Akrasia is an old question dealing with the weakness of the will. To behave "akratically" is when one acts against his better judgement, committing acts that are known to be wrong but yet still going through with the motion. Markus Lonebrink wanted to explore not so much the philosophical issues at hand, but rather the subjective experience of akrasia itself. To learn of the underlying motives of when one acts akratically. Certain events in the akratic process felt natural to him and it was those he tried to integrate into these soundscapes. There are no conclusions described in the music, but there might be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and perhaps the shadow of a hint of why we humans sometimes act as irrationally as we do. A shared quest to gain better knowledge of oneself through this self-revisionistic ambient journey filled with ethereally lush passages that give way to a truly visionary and immersive experience. The album also features a special collaboration with Pär Bostrom of KAMMARHEIT.
Ediiton of 1000 copies in fold out gatefold cardboard sleeve.
7 Tracks. Running Time: 45:50
It's a well produced album. Every track sounds really good.
But unfortunately, some feel out of place for the concept aimed in the album, like the industrial track "Wind-Up Orchestra", or the repetitive, unimaginative "An Atrementous City" and "End of the Century". Totally out of place.
This and other electronic tracks feel like they belong in a more urban, futuristic scenario than a 19th Century "Den". Elías Ortega Fajardo