A new project from one of Varg's favourite collaborators.
The opener, "F U," wrestles with complex strings and swelling drums. The score reverberates in the ear long after it dissipates, making this one of the record's more haunting tracks. On "Dive," a childlike voice breaks through the static: "When you dive into the ocean and every single inch of your body is touching water, your feelings change."
Ruin Walls is the first time Melina speaks in English—rather than Swedish—on a solo release. A spoken passage seems to reflect her own sonic evolution, the mood intensifying as the kick drum hits on "Prison," only to dip again on "Dødt Udstiller Levende". It's not until "Young Girls Surrender To Powder" that Melina's soft, melancholic vocals vibrate above the light humming beneath.