Exclusive Premiere: KLOAK – Bëubæëu

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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.

 

Upcoming release on Repartiseraren: Listerlandet

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).

Listen: Giant Swan, Rivière de Corps, Luminance, and V/A – Spänningen Band II

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We’ve had quite a run for many years, the machinery have worked as intended but sometimes they need to be carefully restored to their former glory once again. We have no excuses to not post anything, it is just that the current musical climate is so lethargic – either waddle through a pool of mud – or directly finding the gems you’ve sought out for so long.

Running your own label takes time, and having a full-time job hinders the crew from working on this site at all times. The intention for the future is to update more frequently, the ideal would be once or twice a day – but time needs to be portioned up for this to work – which is difficult to say the least.

If you haven’t checked our label out yet, here’s some shameless self-promotion, visit our bandcamp-page and support us: https://repartiseraren.bandcamp.com/

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It’s been a long time since anything from Mannequin Records was featured on this webzine, we’ve not really been keeping up with what they’ve been doing – but they’ve released quite a number of records since then.

The latest of their releases is “High Waisted“, by a Bristol-based duo Giant Swan, their second EP in their discography and a really good mixture of ominous industrial music that have an outstretched hand into more obfuscated music like rhythmic noise.

It is too complicated in rhythm to be equated with regular techno, even though some of the settings and moods suggest otherwise. Maybe industrial or hard techno would share more similarity with the genrebending they’re doing in this maddening approach. “The Rest Of His Voice” is easily the best song on the whole record, as it captures their whole essence on this EP, furiously stomping into your eardrums without any hesitation.

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Maybe this french one-man outfit, Rivière de Corps have drawn a lot of influence from Pure Ground? A lot of the material is reminiscent of the earlier outputs of that duo. Both aesthetically and musically, a lot of it sounds alike, some of the songs are alright on this release but other songs like “retour du dieu plutonium” should’ve had more thought put into them.

Even though a lot of songs on this release needs a few adjustments here and there, the general theme of the record and the aesthetic aspects of the release as a whole make it better. With the song “échec critique” they reach a high point of the release itself, if only all the other songs had the same standard, it would be an even better release.

In general, it is satisfying to listen to and it explores a lot of themes and moods that don’t need that much more additional presentation. If you like the music, consider buying a cassette directly from the bandcamp of Vague à l’Âme, and listen to the release in whole down below.

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We’ve covered Luminance some time way back when, but now they’re released a single, a different version of the song “Martyr” (from The Cold Rush), which is more mystical in its approach and a calmer version, titled “Martyr” (Version Longue). The only reason for us to cover a single, is basically because this is a great version that stands on its own and challenges the original version.

This is the point of music, to exponentially go in different directions and instead of stagnating it evolves in manners that might be unknown to the listener until he or she hears it. Could we all agree that french lyrics, when done properly, adequately enhances music and takes it into a whole other dimension? It adds a perfectly great mysterious undertone which is desperately needed in the first minute of this song.

Listen to it down below and give them some money if you like it.

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When I boast about Sweden, I boast about these kinds of compilations. We’re truly great at discovering obscure artists and groups, and we’re even better at showcasing them in equally as obscure compilations. It haven’t been on our horizons, but since we heard about Yta Recordings, we felt we needed to give them some coverage somehow.

Spänningen Band II” is the second compilation in a series, coming in strong with a hard-hitting claustrophobic track by Adore that gently shove in hints of a compact, ambitious dreary landscape of sound that is equal to none. Most of these artists and groups are unknown to us, but when you pass through the quirky repetitive acid mixture that is hidden between Nima Khak and Lrh, a more urgent response is felt within the song by United Hive Mind Of Sweden, perfectly igniting the next artist Stilnoct.

We must admit that we find some of these artists hard to listen to, and that is not because of the music itself, but it is because the same boring archetype of techno music is repeated throughout the compilation in ways that are common with these compilations, unfortunately. The music itself is well-produced, there is no question about that – but after Adore dropped “Time Is Anima“, everything else was pale in comparison.

Celldöd graciously ends this compilation with “Du Som Försvann“, maybe it was the start and finish that would keep you listening throughout? If so, it’s a good compromise. Even though some of the music is not really in our ballpark, it is a good enough compilation to recommend because of its aesthetics and that it contains a few really good tracks, and two really great tracks.

Listen to it down below in full and support them by buying the physical cassette of this release.

 

Exclusive: Repartiseraren announces; Celldöd added to Kalabalik på Tyrolen 2018 line-up!

