Activity” and “Passing the Gates” were co-written and co-performed by
Stefan Strand, also on the Spotted Peccary label, and known as Between
Interval. Strand is an
old friend of Agebjörn, they would watch science fiction movies
together and have made remixes of tracks for each other in the past.
This is the first time that they have collaborated on original tracks.
Agebjörn got to know Strand through a Swedish internet
forum for electronic music, and it turned out they happened to live in
the same city (Lund).
was co-written and co-performed by Johan Emmoth, aka Le Prix, whom
Agebjörn got to know when they were both published by Universal Music
Publishing in Sweden around 2009.
They made a few tracks and remixes together in disco/synthwave style
during the years after, some of them for Agebjörn's project Sally
Shapiro, but this track is their first collaboration in many years, and
more ambient/experimental than the earlier ones.
vocals on “The Hall of Vocals” are by Martina Björk, who managed to
catch the very special, kind of sacred, ancient feeling and combined it
with the almost melancholic, sad sense
of abandonment that saturates the very moment of the Rama story that
this song is trying to depict. Outside of this, Martina has been
involved in other projects, like folk music and such; she is also an
expert in Latin.
album's futuristic illustrations are by Kilian Eng, with additional
graphics and packaging design by Daniel Pipitone. Eng’s science fiction
art is astounding, he enjoys a robust
following on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kilianeng/
peaceful and propulsive, Artefact is a journey through the tension and
beauty of space exploration, the fear and curiosity of alien contact,
the majesty of stars and the great
swaths of emptiness between them. The album released May 21, 2021 on
Spotted Peccary Music CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY
LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats.
About Johan Agebjörn:
Gothenburg-based Swedish producer Johan Agebjörn works in a range of electronic genres, from electro-disco and house to ambient new age, but always grounds his approach in a deep appreciation for the roots and history of electronic music. Agebjörn had been largely focused on ambient electro productions inspired by fellow Scandinavians like Krister Linder and Biosphere.
About Mikael Ögren:
Mikael Ögren is a Swedish synthesizer musician heavily influenced by electronic pioneers such as Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre, as well as '90s trance innovators Jam & Spoon. A priest by profession, he's been active as a musician mostly as a hobby until he began collaborating with Agebjörn during the mid-2010s.
Artefact Unboxing Video
Track 6 “Static Air”
Track 8 “Monitoring the Zooids”
Track 11 “Space Travel”
All platforms: https://orcd.co/artefact