Swedish electronic artist Vanbot will release her stunning album Siberia this Friday but starting today Siberia can be heard courtesy of Flood Magazine. Stream the album HERE.
Last spring, an impulse to flee the ordinary and mundane resulted in Swedish artist Vanbot (aka Ester Ideskog) to set off on a personal and musical adventure along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Vanbot, Johannes Berglund (who has worked with The Knife, Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Owen Pallett) and Petter Winnberg of Amason set out on a seventeen-day journey from Moscow to Beijing where they wrote and recorded Vanbot’s new album Siberia.
Siberia was written and recorded entirely on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The idea was for Ideskog to remove herself from the traditional recording studio and the endless choices that it provides. Perhaps it was to escape, but more than that, it was a desire to be in motion, to upset the status quo of the ordinary, both mentally and physically. Spurred on by curiosity to see what happens with the songwriting process when you change your patterns and stretch your limits, the project became a reality. They discovered something magical in the contrast of being isolated on the train while moving through the Siberian tundra.
Cinematographer Pia Lehto and TV producer Frida Åberg accompanied Vanbot on this trip to make a documentary about the project. You can watch a teaser video for the upcoming documentary HERE.
Siberia will be released April 7th via Ideskog’s own label Lisch Recordings and distributed by Sony Music Sweden. The album can be pre-ordered from iTunes HERE.
Not That Kind (Moscow)
Stay With me (Perm)
On The Fly (Omsk)
Hard To Get Used To (Baikal)
Close Enough (Ulan Bator)
Stuck In Between (Yak – Moscow)