Pure Ash Tray is the debut demo album of the unsigned solo artist Hypnogonia. It was released the 24th October 2010 through multiple music sites as a free download. When buying the physical album, it comes in digipack-form, strictly limited to 100 numbered copies with a 2-panel-booklet (containing lyrics, photos and album-info).
Musically it’s a experimental release with different influences in almost every song, even though the main genre is alternative rock (like grunge). The other genres that are explored include experimental rock, metal, ambient, acoustic, psychedelia and krautrock. The music and lyrics are quite melancholic and gloomy with an overall negative feel. The album is loosely based on a concept dealing with subjects such as nostalgia, mood swings, utilisation, rape, shame and acceptation. When playing the album from first to last track the previous song ends where the next starts, making the flow of the album smooth.
Everything written, designed, programmed, arranged, performed, improvised and mixed by Ricky Lindén except:
Ash Tray co-written with Heidi Enbacka.
Second guitar solo on Innocent No More by Christian Holmlund (from Circlevicious).
Original speech-sample on ”Now?” by acclivity of http://www.freesound.org.