The Swedish-born, UK-based minimalist electronic composer releases debut album in early 2019
“Eternal Words” is the debut solo album by Tomas Nordmark, an experimental Swedish composer, sound artist and designer living and working in London, United Kingdom. Nordmark was educated at the University of Linköping in Sweden where he studied Audio Culture and Contemporary Art. His compositions and works have been featured in short films, theatre plays and in exhibitions. Nordmark will release his debut album in early 2019.
The slow and evolving phase-shifting compositions on ”Eternal Words” are based on the same principle used by the American minimalists (specifically Terry Riley and Steve Reich), while the melodic textures are based on ancient Scandinavian music and sacred hymns — a tonality far from the downtown NYC avant garde. With this juxtaposition ”Eternal Words” builds a forward-looking electronic soundscape, escaping the repetitive loop of contemporary time without imposing any specific stylistic dogma.
”synthesised drones and bleeps that manage to tell stories that resolve without even hinting at melody”
”a meditative, nearly ambient foundation: sustained, consonant tones like distant horns”
The New York Times
Valley of Search began as a vehicle to reissue jazz saxophonist Alan Braufman’s 1975 album of the same name. Now, with it’s second release by Swedish minimalist electronic composer, Tomas Nordmark, Valley of Search exists as a home for adventurous, forward thinking music, unbound by genre or decade.