Through a varied output ranging between caustic noise, crumbling beats and lo-fi ambient excursions – Human Rays is honing a narrative of desolation and despair. A faint promise of hope or resolution might occasionally shine through, but it is often of a more eschatological nature.
Human Rays is the alias of multi talented Robin Smeds Mattila, core of festivals such as Norbergfestival and Sound of Stockholm. Apart from co-running vinyl imprint Lucknow, he is also a member of the off-kilter techno duo Karabasan Drane and the mind behind Kuggljud, a series of events focused on live electronics, and a hatchling tape label.
As part of this year’s festival, Human Rays will enact with the live sets of Kulturhuset, on November 11.