Mosaik – Sunreal {mtk098}

Artist: Mosaik
Title:
Sunreal
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk098
Release Date:
2003/01/04


Nowadays, Mosaik’s Jakob Svanholm, aka Radix/Tpolm from his demo-scene days, is on a musical hiatus, as far as we know – apart from classical guitar pieces, that is. But we here at Monotonik have been so enchanted by his tracks as Mosaik that we’ve been slowly releasing them over the past year or two.

This track, “Sunreal”, is the culmination of that music, and hopefully we’ll be hearing brand new material from Mosaik soon, but in the meantime.. believe us, this more than suffices. Almost magically delicate, this 9-minute track slowly eases us into an almost Global Communication-like ticking clock world of sunny, haze-drenched sounds.

Whatever Mosaik ends up doing in the future, we know he’ll be making an appearance on the forthcoming Monotonik mix-CD with one of his classic compositions, and both his Radix and Mosaik material will continue to fascinate in their deftness of touch and fleetness of tone. Sounds good to us. Yay.


Credits:
cover by photo by h0l


Tracklist:
01 – Sunreal

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Mosaik – Among Plants {mtk081}

Artist: Mosaik
Title:
Among Plants
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk081
Release Date:
2002/06/13


We gladly return to the gorgeously lush hunting-ground of ex-demo-sceners, with this sublime ambient release from the artist formerly known as Radix/TPOLM and additionally known as Rymdlego, Sinespree, and his pseudonym for this release, Mosaik. Originally from Sweden, but last heard of heading to Holland, his last two Monotonik releases (as Radix and Mosaik respectively) were sinetastic in the purest way.

So, having caused at least a minor buzz on the idmlist with his confusing multiple pseudonyms and refreshingly pure sound, and with much love from demo-scene denizens for his perfect ‘chiptunes’ (he’s currently voted 3rd best of all time at chiptune.com), we decided to crassly attempt to shove his subtlety in your face some more. if you don’t mind, of course. But it’s just too yummy to pass up.

Anyhoo, “Among Plants” starts off with haltingly swelling synths and an almost Eno-esque repeated piano riff, and kicks in bubbling bass and almost imperceptible heightening through gyrating arpeggios and sound swells and eddies. For us, it sounds swell, mighty swell, something like the most blissed out eddies of an Apu-impelled Squishee coma.


Credits:
cover+photo by h0l


Tracklist:
01 – Among Plants

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Mosaik – Rubik {mtk066}

Artist: Mosaik
Title:
Rubik
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk066
Release Date:
2001/12/06


Having previously released for Monotonik under his famed demo-scene pseudonym, Radix, we’re delighted to present a new track by this Swedish idm.bot under his new pseudo, Mosaik. And with the idm ‘scene’ getting plenty of input from ex-demo-sceners (BStates@Warp, Lackluster/TimKoch/Esem@DeFocus, you know the score), here’s another talented scene-ster who should really be getting lotsa attention about.. now.

Mosaik’s demo-scene work was renowned for its lush, synthesised, melodic nature, and “Rubik” is no exception, with ultra-ultra-smooth production and gorgeously dense synth lines intertwining to produce a beautifully sparkling, pure drumsynthbass idm.melange.

So, there’s the world of glitch up the wazoo, and then.. there’s this one. Keanu may have been right to choose the red pill and have everything go glitchmungous, but we choose the blue if it means lying in the sun above the rabbit-hole, and looking up at the gorgeous, gorgeous, fake sky.


Credits:
cover by dj.nova


Tracklist:
01 – Rubik

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)