Håkan Lidbo ‎– After The End

April Records ‎– APR049CD
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 XOR4 1:03
Part 1
2 Open Circle 3:37
Part 2
3 Prewinder
Flugelhorn – Fredrik Davidsson
4 Ovaloids
Synthesizer [Serge] – Jonas Broberg
Part 3
5 Hypercube 4:19
6 Undo Undone 5:19
7 XOR5 0:37
Part 4
8 Noise Objects 3:33
9 After The End 5:58
10 Dysfunctionalism 3:34
Part 5
11 Bi-Angular 7:38
12 Redo Undone 3:11
13.1 - 16:30
13.2 XOR6 0:27

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Written and produced at Container Studios, Stockholm.
Additional sounds created at EMS, Stockholm.
Mastered at Polar Studios, Stockholm.
Tracks flow one after the other without silence in between.
Track 13 contains a hidden track (track 13.2). Track 13.1 lasts for 1:00 before a period of silence.

Dedicated to the memory of my father.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 709498 104928
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5709498104928
  • Barcode (Text - Sticker): 4 015698 994322
  • Barcode (Scanned - Sticker): 4015698994322
  • Matrix / Runout: TOCANO DK 38703 0014
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8E02
  • Rights Society: BIEM / ncb


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July 11, 2016

AFTER THE END sees Håkan Lidbo moving in a more abstract, oftentimes ambient, direction. "Open Circle" keeps things minimal, with deep bass hits and a skittering percussion as the synths in the background start to rise, while "Prewinder" brings in a lonely flugelhorn that lingers momentarily in the jittery breaks of the continually morphing "Ovaloids." "Hypercube," however, gets much more creepy as its samples come and go, but some brightness finally emerges with "Noise Objects." The title track is nearly ambient and seems to linger in the air, but the heftier beats of "Bi-Angular" helps the album make contact. A fascinating listen overall.


February 8, 2003
For me it's a major milestone for a modern minimal electronic music. Beatifully produced cracks and clikcs with cute unpretentious jazzy snippets Flanger could be jealous of. Funky as hell and it was recorded in 1999 actually. If you like the likes of Flanger, Cabanne or the whole Perlon output, you will just LOVE this. Pity that this record has just gone unnoticed by many listeners.