Ergotism, or Saint Anthony's fire, is the effect of long-term ergot poisoning, caused by the fungi Claviceps purpurea — Mjöldryga in Swedish —and presenting in symptoms including spasms, gangrene and even psychosis. Similar symptoms may occur when listening to the music of Dard Å Ranj Från Det Hebbershålska Samfundet (Jonas Rönnberg a.k.a Varg, and Michel Isorinne). On a slew of releases over the past year, this ever-productive duo have expertly conjured up the perfect synthesis of dark electronics and bleak isolationist drones, and Mjöldryga is no exception. A full hours worth of swedish melancholy wrapped up in black metal aesthetics.
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released December 31, 2014
Recorded summer 2013 by Michel Isorinne & Varg in Hebbershålet. Created with MS 20, Monotribe, Grendel SH 101, SK 10, Juno 60, RE-201, RE-501, Space and various overdrive, pitch shifting, delay and reverb pedals.