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