Boomkat Product Review:
Stockholm's Frida-Li Lovgren aka Quiltland caters to Astro:dynamics' wide-open agenda with a beuatifully emotional rollercoaster of trance crescendos and new age Scando synth romance. 'Sisto' is Quiltland's debut album and introduction to the wider listening public following low key appearances on Amdiscs and a tour tape split with the excellent Sand Circles. He's in good company on the Astro:dynamics roster, with whom he shares a certain wayward, free-styling sensibility attempting to swerve convention in favour of what feels right and good. The A-side manifests that aesthetic in six pieces ranging from glassy-eyed trance vignettes recalling a lower-fi TCF ('Statuo') or Lorenzo Senni's Stargate project ('Zenith'), thru to cyberreal ambient excursions ('Forever' & 'Forever (Sunrise Version)') and what could be a mutant Robyn offcut ('Uplift the Heart's Heavy Wings (Horizon Version)'), replete with vocal. B-sude unfolds a gorgeous, three-part/30-minute trance symphony, 'Fides' soaring between endless arpeggios boosted by snare rushes to new heights before falling, Icarus-like into melancholia and back again.