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Diagnos have confirmed details of their self-titled debut album, which will be released via CFK Records on July14th, 2017. Founded by Stockholm based artists Marcus Harrling and Per Nyström, Diagnos began taking form eight years ago. Both Nyström and Harrling have long time backgrounds in the Swedish independent music scene in amongst others The Concretes, Monster, Mackaper and Sons of Cyrus.
Harrling, whom is also a film maker and has a masters degree from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, first approached Nyström with the idea of Diagnos as a project to develop soundtracks to super 8 travel films he had shot. The two then began to improvise further, with film and literature inspiration in the foreground and their music interpretations of those influences.
The result is an emotive record, varied between instrumental and vocal numbers, poetic, drony and folky; ranging anywhere from early Sonic Youth in texture and delivery to 70´s Swedish Prog in vein of Arbete och Fritid. Other times you can be hypnotized into the minimalists worlds of Terry Riley and Philip Glass, as repetition and monotony are key elements in their music and employed through the loops of guitars, keyboards and vintage drum machines their songs are built upon.
For the recording of their self-titled debut album a line-up of guest artists were invited to contribute vocals, saxophone, percussion and other instruments adding colorful organic textures to the songs: Nadine Byrne (Magic State, Ectoplasm Girls), Tove El, Maria Eriksson (The Concretes, Heikki, Strountes), Niek Meul (Das Pop), Oscar Moberg (Ultra El!, Estroboscorpio), Felix Unsöld (Felix Unsöld Kvartett).