iDEAL Mixtape #3 comes to us courtesy of Swedish visual artist Fredrik Söderberg, who you might know from the album covers he's done for Junip and The Skull Defekts. As for the sounds, the descriptor says neo/dark-folk, but I haven't had a chance to listen yet myself.
Artist: The Skull Defekts
Reviews: Peer Amid (mp3) / Millions (mp3) / Knives, birds, stones & pyramids (mp3) / Waving (mp3) / Waving 7" / The secret (mp3) / Skkull / Blood spirits & drums are singing / The secret (mp3) / Sex fracture (mp3) / Open the gates of Mimer
Experimental/noise titans Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic, Ø, etc.) and Joachim Nordwall (The Skull Defekts, The Idealist) are collaborating on an album called "Monstrance" to be released via .
Daniel "Fagge" Fagerström (The Skull Defekts, The Je Ne Sais Quoi, ) has assembled a new 65m mixtape featuring a selection of his favorite Swedish experimental/noise cassette tracks, mostly from the last few years but also throwing in a few pre-millennium cuts. Featured artists include Alvars Orkester, Skeppet, Sewer Election, Joachim Nordwall and Altar of Flies, among many others.
Joachim Nordwall (The Skull Defekts, ) has posted the unabridged version of his Swedish history lesson list as was submitted to UK mag The WIre: http://deepshitbynordwall.tumblr.com/post/20412506327
The Skull Defekts will be heading back into the studio in Stockholm this coming May to record a new album.
Jean-Louis Huhta (The Skull Defekts, Dungeon Acid, etc.) is starting a new label: http://thehuhblog.tumblr.com/post/16642660084/huhta-home-studio-first-release-will-be-brommage
The first release will be from Brommage Dub, his duo with fellow Swedish producer Jesper Dahlbäck.
From The Skull Defekts' recent 12" EP "2013-3012", out now via .
The Skull Defekts are now up on SoundCloud and have a new, as-yet-unreleased track streaming in addition to a bunch of other stuff. More: http://soundcloud.com/the-skull-defekts
Årabrot and The Skull Defekts both rank on The Quietus' top 50 albums of 2011 list: http://thequietus.com/articles/07520-quietus-albums-of-the-year-2011
New tunes from The Skull Defekts in drone/duo mode, the first piece of a new upcoming LP trilogy entitled "The black hand" coming out via .
Hard to say exactly what form it's gonna take, but has announced that they'll be releasing a collaboration between musicians The Skull Defekts and publisher/author/artist Bo Cavefors plus artist/painter Pär Strömberg: http://denihilrecords.blogspot.com/2011/11/bo-cavefors-skull-defekts-and-par.html
Joachim Nordwall (The Skull Defekts, ) is helping to curate/organize an experimental music fest in Brooklyn at the Issue Project Room on December 2-3 called "Swedish Energies". Artists confirmed so far include Nordwall himself (naturally) and a stripped-down version of The Skull Defekts (in electronic drone mode) as well as Altar of Flies, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Mats Gustafsson, The Magic State, Sewer Election and much more. More info: day 1 / day 2
Henrik Rylander and Joachim Nordwall of The Skull Defekts have composed the music for a new dance performance by choreographer Lotta Melin called "Restless legs". It will premiere on November 3 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm; full details here: http://dansenshus.se/Pa-scen/Lotta-Melin/
Raven Sings the Blues has the premiere of a new track from that The Skull Defekts/Daniel Higgs/Zomes record I told you about awhile back: http://ravensingstheblues.blogspot.com/2011/10/premiere-skull-defekts.html