HORROR VACUI (2019)
“Horror Vacui” means “fear of emptiness” and the duo Maria Arnqvist and Cecilia Österholm who form the band Siri Karlsson have this time been inspired by the cartographers of the 15th and 16th Century.
The construction of soundscapes and empty places on the map to be filled is the basis for the incredibly experimental music, a mixture of traditional folk music, psych, pop, noise and jazz. Heavy rhythms are broken by screams, beautiful melodies on the key harp are followed by the howling saxophone.
Although I am a friend of (music) order who prefers verse and chorus, it is impossible not to be dazzled by the vision here, and the artful, uncompromising exploratio.
5/5 VF Nya Wermlands-Tidningen, Frida Lundström
Avant garde goth folk
Maria Arnqvist and Cecilia Österholm take you on a journey through overgrown forests, over foggy mountains to discover new soundscapes”
4/5 Dagens Nyheter, Magnus Säll