Memory Constructions
Jakob Lindhagen

︎  LP — €20

Following the warmly-received Paces (1631 Recordings / Decca Publishing) and the collaborative Stadsbilder (Time Released Sound), Swedish composer and multi-instrumentalist Jakob Lindhagen presents his second solo full-length album Memory Constructions on piano and coffee records.

Recorded together with German brother-duo Sebastian and Daniel Selke (aka CEEYS, whose collaborations also include Ólafur Arnalds and Spitfire) and longtime artistic collaborator Sofia Nystrand (Vargkvint), the album merges elements of neoclassical and ambient music, with a foundation of intimate piano works paired with violoncello and vocal synth, expanded with musical saw, kantele, bowed glockenspiel and sound experiments, recorded to analogue equipment.

“Memories are an equally complicated as fascinating aspect of the human mind. After realizing a couple of memories from my childhood surroundings simply didn’t add up — the timeline didn’t make sense so I couldn’t have been in that place at that time, or a block of houses not being placed where they actually were — I became slightly obsessed with memory research. Our memories play such a huge part of our identities, yet they are extremely unreliable, change and fade over time, and are easily influenced and manipulated. And yet I couldn’t help myself also finding beauty in the fact that I both completely trust and distrust my own memories, that make up who I am. So digging from these slightly contradicting feelings, and from where my own memories are either constructed, fading, forgotten, rewritten, made up or completely true, this album was conceived.”

Memory Constructions has been supported by the Swedish Arts Council, and is coming out digitally and on limited edition vinyl on the 23rd of September, with artwork by Sofia Nystrand and design by Celia Bayo.

A cinematic and well-produced track that gives goosebumps - you can more or less touch the atmosphere. The presence is total, and Lindhagen is a master at creating tension using small means. This is deeply touching music." – HYMN

"Something deep and powerful has been summoned to create what is arguably the most dramatic passage of Memory Constructions, a bold stroke that adds depth and contrast to the introspective mood that otherwise pervades the album." – Stationary Travels

Jakob’s single Tomorrow has been #2 in Sweden all genres, #4 Classical worldwide, #2 Neo-classical worldwide, and #1 Cinematic/Epic worldwide on Submithub according to information provided by PR company Aloaded.