Behind the moniker Badlands stands Swedish producer, composer & sound designer Catharina Jaunviksna. With a wide inspirational range from post punk to warehouse techno-like ambiences, she makes lush and alluring tracks rooted in analog synthetics and drum machines, gritty pedal work, club beats and organic orchestration. She’s the founder of the record label and production company RITE based in Tambourine Studios in Malmö, Sweden, from where she makes original music and sound designs for film and theater on a regular basis, as well as production and mix work for other labels and artists.
New album Call to Love is released 18 November 2022, and is a followup to last year’s acclaimed Djinn — a memorial to her late mother that earned support from NPR, SPIN, Under the Radar, KEXP, KCRW, Bandcamp Daily, and beyond. Call to Love is trading Djinn’s sparkling, arpeggiated soundscapes for a dusky mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation, vinyl samples, field recordings, and analogue malfunctions and overdubs that coalesces into a sound best described as "outlaw electronica."
Expected release date for the vinyl is currently 2022-12-07.