Malthus is the solo project of film director, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Samuel J Lindblad. Lindblad cites Malthus as “a combination of music, dance and moving image”,
and creates alternative, vocal-led tracks that draw on neoclassical instrumentation, dark-wave electronica and industrial dance music. Almost entirely self-taught, Malthus’ musical influences lean towards the experimental pop of Fka Twigs and James Blake, drawing comparison to contemporary artists Bjork, Sevdaliza, Lafawndah, Anhoni, Fever Ray and Benjamin Clementine.
In 2020, Malthus launched his own independent record and production label, Littledoom Studio, and was commissioned to write the music for Heliot Emil’s seminal show “Compos Mentis”, Followed by a collaboration with Charles Jeffrey and Tim Walker to score and appear in “The Healing”, creating the genre-bending “Tide Went Time Ago”. Malthus has also composed original scores for Carlota Barrera, Hugo Boss, Betsy Johnson, CMMN SWDN, and has had work featured in Dazed and Confused, Notion, Fuuuucking Young, ShowStudio, The Face, GATA, Kaltblut and M Le Magazine Du Monde.