Erland Dahlen is a Norwegian drummer and composer, well-known for his previous work with Hanne Hukkelberg and Anja Garbarek, and the bands Madrugada and Xploding Plastix. Three years after Clocks, he’s back with a new album called Bones which is out via Hubro Music.

According to the press release, the music of this work hits the listener like a headlong onrushing wave. Propulsive percussive rhythms combine to create a massive motive force driving a pathway through an intricately layered soundscape of ancillary instruments. Here, the eerie, wavery pitch of a musical saw meets the uncanny timbre of bowed zither and ghostly wordless vocals amidst a forest of obscure electronic drones culled from Moogs and Mellotrons, bells and gongs. There may even be the whirr of what sounds like helicopter rotor blades amongst the mix.

Listen below.