Subscriber Playlist, November 2023: Ghost Ambient
Subscribers can enjoy an overview of Tor Lundvall’s shadowy synth-pop and ghostly ambient music.
It’s finally getting a little greyer and chillier here in Nebraska, so naturally, I’m gravitating towards music that matches the changing weather. Which means that I’ve been listening to a lot of Tor Lundvall lately.
If you want to get a good feel for what Lundvall’s music might sound like, look no further than his album artwork, all of which is painted by him. With their muted colors, blurred imagery, elements of surrealism, and unsettling details, Lundvall’s paintings are by turns nostalgic, haunting, and foreboding — and his music has the exact same vibe.
Lundvall’s earliest recordings — 1997’s Passing Through Alone as well as the archival material on 2019’s A Strangeness In Motion — land squarely in synth-pop territory. His subsequent releases, however, are often far more ambient, abstract, and experimental.