This Forgotten Land
Tona Serenad Records
This Forgotten Land is the haunting, beautiful and ethereal new album from acclaimed Swedish film composer, Matti Bye. Across eleven tracks, the contemporary pianist creates a warm, introspective world completely of its own. Highly atmospheric, the record is at once serene, sublime and eerie with plenty of emotion and soul. There is a distinct timeless quality, aided by the undercurrent of crackling ambience that truly allows the listener to sink into his dream-like compositions. Gentle piano keys weave between soft, drifting melodies, warm bass, muffled tones and distant bells. Rich in beauty and dense textures, the album is awash with beauty, romance and human emotion, taking you on a long, meandering journey through your own mind; dreams, reflections and memories coming to the fore in its alluring, heart-felt melodies. The record merges a distant, otherworldly feel with an intimate atmosphere to give This Forgotten
Land an unforgettable complexion. This is a wonderful album from a truly distinctive and singular visionary of contemporary music.