The Idealist

(iDEAL, Höga Nord, Meakusma - SWE)


The Idealist is the result of a life long obsession of dub and industrial music, as well as letting styles collide. Its as if the good parts of the On U-Sound label meet up with Throbbing Gristle in a basement somewhere. Dub Industrialism not afraid of being offensive. On the recent “Say Yes To No” album (iDEAL 2019) he collaborated with Kingston street poet Nazamba and conceptual artist and vocalist John Duncan. 

The Idealist in the shape of Joachim Nordwall started recording electronic music in 1987, runs the iDEAL Recordings label since 1998, has a background as leading force of ritual rock band The Skull Defekts and countless collaborations with people like Mika Vainio, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, John Duncan, Leif Elggren, Christine Abdelnour and Mats Gustafsson. He is also member of electronic duo Saturn and the Sun together with Henrik Rylander. Bla bla bla.

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