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We’re glad to be collaborating with Kalabalik på Tyrolen before the festival starts this year, and announce that Celldöd will be performing live on this year’s edition of Kalabalik på Tyrolen 2018 – which takes place in the idyllic setting of Tyrolen between the 24th and 25th of August this year – in a classic ‘folk park’ with a charming 1960’s aesthetic – as it have been for as long as it has been arranged.

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Celldöd is the newest project of Anders Karlsson (Severe Illusion, The Pain Machinery, Vargdöd, et cetera), and he’s come a long way musically since having one of his tracks released on the first Ljudkalendern compilation on Repartiseraren back in 2015, and the second one in 2016. With releases on his own label Brutal Disciplin, Smashing Tapes Records, Femur, Medical Records LLC, and the latest one being “KESS07” on Kess Kill.

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Ranging all the way from ambitious electronic body music, to acid techno in a new outfit mixed in with primitive minimal electronics, oozing of industrial vibes in a post-industrial world – a perfect match for total misanthropy and a knuckle in the skull of the unknowing. His live-performances have been praised for his total control over the ‘meager’ instruments he’s brought with him, being able to execute a perfect showmanship despite his instruments malfunctioning – using it to his advantage, to create a whirlwind of soaring destruction.

He’s performed on Kalabalik på Tyrolen a couple of years ago already, but this one will be on a whole other level, we anticipate at least. It is a must-see performance which you’ll be able to enjoy if you snatch a few tickets, invite your friends and whomever you like or dislike to this festival – it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we at Repartiseraren want to see next year as well – but it all depends on your support.

You can buy either an early bird ticket or an early bird support ticket – to show your appreciation for Sweden’s undoubtedly best alternative music festival. Here’s a link to where you purchase your ticket. Stream the latest release by Celldöd down below, and purchase the vinyl-release from Kess Kill if you like what you hear.

Exclusive Premiere: La Bile – La Piscine

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Dreamy, dreary breakbeats with tight IDM-influences is what makes or breaks La Bile – a french project having the honor of being released by Tripalium Corp – in their Digital Mutant Series (number 22), titled: “La Sublimation du Poulpe“. There’s a plethora of different electronic influences in each track on this release, from a multiverse of techno, acid and otherwise obscure electronic genres. Fetching the best from each genre, not compromising with the experimental overtones and the grittiness of it all.

We’re proud to be premiering a track from the B-Side of this release, in our ears one of the best tracks on the release, “La Piscine” delves into the human psyche and opens up a world of mystery, through fast-paced drums and constant flickering, there’s an urgency that doesn’t die out until the song finally fades into nothingness.

You better act quickly if you want it in physical form, as there’s only nine cassettes left of forty in total, so pre-order it from here, and stream the exclusive track from Repartiseraren’s own Soundcloud way before it is released.

Listen: mar, Hanetration, TRBL

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Nice, unpretentious and skewed electronic music from Marta aka mar, in the shape and form of a distant feeling of being disconnected but at the same time warmth and comfort, with “who?” she conveys a sense of aesthetically fulfilled beauty in terms of music – and an uneasiness that lingers throughout – you’re always unsure and on the edge, as you’re caressed by whoever you think about right now.

Somewhat nostalgic, a big chunk of unorthodox but well-produced electronica aligned with stiff beats – and a sweet compromise together with non-electronic music. There’s sincerity to the music and not the usual poseur trapped within their confinements of wanting to be “outside the box”, and this is what separates mar from other projects that might sound like this, though being as young as she is – only 23 – makes it more impressive and you should take time out of your day, evening or night to listen to this.

You can stream her song “who?” down below, via Soundcloud. Hopefully we’ll hear more from her in the future, it would be intriguing if she accentuated her own vocals and made that a prime focus, it would enhance the overall sound and definitely pit her against the more well-versed people within experimental electronica, as she’s talented.

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The one-man show I truly admire is Hanetration, his work ethic when it comes to music surpasses many musicians, and he carefully hones his craft to get better and better at it – so with “Ancients EP” – he delves deeper into the different elements: Water, Fire, Air, Earth and Aether. It encompasses each element beautifully and it sounds just like what you would expect from the name, an atmosphere which keeps you in and gets you out of your mind as quickly as possible.

There is something otherworldly to his music, which is obvious for anyone who’s listened to this first releases. What we’re looking for in this is something that keeps it all together, and in that he’s succeeded – as his earlier releases tended to be inspired by all and nothing at the same time – a whirlwind of creative outputs, now distilled into a more headstrong, ambitious image of himself and his music.

