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LMC LOUD MAJOR COLLECTIVE creativity since 2005

Voûte ISSUE SIX

EDITOR Victor Jönsson GRAPHIC DESIGNER Victor Jönsson CONTRIBUTORS Anton Isaksson (LMC) Rebecca Eskilsson (LMC) Estefanía Morales (LMC) Ilona Iwańska (LMC) Kamila Patyna (LMC) Frida Häggström Gerdt (LMC) Hanna Löfqvist (LMC) Hanna Müller (LMC) Li Hui James Vyn Kristina Bazan Carmen Ortiz TEXT Björn Ekström Jacob Svensson COVER ILLUSTRATION Anton Isaksson

www.loudmajor.com voute@loudmajor.com

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I really don’t have anything to say. Victor JÜnsson editor

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INDEX of

Vo没te ISSUE SIX

07. The past disappears 15. Wenn es perlen regnet 23. Moi 29. Still upon the ocean floor 31. Lie in lone 40. Alone again with the dawn coming up 52. Ward 61. Nymphe urbaine 71. Famous Impressions 77. The Field - Looping state of mind

LMC LOUD MAJOR COLLECTIVE creativity since 2005


THE PAST DISAPPEARS PHOTOGRAPHY Ilona Iwańska MODEL Kamila Patyna

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Wenn es perlen regnet ILLUSTRATIONS Frida Häggström Gerdt

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Moi PHOTOGRAPHY/MODEL Estefanía Morales


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STILL UPON THE OCEAN FLOOR I have no reason whatsoever of not writing another text about Loscil.

TEXT Björn Ekström PHOTOGRAPHY Caleb Kimbrough

The actual content of Morgan’s writing isn’t revolutionizing, nor is it grandiose in terms of word-use. Instead, he conveys simple, thoughts about a warm and happy family life and a good personal moral. The text provides hope and gives an explanation to his music, while it at the same time expresses himself, his feelings and general approach towards life. caring thoughts about a warm and happy family life and a good personal moral. The text provides hope and gives an explanation to his music, while it at the same time expresses himself, his feelings and general approach towards life. It strikes me that the artist, which music I’ve been falling asleep to almost every night since the end of April, isn’t simply a constantly dependable actor within the ambient music sphere. Scott Morgan is also - no, rather above all - a caring father, a loving husband and an ordinary living, breathing person. Every evening when I’ve called my girlfriend to rant about receiving another Loscil album by mail, I have simply discussed the music itself and not the musician behind it. It has previously just existed in all its glory. But whenever I wander home from the commuter train at a quarter to one in the morning, I do now realize that Scott Morgan and his wife is midway of cooking dinner for their children. They’re right in the middle of the life that they share altogether. There lies a great honesty in the action of telling the world about ones life as something humble and simple and which one at the same time love above all else. I think it’s basically these grounds that Loscil’s music is built upon, which in turn supports the deep, atmospherically soundscapes that flows all over his compositions. It is indeed kind music, made by a humble and caring individual. Finally, I simply want to quote Morgan’s own thoughts of the house in which he and family is living. “It isn’t much, but it is ours and we call it home and we love it.”•

In Voûte’s last issue I reviewed Loscil’s latest album “Coast/ Range/ Arc”, which also serves as his first one on the Italian label Glacial Movements Records. I graded it four out of five. This isn’t very remarkable seeing as how good of an album it is, but I do have a confession to make. If the record had been released in August and I had written the text in the beginning of September, it’s my sincere belief that I hadn’t been able not to take external factors into consideration. Well yes, I suppose this is some kind of admittance from me as a writer. But nonetheless, let it be known: Before I wrote the review, I hadn’t yet stumbled upon a specific artefact which in time would make me understand, what I think is, the actual reason that the music of Loscil is as hovering, harmonic and appealing as it is. It’s not really a matter of Loscil’s precise ability to make music conceptually and thematic. Rather, it has to do with the pure calmness and gentle state of mind of a human being. Let me explain further. Prior to the great wrecking of the Loscil blog in the end of the summer one was able to read a very pleasant post, dated in 2009, where the writer gave us his own reflections at life. The humble Canadian in question contrasted his present subsistence to how it all was like about a decade ago. In the text, Loscil, or Scott Morgan as he’s actually called, shortly described his personal situation back when he was a newly graduated academic with a hefty student loan. He portrayed how he at the time found himself unemployed, just recently having met his “second half” Krista. Furthermore, Morgan told us that his grandparents were still alive back then and that he never ever even had dreamed of owning a house. Things have obviously changed for Morgan since then, both in positive and negative aspects. But nonetheless, it’s apparent that he himself is very pleased, to say the least, with the life he’s living today.

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LIE in lone PHOTOGRAPHY/MODEL Hanna Lรถfqvist

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ALONE AGAIN with the dawn coming up PHOTOGRAPHY Li Hui www.huiuh.com


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ward ILLUSTRATIONS Anton Isaksson

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NYMPHE URBAINE PHOTOGRAPHY James Vyn MODEL Kristina Bazan www.jamesvyn.com

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FAMOUS IMPRESSIONS ILLUSTRATIONS Carmen Ortiz www.carmenortiz.info

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THE FIELD LOOPING STATE OF MIND “Heck, it’s hard to explain why anything’s good.”

TEXT Jacob Svensson MEDIA album/cd/Kompakt

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I’ve always been keen to figure out how to explain what makes repetitive music good, or why it’s good but I really can’t. Heck, it’s hard to explain why anything’s good. Unfortunately people tend to repudiate minimal techno much more then a random pop song. ‘Nothing ever happens’ they say. To me, it’s the kind of music that you can’t turn off. I stumbled home one night not too long ago, listening to The Fields “Sound of Light” EP, though tierd as I was I thought it was too good to pause. I remember banging my head for a minute before I woke up the morning after. “Looping State of Mind” is Axel Willner’s third album as The Field and has evolved a lot from the previous releases but it’s still has that indistinguishable The Field sound. The first track, “Is This Power”, got a subtile bass that reminds me of The Embassy before everything except a “post-punkish” bass drops of for a minute. Willner’s using more loops than ever which makes “Looping State of Mind” a very ample recording full of different layers. Which songs like “It’s Up There” and “Arpeggiated Love” reveals. The slower tracks “Then it’s White” and “Sweet Slow Baby” round off the album in a manner more similar to tracks like “Sun & Ice” from the “From Here We Go Sublime” record. The seven track long album is as much a gorgeous piece of art as a dance music recording which never let you of the hook. Turn up the volume, close your eyes and enjoy.•

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Voûte Issue Six  

Voûte is the official magazine by LMC. Voûte is a French word (vault in English), and that’s exactly what it is, our vault, an online magazi...

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