Originally compiled as a two cassette release by Archivio Diafònico in 2016, now reissued as a double CD for optimum playback at your next MRI scan. Samling documents the earlier, "noisier" years of Arv & Miljö, collecting all compilation appearances from the project's inception in 2010 up to 2015. The project has since moved to a more ambient sound, having recently completed a stunning tetralogy of seasonal themed LPs (Svensk Sommar I Stilla Frid, 2018; Himmelsvind, 2020; Ensam Är Nattens Rymd Över Vita Vägar, 2021; Vålnad Av Fornskog, 2022).
While the release of the first instalment in this series, Svensk Sommar I Stilla Frid, in 2018 seemed to signal a radical departure from the gritty, claustrophobic sound documented here, the use of environmental recordings, primitive melodic synth tones, and fragile failing electronics all remain a defining characteristic of the project, from the early concrète industrial years to the broken new age music explored in more recent times (there were other clear signposts to the direction the project would later take too of course, notably the track 2415 Dagar from The Palermo Protocol 3CS compilation released by Posh Isolation in 2014 and also included in this collection).
Arv & Miljö is the solo project of Gothenburg-based Matthias Andersson, member of the groups Enhet För Fri Musik and Heinz Hopf, and label operator extraordinaire (Discreet Music, Fördämning Arkiv, Förlag För Fri Musik, I Dischi Del Barone).