It is not something one would listen to regularly, but it is soothing in a way and calms your nerves. We’re blessed to have such a wide array of different influences peeking through, making themselves noticed through small cracks in the layers of each of the songs, our favorite being the constantly pulsating song “Air“. You can listen to his latest EP down below.

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Now time for some intensity, with TRBL and the release “Sleep Inducer“, you get pumping techno, industrial and seriously nostalgic rave sounds all in one. Even though it is close to being a gimmick, there’s a certain vibe to it that separates it from being a full-frontal assault and a clone, which can be hinted in the carefully placed synthesizer stabs here and there, and the breakdowns which slowly turns things on their head.

Perplexed” is one of our favorite songs, a fast-paced beast of a song that is so acidic you’d have to turn up in a Hazmat suit even to be able to dance to this – bordering happy hardcore territory – yet keeping the trance and rave atmosphere intact, without going overboard with the influences. What’s great about the first track, the title track “Sleep Inducer“, is that it reflects a lot on the more sinister themes that can be put into techno, there’s a darker vibe to it, maybe not as hardcore as the other tracks – but something is lurking down below.

Simply put – this is something you should get your hands on, despite only being in a digital format. It is well-produced and carries everything on its own, despite being only three tracks – though all are different variations of the same theme, derived from different times and compiled into three sections – techno with industrial overtones, techno/trance with rave overtones – and a more psychedelic acid techno experience. Listen to it in full down below.

 

Showcase: The forthcoming Enfant Terrible-releases

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Over hundred releases have been shared to the world through Enfant Terrible. The sub-label Gooiland Elektro is almost up to a third of that number. What an exciting time to be alive, especially considering the quality of releases that has been put through both labels. Having garnered a notoriety of being a good label when it comes to experimental electronic music, people have started to notice their presence even more. We’re setting up a digital showcase of the releases that are coming out now in the beginning of October.

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LCN – Autonomie EP

LCN or the alterego for Le Chocolat Noir have been a guest on the 2016 compilation on Enfant Terrible, titled “Noblesse Oblige“, with the song “Appartenance“. The only other release is a collaboration with Zarkoff on the Iron Flute 12¨ released by Return To Disorder. His electronic music could be described as some really weirded out electronic body music, together with electro vibes that keep the notion of sanity intact. Claustrophobic minimalistic and repetitive, always on the edge musically and on par with other acts of the same caliber, maybe even in a corner of his own.

This will be his first multi-track release and EP, which is an exciting thing in of itself as this kind of music almost never make it through, unless you’re into it. For those who like the more experimental side of earlier electro, this release is something you should look into. A mixture of french and german can be heard within the lyrics of the songs. Everything is an eerie reminder of how sullen things can be.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 200 copies) with screenprinted sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET052) and Gooiland Elektro (Gooiland 29).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 N’Écoutez Pas Tous Les Conseils De Vos Amis
A2 Dans Mon Désordre

B1 Solitude
B2 En Retirant

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Savage Grounds – Area Of Violence

Switzerland duo Savage Grounds have laid their foundations with another label – with three releases on Lux Rec – now join up on Enfant Terrible for their latest EP. Their earlier sounds are not as refined as they are on this release, where it packs a momentum unheard of when it comes to electronic music. It is really heavy but at the same time catchy and melodic. According to the label itself, these musicians venture through and beyond their description of “post-techno” – what ever that is supposed to mean anyway. This is music that transcends those etiquettes but fit into them like a glove at the same time. It is rough, gritty and unrelenting.

Taking obvious steps into acid and industrial as well, alongside electronic body music, this seemingly instrumental take on those genres combined is well-matched. They outclass most of what you’re able to listen to when it comes to these genres post-glory days. At first a mesmerizing but gloomy appearance musically, quickly descending into utter hopelessness and then back again when hope shines eternal in the end. It’s one of those offshoots from this great label that make everything worth it, even if you can’t appreciate the level of experimentalism they work with.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 250 copies) with screen-printed sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET053).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 Concrete Tunnels
A2 The Role Of Iron

B1 Wall Of Rubber
B2 Negative Spaces

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Staatseinde – Neue Zyklus

The débutantes with the name of Staatseinde present their first EP, 6-track strong, with the same playfulness as ever but wrapped in a more serious and sinister tone. It brings back the more emotional side of electronic music as it is fine-tuned to our heart’s delight, relying on the more basal human needs musically as they churn out melodies upon melodies, with no strings attached emotionally but a hell of a lot invested when it comes to the listeners attentiveness.

