Mathias Josefson is a sound-artist from Stockholm, currently attending the royal university college of fine arts.
His main project is Moljebka Pvlse, which is an experimental music group that works with both electronic and acoustic instruments, as well as with field recordings and found sounds.
What comes out is hypnotic and meditative soundscapes.
For this album, Mathias collaborated with a number of his colleagues who provided him various source sounds to work with.
The name Sadalsuud refers to a star of the same name in the constellation of Aquarius. The name comes from an Arabic phrase meaning "the luckiest of them all".
Nevertheless the album is rather earthy-sounding, yet mystical and surreal, almost claustrophobic at times.
The sound is vaguely reminiscent of some works by Nurse With Wound, Maeror Tri or The Halfer Trio, but carries the trademark Moljebka Pvlse feel.
An unsuspecting pre-listener described Sadalsuud as "a visit to a supposedly haunted house, though only once you've entered the house you begin to grasp the real meaning of haunting."
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