Up and coming Swedish producer Storgards is assuredly an artist who has potential to dish out magnificent progressive records. Ushering in his first installment on Groove Cartel Records, Storgards celebrates his debut on the respected label with an outstanding EP, titled “Mono No Aware.” “Mono No Aware” (物の哀れ) is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence, or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.
“The songs on this EP are a reflection of my mindset/mood during the dark period of the year in Sweden (December to mid-February). Sound-wise, I would describe it as an assembly of the mid-80s and 2000s Techno/House. This EP was not planned. I just felt that these 3 records had something in common and that they would go out great together” says Storgards on Viralbpm and continues by adding: “Vemodet” saw daylight already last spring. The song contains a mix between 80s Sci-fi and the 2000s Progressive House. Almost a year after the first version Simon (aka Anckarstrom) put his touch on it, and I must say it turned out really well. The whole record basically started out with the chorus arpeggio. I remember listening to the old time classic ‘Laktos’ by Sebastian Ingrosso, and that’s where I got the idea of using the arp as the main element throughout the whole record”.
Simon Garces, aka Anckarstrom, is best known for his highly acclaimed track, ‘Planeten’, as well as for his latest ‘Staden‘, ‘Slussen‘, ‘Gripen‘ (w/ Supernatet) and his collabo-remix (w/ Corey James) on Highly Sedated’s self-titled single from their debut album, ‘All We Have Is Now’ on Steve Angello’s SIZE Records.
Viralbpm is happy to have the exclusive premiere of Storgards’ collab with Anckarstrom,”Vemodet“, which is the first out of the three tracks included on “Mono No Aware” EP on Groove Cartel. Listen to the opening track of the EP that rapidly goes deep with “Holmen” and “Gränden” closes this absolute piece of art with its underground and relaxing vibes, making this EP a truly travel through your soul.