If you thought the a-side wasn’t weirded out enough in terms of experimentalism, see the other side (b-side) for that almost pop-oriented edge and electro-pop vibe that brings out all the ghoulish tendencies of their sound. Yes, one can very well hear the influence of Welle:Erdball on some of these tracks, if they had a screw loose and were more pleasurable then their latest albums. Staatseinde’s earlier releases will remain the favorite for now but this release is worth checking out for the sole reason that it is Staatseinde.

It will be released on a limited edition 12¨ (of 250 copies) risograph printed sleeves, as Enfant Terrible (ET054).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 Min Min
A2 Kosmos
A3 Darling

B1 Just Chaos
B2 Volar
B3 Yedo

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Garçon Taupe – The White Spider

This is a release I myself would get only because of the aesthetics of it. It has a wonderful schismatic feeling to it, the contrasts of it are also wonderfully pleasant in a gruesome kind of existential manner – perfect for Autumn and the coming winter. Garçon Taupe is new for us here at Repartiseraren but nevertheless as it is an Enfant Terrible and Gooiland Elektro release, we’re sure we’ll be somewhat in awe. It is a completely dutch affair it seems, having only had some of their tracks released, by the label Narrominded.

It is a very quirky sound. You either love it or hate it, think it is enigmatic or simply an annoyance. One can’t deny that their sound is somewhat unique in a way. For the acid-lovers the b-side will be a huge surprise and it slowly grows on you, as the beats pace along fast enough for ones limbs to awkwardly match themselves to the rhythm. The last song on this record holds an especially groovy beat which is poisonous to say the least.

As a joint operation between Enfant Terrible and Gooiland Elektro, this release will be on limited edition 12¨ (of 200 copies) with screen-printed sleeves, going under Enfant Terrible (ET055) and Gooiland Elektro (Gooiland 30).

Tracklist (with previews):

A1 The White Spider
A2 Roll The Dice

B1 Crevasse
B2 Retreat

Exclusive Premiere: Interactive – The Bass Is On Fire

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Surrealistic techno, ambivalent new beat music and a large chunk of industrial is what could best describe Interactive. The 90’s duo have a plethora of singles and EPs to choose from, but only three albums in total – two of which were more of compilations then a proper album anyway. So it is with pleasure that we’ve dug in and taken out “The Bass Is On Fire” for exclusive premiere here on Repartiseraren, in collaboration with Mecanica Records. This is a re-issue that also contains something new – a remix by Ancient Methods of the title-track “The Techno Wave“.

What we like about the one we’re premiering, from the b-side, is the roughness and unrelenting experimental sound which they’ve produced. It is more industrial then it is new beat but still in the latter genre – which makes it a whole lot more interesting then contemporary music in the same style. So we present to you this song and hope you’ll enjoy listening to it. Some may even venture to say that it is techno as well – which is true in a sense – as it stems from the Frankfurt Tekkno scene.

If you like the music, order the 12¨ vinyl (or digital release, or both) from Mecanica Records. You can listen to the exclusive premiere down below.

Listen: Dorisburg – Venom

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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).

 

Ljuslykta – [För alltid – för allt] – Del III [Nr. 1]: Bandhagens Musikförening, Intig och SiSTAL

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Den tredje delen av ljuslykta är den mest musikpackade av alla tre. Välkomna in i en helt annan, alternativ värld. I denna serie tar vi oss igenom olika musiker från Sverige, som av en eller annan anledning kvalificerar sig till att vara med i denna serie. Det är bara bra musik, det är annorlunda musik, sådan musik ni kanske är vana vid, sånt ni är ovana vid. Allt kan hända och det sker på ett detaljerat och utstuderat sätt.

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I den tredje delen får ni bekanta er med musik från och av: Bandhagens Musikförening, Intig, SiSTAL, Palmless, Som Åska, Pmtoyou och Solvald.

För det vi gör betyder någonting. Det vi gör kanske håller i längden. Vi är här för alltid.

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Bandhagens Musikförening – Protokoll A

Ett av Northern Electronics senaste tillskott. Bandhagens Musikförening är ett samarbete mellan Michel Isorinne (Isorinne, D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.) och Martin Sander. Tydligen inspelat på Bandhagen Airport – som verkar vara en fiktiv flygplats – men ändock så ger det avtryck i musiken. Passa på att svaja mellan ambient och field recordings, till bultande technomusik som ger en ont i armen.

