Exclusive Stream: Borgen vs. Center of the Universe – Volume Knob

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What could possibly happen, if two of the greater and more productive independent artists from Norway meet? The answer is not so simple, it would require a lot of categorizing. As they part from skwee, insert a little bit of eletronica and a big part of beats here and there. This joint operation of Borgen and Center of the Universe mixes two distinctive minds, with experimentalism on one hand and the acoustic blend on the other hand. Fit it together within the frame of both electronica itself and a little bit of skwee on the edges – and you’ve got your perfect collaboration! Their 7¨ vinyl will be released on Metronomicon Audio on the 8th of April.

For the fans and everyone interested in their music, I can tell you that Invisible Guy in collaboration with Metronomicon Audio – are going to premiere a track from the coming four-tracked 7¨. It’s the song “Volume Knob” that you now have a possibility to listen to and stream freely here on the blog. Tune in down below, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Folklight: Ergo – Mountaineering

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Norway is on the run again. No, they’re not running, they’re actually Mountaineering. The multi-instrumentalist Ergo presented his latest album (from 2009), which goes by the name of “Mountaineering“, on the small Norwegian collective/label Metronomicon Audio. I’m not that fond of music that is based around a singer and his instrumentation, but this was something special. First time I listened to this album, made me realize how much potential this guy actually has. From the top of the mountain, down to the cabins on the ground – this is some freakish, but at the same time volatile, music. Channeling the fluidity of experimentalism, folk and indie. If you have time on your hands and enjoy interesting music, this is probably something for you. Make your way up the mountain, sit down with some hot chocolate and find the enjoyability in Ergo.