Vallmo is the new solo moniker from Melina Åkerman Kvie (AnnaMelina).
With her first forays into music deftly embracing pop, Melina built a sedate and sombre place for herself that caught mainstream attention. Following her collaborations with Varg across his Nordic Flora Series, their FLORA project came into being, with the pair playing widely across Europe.
Vallmo represents a return to her personal creative platform. The sparse and gentle electronics of 'ruin walls' have been composed privately and candidly. Strictly working from a hardware set-up, these pieces hang together as they were made. They drift in a contemplative mode, the hint of rhythm as soft as a heartbeat.
released May 3, 2019
Recorded in Gotland and Stockholm, Sweden 2018-2019
Produced by Melina Åkerman Kvie and mixed by Jonas Rönnberg
Artwork by David von Bahr
Varg (yes that Varg) is simply one of the best electronic musicians on the planet. His music is always inventive and challenging. I recommend anything Jonas produces in all of his various personas. Burton Thomas