Moonlight Farm

(Destijl - IND055) CD $12.75 (Out-of-stock)

Jakob Olausson farms sugar-beets in the south of Sweden. Not to deify the life of the prole, but the workday sun has had a clear influence: this is a record made on a dime, in a dime-sized bedroom apartment, and it transcends all the limitations the scenario has taught us to expect. Moonlight Farm’s ten songs comfort and unsettle, and are concerned with the classic subjects: the garbage, the flowers, one’s mother, and the love of them all. Laid thick with a vague dissonance, they possess a mask of fog / haze, but the trail between writer / performer / song is not often trodden in such a deftly crystalline manner.


Morning & Sunrise

(Destijl - IND097) CD $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

(Destijl - IND097) LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

Olausson ventured deep on Moonlight Farm (De Stijl 2005), and his singular expression returns on Morning & Sunrise, an explorer’s codex, a gaze at what’s more important and less seen. There is more electric guitar here, beautifully played. It really whisks at your earbones. Olausson’s singing glows more. Words like "loner" will be hung on Morning & Sunrise, with good reason: one doesn’t just happen upon such potent clarity without solitude. Possibly the most lucid psychedelic record ever.