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Instrumental music from Matti Bye

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Matti Bye creates stirring music suitable for film soundtracks that combines Swedish folk with all sorts of other influences. His new release is on the independent Swedish label Rotor Records. I haven’t written about much instrumental music like this on Swedesplease. In fact besides the experimental electronic music I can only think of one other instrumental (non-jazz) group that I’ve written about – and that is Detektivbyran. The music from Matti Bye is a distant cousin to that.

The song Departure starts out melodic enough but by the end it peaks in a dissonant crescendo that rivals modern day punk music.

You can buy his new record Drömt here or here.


P.S. Two new songs added today to the Swedish Christmas mix here.