*Limited to 250 copies in handmande cover. Only few copies available, strictly one per customer.* Gothenburg scene vet Dan Johansson births another Sewer Election record into this diseased world, this time in collaboration with New York's relatively wet around the ears Charmaine Lee. The two lines of biography that accompany the record explain that this was a mail collaboration recorded pre-pandemic, which you can either view as prescient or mere coincidence. Either way, if you're to call an album Navigation In Inner and Outer Landscapes, you're probably used to time in isolation with not much more than your own maddening muse to guide you. But what a muse it is that these two have chosen to explore.
Glitchy vocal samples, with an Automatic Writing style concern with texture over message, surround icey electronic drones, indefinable field recordings and the faintest brush of de-tuned acoustic guitars. Some of what are the more abrasive tendencies of Sewer Election are reigned in here, replaced by a debased folk aesthetic which feels very much a part of the current FFFM sound. The result is something you could imagine finding place on the Cramps label, ala Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza with a broadband connection.