After releasing his first widely distributed solo album Evolutions in 2010, as well as the follow-up Everything Is Connected in 2012, both on the well renowned ambient label Home Normal, Hellkvist gained worldwide recognition for his music in which he combines dense layers of heavily processed drones and synthesized textures with acoustic instruments and field recordings. His cinematic atmospheres was referred to as dynamic, varied and “packed full of life”.
Over the years, Hellkvist has been taking part in various collaborations, compilations and remix projects, and has gained a strong following in Japan and parts of Europe and North America. He has performed live in Copenhagen, London and Los Angeles and his music has been used in commercial films, art installations and performances.
Born in a small town outside of Malmö in the Swedish south, Hellkvist currently works as a sound designer and foley artist, while also doing occasional production, mixing and mastering work for other artists and labels.