We’re excited to announce the signing of Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson to 130701. The duo are the second signing to the imprint this year, following the recent announcement of cellist Clarice Jensen joining our roster. Yair and Mats have been collaborating since 2015, releasing the album ‘Negative Chambers’ on Miasmah in 2017, and gradually developing a rich and powerful composite sound that exists in some ambiguous space between the orchestral and the electronic.
Berlin-based Glotman studied both electroacoustic composition and classical music as an orchestral double bass player . Composing for film and media, he worked closely with our old friend Jóhann Jóhannsson (writing additional music for ‘Mandy’ as well as co-composing the score to Jóhann’s ‘Last and First Men’), and also with Hildur Guðnadóttir (performing on her ‘Oscar-winning ‘Joker’ soundtrack), Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, Ben Frost, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka. Yair has released albums under both his own name and the techno-based alias, KETEV, whilst 2019 saw him collaborate with Viktor Orri Árnason on the ‘Vast’ LP.
Stockholm-based composer Mats Erlandsson is part of a vibrantly reemerging field of longform drone music in the Swedish capital, that includes the likes of Kali Malone, Maria W Horn and Ellen Arkbro. Working as studio assistant at the city’s world-famous Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), his recent releases have included solo albums on Portals Editions, XKatedral and Posh Isolation.
The pair’s debut album for 130701 is set for release later the Spring. In the meantime, you can hear their previous album below.