The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
Back in October last year, I featured Nigel John Stanford‘s Sea Of Tranquility on ReWind, and got a response from everydaydetour in which she said the track reminded her of Carbon Based Lifeforms. Since I wasn’t familiar with the duo’s work, I asked for a couple of track recommendations to get me started. Here we are, 3 months later (to the day) and I’ve decided to finally feature one of CBL’s productions. For those of you who are a little late to the party (as am I), a little back story.
Carbon Based Lifeforms (or CBL) is a Swedish duo formed in 1996 by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad. Although at first it was a side project, in 1998 CBL became Johannes and Daniel’s main focus. The first CBL release was on MP3.com, but in 2002 they signed with French label Ultimae Recods. A year later their first album, Hydroponic Garden, came out. Since then, they’ve released three more full length albums: World Of Sleepers in 2006, Interloper in 2009 and Twentythree in 2012.
Their use (and combination) of both nature and technology as the source of inspiration is readily apparent in their productions, as the far-reaching soundscapes blend effortlessly into one another, with melodic snippets accenting the progression, and the oft-used TB-303 squelching away in the background. There’s a lot of depth in the tracks, yet they feel airy, lightweight, easy to listen. It goes without saying that having to choose just one thing to feature was quite the task, but I think I’ve got it.
Taken off their 2009 album, Interloper, here’s this week’s ReWind feature (and interestingly enough the 50th in the series’ run), the awesome Polyrytmi:
Country: France / Style: Downtempo / Year: 2010 / Label: Ultimae Records
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ReWind returns next Friday.😀