The warmth of summer is here, and Inner Worlds, the mystical treat from Sweden’s Olof Melander, out now on Finest Ego, feels like a cool breeze on your skin.  Drowsy beats and electrified jazz vibes float around to create an atmospheric smoky dream. The Inner Worlds LP, which dropped June 6 as a collectible chrome cassette and digital, is Melander’s first release with Berlin’s Finest Ego, sub-label of Project Mooncircle.

Throughout it, he uses tipsy free-form styles of “sound collage” to explore concepts of “The Self” and how it includes all the complexities each of us build as sanctuary around ourselves. Working and living in England, Melander’s reflection on the notion of Self is revealed as a hypnotic transcendence into a dreamland where space and time expand along with our own consciousness

Olof’s debut LP The Abstract Giraffe came out in 2012 on Outlier RecordingsTake a dip into this one below, and odds are you will come out feeling refreshed.

“The journey for me is about connections, whether it’s about meeting people or connecting with nature or space. Music for me takes me places I wouldn’t go otherwise, travelling into yet unexplored worlds and mind states. I try to take people on a journey with my music through abstract rhythms and diverse soundscapes. The journey takes you via free jazz, electronica, hip hop, ritual drumming and noises.

Dedicated to my family and friends for their patience and confidence. Love and light.” – Olof

Pick up the cassette and digital download code for Inner Worlds now on Project Mooncircle’s Bandcamp page.  The album features artwork by Crvw, and a vinyl release may also be coming soon. For more, also check this beautiful teaser mix that Melander did for Parisian beat journal The Chemistry here.


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