Anders Ilar Stories of Old

Anders Ilar Stories of Old
Born in a small Swedish town in 1973, Anders Ilar spent most of his childhood playing with sequencers and drum machines. Dissatisfied with the quality of his productions, Ilar sold all his equipment in 1997. In 2000, Ilar accidentally found what he was looking for when he was fiddling around on his friend's computer. After this new discovery, he continued to produce music and by 2001, his first twelve-inch was released under the moniker Rend (on Plong). Now, with several releases under his belt on Audio.nl, Shitkatapult, Level Rec., Narita, Merck and Echocord, Anders continues to produce quality music at a rapid rate. Stories of Old is an eight-track release that includes remixes by Adam Johnson and label owner Chris Yard. "Carving Wooden Hearts" is a haunting, layered house number that floats along with shuffling crackles and echoing, distant bells. "Unconditional Surrender" is a brooding, textural techno track, with immaculate controlled rhythms. Anders Ilar's ear for production styles demonstrates his precision at combining a wide array of complex elements into another intricate, exceptional release. (Yard Rec)