After delivering his breakout mini-LP ‘Static’ through Anjunadeep in April of last year, Swedish producer Bård Ericson (aka boerd) returns with ’It Fades Away’, lifted from his next EP, ‘Misplaced I’.
A regular member of the Royal Swedish Opera, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ericson has also proven himself as an accomplished bass player for numerous ensembles around the world. Touring Tokyo, Stockholm, and New York, the producer performed in the Philip Glass opera ‘Satyagraha’ earlier this year (including four sold out shows in Brooklyn’s illustrious Harvey Theatre), he also recently contributed as a member of Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra throughout his Scandinavian tour. This deep immersion in the classical world of opera and orchestra is masterfully exhibited in boerd’s otherworldly sound.
With influences that range from Bibio, Burial and Aphex Twin, his latest single ‘It Fades Away’ looks to expand on the experimental path he forged with ‘Static’. Blending short and sparse electronics over an atmospheric and haunting backdrop, boerd’s sound feels assured, distinct and aesthetically refreshed for 2019.
Speaking about his return, the producer added, “I wrote this song at a time when I was pretty confused about some personal stuff, and the music seems to reflect that. I feel pretty confused all the time to be honest; I think most people do.”
“‘It Fades Away’ features my own vocals, some guitars, and an acoustic piano processed beyond recognition for the introduction. I also recorded a bunch of unusual foley sounds that I resampled and used as percussion.”