Swedish musician Eric Berglund, a.k.a. ceo, will release his sophomore album, WONDERLAND, on February 4th via Modular Recordings. In anticipation, it’s now available to stream in full over at NPR.org.
Serving as the follow-up to 2010’s debut White Magic, the eight-track effort was co-produced by Berglund, Dan Lissvik (Young Galaxy, Taken by Trees), and Sincerely Yours signee Kendal Johansson.
Berglund described his artistic intentions in one massive run-on sentence/manifesto:
If this don’t make you hate me and love yourself, then hate us both, then love me and hate yourself and then the other way around and then the other way again and again until your head spins so much you feel like hopping between neon glowing islands on a quad bike while being attacked by whirlwinds of shurikens too sharp to even hurt you mixed with flying kisses from fairy cheerleaders and all of sudden you hear the sound of laser you know and everything is white for like two seconds with a black and purple strobe in it and then you wake up in a cottage in a sweet bright daze until you start thinking and then all your past crushes and other phantoms slides up from everywhere singing their siren songs and your whole life flashes before not only your eyes but your whole being until you just can’t take it anymore and everything around you disintegrates and you find yourself in a void, on that quad bike again, just ridin’, feeling everything at once, without resistance, you’re doing something wrong
stop doing that
or die trying
ceo is you and you are me and i am ceo aka white panther aka ultra messiah aka mr yeah aka eric aka life aka you
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below, watch the video for album opener “WHOREHOUSE”:
04. IN A BUBBLE ON A STREAM