Sista Station” är ett fint verk som mellan syntar och andra tillagda ljud avspeglar någon form av resa från vatten till vind, jord till eld och allt däremellan. Det formligen sprakar och sjuder, men i slutändan känns det som om det är någon slags undervattensresa till det inre. Kanske till jordens mittpunkt. Rent kreativt så är det fantastiskt hur de båda lyckas prägla den första låten direkt, det låter inte som något de gjort förut – och då särskilt inte Isorinne även om han är van vid att hantera långa, drönande och dånande ljudlandskap. Men det här är något helt annat. Titelspåret “Protokoll A” är mer depressivt i sin attityd, där man flänger mellan bombastiska technotrummor och en konstant melodisk bakgrund. Här ligger fokuset helt och hållet på rytmerna istället för melodierna i sig, även om de tillför en helt annan dimension – gentemot den första låten.

En bit in tas man ifrån själva melodin och djupt in i kärnan av trumslagen, som att på något sätt demaskera det vackra och ta fram råheten, fulheten eller bara den lekfulla rytmen som dunsar mellan de olika tillagda ljuden. Till slut så pyser det ut och lämnar ett eko av sitt forna jag, efter att fullkomligen ha frångått det initiala ljudlandskap man nästan vant sig vid. Det blir en väckarklocka. Så även med “Vändpunkt” – som är en mer tillrättalagd men knastrande gigant. Men här lockar de fram något vackert, något som inte är särskilt vardagligt eller intetsägande, inte för att de övriga låtarna inte har förmedlat känsla och passion, men det här är något helt annat.

Minner om tider som gått och det “nya” som ersatt det – inte i den kronologiska ordning som 1900-tal och framåt – utan mer personliga tider. Det skär och gör ont någonstans, men det är iöronfallande. Man vaknar till liv igen och blir inspirerad. Tänk att något så “litet” kan göra så mycket, men det finns ju givetvis mycket eftertanke bakom. Lika fint som det tonades in tonas det ut och så är det med det. Egentligen vill man bara lyssna om och om igen, men det är ett album man måste ta sig igenom, så…

B-sidan är mer experimentell. De leker mer med allt de har, blandar hejvilt och från starka rytmer skapas det en bubblande känsla. Låten “Elyseiska Fälten” förmedlar verkligen det som gjorts, fast i realtid. Det känns som om man får följa med i hur de skapat musiken, i och med hur många utsvävningar och atmosfäriska element som återanvänds och sätts på en annan plats istället. Hela tiden i framåtrörelse, med de elektroniska instrumenten i högsta hugg, där vissa mellanpassager får ta tid på sig att röra sig fritt i ljudlandskapet och tillsammans med de redan kompakta och konstanta ljuden, skapa en världslig och öppen plats. De dunkande bastrummorna försvinner långsamt bort och sen kommer “Fastväxt” – en resa genom klaustrofobi och rymden. Man känner sig lite som Deckard i Bladerunner, kanske har Vangelis varit något av en influens i åtminstone denna låt, vem vet.

Egentligen så är det ingenting i titeln som ger avtryck i ljudlandskapet, mer än kanske den krypande trängsel som gör sig påmind. Man kommer ett steg närmre civilisationen och dess mindre charmiga drag. Den pulserande synten svävar långt ovan och pareras av snabba hi-hats och undermedvetet placerade elektroniska ljud. Låten i sig är hela tiden i rörelse och utnyttjar det till att långsamt utveckla låten till en monstruös men spektakulär upplevelse. Isorinne och Sander är ett solitt lag.

Ironiskt nog är “Papperstrassel” den mest omsorgsfulla låten av alla. Med en basgång att döda för och olika melodier som passar varandra perfekt, så kan man med gott samvete avsluta denna beskrivning utav Bandhagens Musikförening och säga att: Northern Electronics vet vad de sysslar med och har träffat helt rätt i detta släpp. Särskilt de sista två låtarna är obeskrivligt bra och det övergår ens förstånd varför detta projekt inte fått mer uppmärksamhet – det släpptes trots allt för två dagar sedan, dummer – men någon annan borde ha hunnit före, tycker man. Vi lever ju i en digital tidsålder.

Lyssna till en låt från släppet, nedanför, men införskaffa gärna en vinylskiva från Northern Electronics för det förhöjer upplevelsen märkbart. Trots allt är detta musik som borde lyssnas till via en vinylspelare och inte i hörlurarna, även om det gör sig bra där med.

