Winterhwila will see a release on Studio's Information label later this year
Swedish duo Jesper Jarold and Jahin Melin are the guys behind the Fontan project, and whilst they're relatively fresh as far as recorded output is concerned (with only a single for Information and a remix of A Mountain Of One preceding the album), they've been working on music out of their hometown of Gothenburg for a number of years. Jesper was previously in a band with Studio's Rasmus Hagg, and comparisons can definitely be drawn with the sunkissed Balearic style of their good friends and studio mates. Fontan seem to draw from a wider pool of influences, however, with post-rock, dub disco, Krautrock, psychedelia and progressive rock all finding a place within their sound. The resulting material varies from relaxing ambient passages through to propulsive bass guitar-driven space rock, and the duo are hoping that it will offer some escapism for the people who pick it up. "Things are pretty slow and boring in Sweden," Jesper explains. "It tends to make us fantasize a lot."
02. ...You Too
03. Early Morning
05. Land Of The Dragon
06. The Bridge
07. Neon Snakes
Information will release Wintherhwila on August 24th, 2009.