This release is the debut album of the 31 year old composer and sound artist Mattias Petersson, based in Stockholm, Sweden. He works mostly in the area of experimental electronic music, but he has also been involved in more pop-like projects as arranger, composer, producer and musician.
The music on this cd is based on field recordings made inside the defunct iron mine Mimer, in Norberg, Sweden, during the summer of 2001.
Mimer concists of seventeen tracks that cross reference each other in various ways. Each track is based on one of the nine loops that were selected from these original recordings and then treated with different processing techniques. One basic idea was to recreate some of the original sound environment from the days when the mine was running, and also to capture the decay and corrosion of the once very powerful, but now silent and abandoned, machines, containers and silos in the closed mine.
FYCD 1021, 2003