Civilistjävel! – Civilistjävel!
The images delivered to this writer when listening to CivilistJavel!’s 1 are of Genly Ai and Estraven travelling across the northern Gobrin ice sheet in The Left Hand of Darkness. An endless, glacial, potentially treacherous journey approached with a meditative, almost tranquil, and certainly sage mindset.
The first officially available material from the Swedish outfit active primarily in the early 1990s, 1 is the mostly Juno60 and Korg MS20-crafted minimal synth work almost victim to the frozen crevices of deep-time for eternity, lest Low Company had not mystically stumbled over it in quest. Befittingly unlabeled plain-paper-sleeved repress.