Following his work with Swedish label Comorbid Records, Stockholm native Bård Ericson aka Boerd has signed with Anjunadeep to release his latest mini-album, Static, on April 6. An accomplished musician, Bård’s Boerd project aims to reflect his own personal emotions and atmosphere. With a deft and delicate approach to composition, his music draws you in whilst shutting out the outside world.
Cutting his teeth from age 15 in the world of chiptune (composing via the means of 16-bit videogame consoles), Bård quickly developed a taste for creating abstract music. And after a handful of EPs and live shows across Europe, he transitioned focus towards music that he felt better expressed his own place in the world. Enter ‘Boerd’.
With influences ranging from Burial, Bibio and even Aphex Twin, the 26-year-old has developed a style that pushes the boundaries of atmospheric electronica with stunning attention to detail. Building his sound from samples he records himself, Ericson conjures a euphoric mix of subtle soundscapes that simultaneously breathe and play in awe.
More than an insular producer, Bård takes influence from his career playing double bass with the Swedish Royal Opera, Swedish Radio Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. His experience as a player in a significantly larger ensemble gives his music a unique vision and his arrangements a focus not easily realized by the typical bedroom producer.