It’s been over two years since Talaboman’s Sideral EP arrived on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming.
The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years. Featuring on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and !K7, Barcelona-based Talabot has become known for his unique take on chugging house and electronica. Similarly, Boman’s refined his own dusky aesthetic via Pampa, Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhus imprint.
Now, the pair returns with The Night Land. Nothing has really changed since their first release, apart from the fact that this time round they produced (in their own words) an “absurd amount of music." Writing sessions spread out across studios in Barcelona, Stockholm, and Gothenburg have given space to nascent ideas, where the two have been able to mature their sound.
02. Safe Changes
04. Six Million Ways
05. Loser’s Hymn
06. Brutal Chugga-Chugga
07. The Ghosts Hood
08. Dins El Llit
The Night Land is scheduled for March 3 release, with a preview streamable below.