Objekt4 was formed in 2003 by Sweden’s Anders Peterson with the aim of expanding cinematic sound design into music by creating hybrids with field recordings and musical instruments and various approaches. The objective was to create musical ambiance rather than Ambient music. Shades of Night is Objekt4’s 6th full length release, expanding on his early albums with a hybrid approach between various nocturnal ambience by brilliantly combining unique sounds into something that transcends the individual noise.
Field recordings of the night blend with musical instruments, analogue feedback, and distant voices. The world of Objekt4 combines the crackling of a small distant fire in light rain with the singing of night birds, a far off lighthouse foghorn intertwines with the chaos of an insect swarm. Electric guitar, gongs, plate bells, crotales, and a 12-string acoustic guitar all seep out of the darkness to add their contribution.
That objekt4 can amass these separate sources and construct them into a perfectly blended atmospheric piece is where the beauty and mystery of Shades of Night comes out of the void and reveals itself in all its glory.2007 — Sabbathid Records