NOTE: IF YOU BUY A VINYL COPY, I SUGGEST YOU DO NOT PURCHASE OTHER ITEMS IN THE SAME ORDER, THE COVER IS HANDMADE AND DELICATE. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING.
Black shell with full-color label stickers in hand cut, scored, and assembled origami sleeve with slipcase. Comes with a download code. Limited to 100 copies.
Co-released with Winter Sky Records: winterskyrecords.bandcamp.com & winterskyrecords.com
"Complexity aside, sole musician Johan Nilsson's music distills to an aching longing, something from deep at the foot of the soul. The cry of violins, the soft finger-plucking of a nylon-string guitar, the actual howling of the human voice -- it all boils down to this distinct style which Nilsson built for himself on 2018's Mörkrets intåg, but with a stronger sense of metallic identity and even more drastic dynamic changes.
For such an easy, quick listen -- the 40 minutes fly by fairly quickly -- Höstblod's music offers so much substance, so much emotional depth and musical skill, that it warrants future spins. This is truly gorgeous music which is deserving of more attention." -Jon Rosenthal, Invisible Oranges
To purchase vinyl internationally or a digital copy of this album, please visit hostblod.bandcamp.com.
released August 8, 2020
All music written by Johan Nilsson
Nina Nilsson: Violin
Emma Haake: Cello
Edith and Albion Nilsson: Reading the poem on Allt vi bär på
Johan Nilsson: Vocals, guitars, bass, drums and piano
Mixed and engineered by Daniel Jonsson
Mastered for vinyl by Jacob Ware at Right Sound Mastering
Artwork and layout: Mark Bundgaard Hansen - Tiny dots of death
Cassette version layout: Winter Sky Records & Fólkvangr Records
Additional artwork: Lotta Allard
Executive producer: Rog Jarl