar 2018