It is an honor for me to once again present to you a part of the line-up for the festival Kalabalik på Tyrolen, this time for 2019 years’ festival. New this year is that Majestoluxe will be performing and that Kess Kill does an entry for real with an artist from his label but also in the shape of a DJ-set under his alterego Rivet.
There is no need to do a further explanation as to what Rivet is and isn’t, he’s quite well-known and has been a DJ for a very long time. He runs the Kess Kill label out of Malmö and releases some unique music that spans many different styles and edges of electronic music. Majestoluxe on the other hand have released his debut-album “Septic Shock” on this label, which we exclusively premiered a song from and is lesser known but still has a different perspective to bring into experimental body music.
As with all releases of Kess Kill they take a hint from the body-scene an develop it into something magnificent, albeit at times very experimental. It will be interesting to see what else this festival has to offer this year and a full review of last years’ festival will show up this weekend.
Tune in to the sounds from the Kess Kill-soundcloud.
Soft Grid are back with a new release and with that a video for one of the tracks from this release, titled “A Century Behind“. Since their first album they’re still in an experimental field when it comes to their music, but they have carefully toned their sound into something that could be said to be their own.
Drawing from everything and nothing, Soft Grid doesn’t leave you with any disappointment when listening and viewing this video – even though some of it may be uncanny at first, it grows on you and you begin to enjoy it.
Their new album is titled “Agency“, it is due to be released on the Berlin-based label Antime.
Kess Kill and Repartiseraren work together yet again, bringing you a new exclusive premiere from the forthcoming release “Septic Shock” by Majestoluxe.
It is what you could expect to come from Kess Kill, but in a different way then former releases. Some of it seems like it has been drawn out directly from Public Image Ltd., mixed into oblivion with sinister industrial landscapes and other inwardly looking and alternative music. Especially the song that we’re going to premiere for you.
“Ghost Net” is a concoction that brings together all the dark vibes that are released throughout “Septic Shock“, at some points the other songs on this album venture in the electronic body music of Nitzer Ebb – but only partly. I had never heard of this outfit prior to the release, so there are a lot of interesting and different conclusions you can draw from the music itself.
Be sure to grab yourself one of the limited edition vinyls, if you don’t – support the release by pre-ordering the digital edition. Listen to the exclusive premiere down below, this is due to be released on the 8th of April.
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.
Grand Mal x side-project Listerlandet will receive its first proper release, in exclusive form, from Repartiseraren in late October 2018. The release is planned to be in a limited edition of chromes cassettes with full on-body printing as per usual, obi-strips, metallic printing for logos and tracklists plus the title of the release. There will also be a limited edition luxury hardback digipak CD with an outer linen cover.
Each of these physical releases will come with a different track and with different covers, only available via Repartiseraren. SkandinavianSpeed will have exclusive access to the digital release itself.
A music-video has been created by Karl Ture Rydby himself, you get a firsthand look and feel for one of the tracks featured on the release, “Nätet läggs i skymningen“. Down below is a short presentation of the release itself:
“Listerlandet is located in the outskirts. Classic, okkult dubby tekno with ambience and esoteric folklore for higher spheres and inner search. This Autumn on cassette, CD with linen cover (Repartiseraren) and digital (SkandinavianSpeed, coming label).“
The littlest of the labels in Enfant Terrible‘s ensemble, Petit Enfant, is mature enough to present the forthcoming release “Make Life Before You“, a 7¨ compromised of two songs that are entangled in different universes within electronic music. The part that has been sliced off from this metaphysical cake and fed to us, in celebration of three releases short of twenty – is “What Should I Expect” – a very minimalistic and gritty electro song.
A release with only two songs can either fail in a big way or enthrall the listener, TWINS manages to captivate with the different tones of both the songs, pitting the first song against the second one, the preferred A-side against the hated B-side – which side do you pick? I for one pick the second one, but the first track definitely has some charm attached to it, a less experimental knife piercing through the soundscape.
This is the first of three exclusive premieres from Enfant Terrible’s wonderful concoction of electronic releases, you can listen to it down below and it will be available for purchase in late October, limited edition of 250 copies.
An homage to the solitary lifestyle of the “global” musician or DJ? An ode to all the nights spent thinking about what could’ve been done better, where one should’ve been otherwise? The titles of the tracks suggests so.
David Bremer is surprisingly vivid musically for a first time listener and experienced field recordings listener, there’s a coating of overwhelming ambient music that drives the point home musically in tracks that are unusually short for these kinds of genres – in “Paradise Refuted” – his first “proper” release in years, on Fang Bomb.
The music itself is unsettling and doesn’t paint the picture of globalism in a positive light, it is like modern architecture – something that should be in the scrapyard of the past. A brutalistic take musically as if derived directly from the style of architecture itself, depressive, nihilistic, hollow – three words we find describe it the best. Don’t forget to strap in, as there’s a hint of hope beneath the layers upon layers of destructiveness – a glimmer of light that seeps through the cracks.
We’re just waiting to be at that end station where everything suddenly shines, or when the rain finally pours down a warm summer night – like the nights we’ve had before, at least here in Sweden, not too long ago. The sudden realization that everything can be over in a snap, the realization that months of agony have finally come to a halt. There are many emotions that overwhelm you when listening to “Paradise Refuted“.
Some people would just consider it to be background noise, but there’s a lot going on that you have to have a keen ear to be susceptible to, it is like your inner mind getting rid of every noisy encounter you’ve had throughout the day – every meaningless thought that have gone, a relocation of your soul into the music and the soul restored in yourself.
You can listen to the track “Solitude Hotel” exclusively here on Repartiseraren, purchase the cassette whose official release-date was today on the 29th of August.