Fragile, dark, melancholic and soothing is the theme as Kristoffer Gildenlöw’s RUST takes us on a sentimental journey through memories and dreams. Although this is not a concept album in any way, there is a red line throughout the album, dealing with youth, growing old, death and finding peace in life.
The music is a personal emotional journey with a singer songwriter feel, ambient art rock moods and even touches of folk.
Especially fans of Blackfield, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, David Sylvian, Anathema and Elbow might appreciate this album.
Kristoffer Gildenlöw had been working on RUST for 6 years. Using whatever he needed to get the feeling right. In the end ended up with 27 guests on the album under which Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Fredrik Hermansson (ex Pain of Salvation), Ola Hedén (ex Flower Kings).
Last year this long awaited solo debut finally came within reach on a deluxe vinyl version.
Because this version had been well received and also because there were some songs that couldn’t be included on vinyl, Kristoffer decided to release the album with 2 extra songs as a special edition 3 panel digipack version.