Although "Halfway Between The World And Death" is Jean-Louis Huhta's first solo album, he has already become a hugely respected musician and composer in Sweden and beyond. Having been a member of the eighties post-punk band Cortex, as well as acting as percussionist for grindcore legends Anti Climex for three years, Huhta was already a familiar face in the Swedish underground scene, even before going on to work in a huge variety of projects including The Stonefunkers, Audio Laboratory, Skull Defekts and Lucky People Center. He even found time to create some deep and unorthodox techno as Brommage Dub with prolific techno producer Jesper Dahlback, as well as playing in Ocsid alongside Carl Michael Von Hausswolff and Graham Lewis, former bass-player for The Wire. So what does this album sound like? Does the fact that underground filmmaker Bruce LaBruce insisted on using it in his upcoming 'melancholic gay zombie flick' give us an idea of what it sounds like? Well, yes, it does. "Halfway Between The World And Death", as the title may suggest, is a morbid and dark album, taking influence from grainy horror film soundtracks and murky b-movie sleaze. Rhythms are submerged under layers of dirty guitars and eruptions of degraded noise. An exceptional Slottet release.
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