Sweden is not too often cited alongside the best of the downtempo scene, but it just makes so much sense for the country's sleek looks and cool approach to be associated to slow-burning bursts of outsider electronica. As such, Goteborg's Carbon Based Lifeforms have been among the few Swedes to wave the flag for the genre, and this new album - Derelicts - for Blood Music feels like another masterful stroke of genius from the duo. We've always been big fans of the label, so this LP comes as both a pleasure and a surprise in the fact that we weren't necessarily expecting them to appear on its wondrous catalogue. However, it's clear from the start that this is a fitting relationship; Derelict follows like a strange and compelling story, taking us into a world of distant chants and slow beats which form a distinctive narrative across its 12 tracks, and it comes highly recommended for anyone wishing to go on a little journey. Blissful, indeed.