Krusseldorf :: Fractal World (Self-Released)

Krusseldorf ignites the imagination with exceptional, highly detailed and dynamic sonic designs that carry an emotional weight and atmospheric depth rarely found in the sectors of downtempo electronica these days.

krusseldorf_fractal-worldSimon Heath returns with his fourth solo album as Krusseldorf and once again provides an intoxicating brew. Krusseldorf is always in a state of progression, and therefore, like fine wine, his music gets better as the years go by. The sound becomes richer and fuller, the movement trickier, and the melodies become more subtle and enticing. In 2014 Krusseldorf’s music is more haunting and mind-bending than ever before. I was sure that with his beautiful third album, From Soil to Space (Aleph Zero, 2011), Krusseldorf stretched out his sonic universe as far as possible, but I was wrong. Fractal World clearly shows Krusseldorf’s further development as a musician and sound designer, and is without a doubt the Swedish dream creator’s best and sharpest creation to date.

Krusseldorf’s psychedelic weaves of downtempo electronica have always contained a soft, mysteriously dark quality, and the rich threads of Fractal World contain it as well, only in a more seductive way and lighter dose, which actually make it more effective. This elusive darkness dance around mystic, heartwarming shades while from time to time gossamer-like motions gently whisper as though from afar, and luminosity, occasionally with a delicate vintage scent, flows through every fiber. This combination creates a dreamy, cocoon-like world that hypnotically chimes and ethereally croons, and lets the listener slide smoothly through boundless colorful sceneries that exist only in the depths of imagination.

In this modern age I’m not surprised that Krusseldorf decided to release the album on his own and only digitally for the time being, but I strongly believe that under the wings of the right imprint, Fractal World will get the physical release it deserves and will reach more people across the globe as it should. Krusseldorf ignites the imagination with exceptional, highly detailed and dynamic sonic designs that carry an emotional weight and atmospheric depth rarely found in the sectors of downtempo electronica these days. Fractal World will adorn any catalog it will be on, and certainly can be a part of the already great catalogs of imprints such as Aleph Zero, n5MD, Ultimae, BineMusic, Ghostly International or the mighty Ninja Tune.

Fractal World is available on Bandcamp.

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