Indignant and well-versed acid techno, funneled through a beatdown into concrete, Karl Sjölund and Adde Huumonen bring forth an astonishing inward look into modern electronic music. They’re ingrained in the cultural universe that is Stockholm, be it art installations or sound technology echoing throughout the night. Now they’ve created something out of the ordinary – yet familiar.
Maternal Voice is due to release this gem digitally and on cassette, titled “Connectivity“, it will be a very limited edition of 61 copies. So you make sure to get this one, it contains the best of the different electronic genres, sludged in between the muck and the surface above. This one is taken from the a-side and titled “Baby“. Purchase the release digitally here, limited edition cassette coming soon.
First single by Dorisburg since 2016’s “Time Stretch Totem” on Aniara Recordings, make for a well-thought out venture into the deep end of techno. Mixing the best elements of both atmosphere and beat, the acidic nature of each track on this double-single release is more then enough for a listening session. Each instrument is well-placed and the texture of each sound is mind-blowing in the sense of how good it translates musically, when put together with everything else.
The artwork for the release is ambiguous but simplified and pleasant aesthetically. Mountain Explosion Device is the home to this release, having only been used up til’ now as a platform for Stockholm producer Kalawila to release some of his own music. The release itself is a very limited edition vinyl featuring “Venom” on the A-side and “Serum” on the B-side.
Get it from Dorisburg himself or Subwax (distributor of Mountain Explosion Device releases).
Yesterday, the local radio-show based out of Skanstull, namely Skanstull Restaurant and Radio Bar – had a four hour show with the label Northern Electronics. This meant a lot of unreleased tracks, a lot of new tracks, and a lot of old tracks. Even though, judging by the older shows, there’s a lot of very uninteresting artists and bands that have participated – we must give our credit to the crew at Radio Skanstull for a great four hours of total atmospheric dissent, crackling vibes through adamant techno, forcefully put on by Northern Electronics. This label is the parent label of Blodörn – the label I’ve written a lot about lately. It’s a rather new label if you count the releases and the dates that they’ve been put out upon. Since 2013 the man himself Varg have released seven releases, the first release being “Misantropen“, which he’s composed himself under the name Varg. An experimental pathway into futuristic techno. Channeling everything from acid techno, to the melancholy of Norrland (northern Sweden), to the sullen misanthropy that the title itself of the release suggests. Interestingly enough, the tracks on this first release were all recorded live, in studio Hebbershålet, Sweden.
Since the first release, artists like Acronym, Ulwhednar, Råd Kjetil Senza Testa and Korridor – have had their releases put out on this label. So it’s a clear look into the soul of this label when you’re listening to four hours of excellent music. Upon hearing tracks presented to you that haven’t had a breath of air since the show itself, it makes you feel a part of Northern Electronics, in itself. A much deserved appropriation of space for a label that I didn’t even know about. It’s a testament to the high quality of the music that Varg puts out on the label. You get your own view of the bedrock upon which this music originally comes from. Thanks to Radio Skanstull and Radio Bar, you can now also pick a part of that bedrock and take it with you to your home. The radiowaves have never been as infected with the sound of Scandinavia, and primarily the Northern parts specific soul. A clear path to the northern wilderness and untamed brutalism, philosphy – and heartland. Norrland, here we come. Stream the radio-show that premiered last night on the 21st of March, down below. It’s a pleasure to even listen to it in such a close proximity. Tame the wild beast and flow into the mood, slowly.