February 2020 seen former Dark Tranquillity guitarist, Niklas Sundin, debut his critically acclaimed, self-titled solo album, and his first public foray into different musical realms. Now, the multi-instrumentalist returns with his sophomore, full-length offering from MITOCHONDRIAL SUN, titled “Sju Pulsarer”, and which is set to be released on November 13, 2020 via the Italian label Argonauta Records.
While the core of the music still is electronic and instrumental, MITOCHONDRIAL SUN’s new album displays a very different and probably more “black metal” aspect of the project. If the first album mainly consisted of quiet meditations on space and time, “Sju Pulsarer” (Swedish for “Seven pulsars”) throws the listener into the eye of a relentless cosmic storm, where layers of sound are shattered and rebuilt to the rhythm of ferocious percussion. As opposed to the first album, where every track had its own instrumentation and sonic signature, these songs are very uniform in style: Fast, urgent and chaotic, but still full of emotionally charged melodies and atmospheric soundscapes lurking beneath the surface.
After Sundin recently shared a first single to the album opening track, he has just unleashed a brand new, blistering music video! Sink into the cold grasp of MITOCHONDRIAL SUN and listen to “Pulsar 2” right here:
Says the MITOCHONDRIAL SUN mastermind about the song: “Pulsar 2 is the most melody-driven and probably most “traditional” track on the album in that it resembles what a regular metal band might sound like when playing together (as opposed to some other songs that are more distinctly electronic and in feel). The idea was to have the fast drums provide a constant pulse throughout the song and to build atmosphere through repetition and many different layers of sound and harmonies.”
“Sju Pulsarer” was mixed and mastered in the renowned Nacksving studio in Gothenburg with Anders Lagerfors at the helm, and will be coming out digitally on November 13rd with physical LP and CD copies to follow in early 2020 on Sundin’s label Argonauta Records. The album pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
“Sju Pulsarer” Tracklist:
1. Pulsar 1
2. Pulsar 2
3. Pulsar 3
4. Pulsar 4
5. Pulsar 5
6. Pulsar 6
7. Pulsar 7
8. Noll Och Intet