After last yearâ€™s â€śSchattenspielerâ€ť album on Miasmah, Swedenâ€™s Marcus FjellstrĂ¶m has shifted his focus towards somewhat lighter territory. â€śLibrary Music 1â€ť is a collection of 18 pieces of faux library music. FjellstrĂ¶m artfully aspires to make his vignettes sound like straight out of 60s/70s Gebrauchsmusik productions (which just happens to be the title of FjellstrĂ¶mâ€™s 2006 debut). The scope varies accordingly, from the oblivious carrousel music of â€śLM-105â€ť to the darkish synaesthetic storytelling of â€śLM-106â€ť and quite a few of the tracks make for enjoyable listening. However, in spite of the cunning overall concept (which I like a lot), â€śLibrary Music 1â€ť is not really a coherent album. Thatâ€™s the point, I know, and FjellstrĂ¶mâ€™s expertise stands unquestioned, but I wish the album was more engaging. As it is, â€śLibrary Music 1â€ť is a successful exercise and a playful homage to a historical sound and craft. Which is nice but it doesnâ€™t change my life.