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Intig – Modfälld

Över till något helt annat. Postrock möter depressiv black metal. Något man hört förut men som inte gjort avtryck på något sätt, då de flesta band i denna kategori inte är någonting att ha överhuvudtaget, men Intig har skapat ett intressant släpp i och med “Modfälld” – som är värt att lyssna på.

Från låten “It Always Comes Back“, känns det nästan som att detta släpp börjar med en seans. En inbjudan till vidare lyssning, med ett kreativt akustiskt ljud som förlitar sig väldigt mycket på reverb. Långsamt byggs låten upp av just – modfällda melodier som definitivt har en black metal-klang i sina toner. Här känns det som om det är introduktionen som långsamt byggs upp för att sedan i nästa andetag gå över till blastbeats och en märkbar förändring i form av skrikande, growlande i kombination med snabba, geniala riff.

Vilket är nästan vad som händer, för i nästa låt, “Wistful Nights” släpps all våldsam energi lös och bildar just några av de tidigare nämnda komponenter, som är precis det man väntat sig, egentligen. Även om DSBM inte är en favoritgenre så gör Intig det mer intressant. Trots att vissa riff kan kännas malplacerade så är den fylld till bredden av det som gör black metal så bra. Snabba trummor, utpräglad sångstil och den känsla som förmedlas via förvrängningen av riffen. Tyvärr så faller det platt ibland med den rena sångstilen, där den råa passionen snarare ligger i growlandet och de uttömda skriken.

Även om samma mellanakt präglas av den rena, självömkande sångstilen, så är “Forlorn” inte så illa den heller. Hade det skurits bort så hade denna låt varit närapå perfekt. Atmosfären är tung, den är definitivt mer post-rockig än den föregående låten och mellan trummornas slamrande och den koncentrerade rytmen, finns det utrymme för snabba utfall. Särskilt imponerande är faktiskt melodierna som gitarriffen avger, där det centrala är att skapa en sinnesstämning av guds nåde. Nästa låt, passande nog på ryska, gästas av Waldgeist – “К Забытой Вечности (feat. Waldgeist)” – vilket gör att den får en helt annan karaktär. Helt klart tar hans desperata skrik och growlande över, men är imponerande som in i. Det är verkligen dräpande rent känslomässigt. Märkligt nog lyckas han nå snäppet högre i intensitet – som om det inte var intensivt nog – och denna skicklighet tillsammans med blastbeats och ambitiösa riff, gör låten fulländad.

Den sista låten, “3 AM“, är inte särskilt imponerande rent sångmässigt eller när det kommer till lyriken. Resten är faktiskt helt okej, det är knivvassa övergångar och otroligt uppslukande att lyssna till om man glömmer bort de detaljerna. Förmodligen är detta även en av de låtar som har bäst melodier och där atmosfären är intakt från introt till slutet. En malström av det som gör Intig bra, i alla fall på detta släpp.

Ni kan lyssna till det nedanför och köpa släppet via deras bandcamp.

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SiSTAL – Species

Göteborgsbaserade skivbolaget IIVII sysslar med att släppa experimentell elektronisk musik och är sub-label till Substream Music Group. Här fanns “Species” av SiSTAL, vars släpp ger en inblick i deep techno, dub techno och ambient. Förmodligen tre genrer man inte direkt hört kombineras, men SiSTAL gör något intressant av två genrer som egentligen inte är särskilt intressanta i sig, nämligen: deep techno och dub techno.

I underjorden hörs ett ljud och det är “Siphonophores“, en konstant bråkmakare vars stora technolabbar studsar fram och tillbaka mellan bas, rytm och melodi. Även om det inte händer särskilt mycket i låten i sig, så är det de små nyanserna man bör hålla koll på eftersom att de sakteligen utvecklas till något större. På sex minuter hinner basen bli mer intensiv och de experimentella elektroniska ljuden visar sig på den styva linan. Det som gör låten är att rytmen är så svängig och att det går att hålla igång den så länge utan att det blir tråkigt att lyssna på.

Ophiuroidea” gör att rytm och melodi utvecklas tillsammans på ett organiskt sätt. Det känns som om de blir en del av varandra och för låten framåt. Känslan man får är skum, man kanske befinner sig någonstans man inte borde vara. Hela tiden är det en känsla av paranoia, vilket inte görs bättre utav ljuden som tillsammans bildar en massiv och ogenomtränglig ljudvall. Långsamt görs allting levande och genomträngande – det känns som om man på något hypnotiskt sätt är tvungen att lyssna vidare.

Aequorea” blir den låt som klart visar att SiSTAL är mer än rungande, konstanta rytmer och djupgående beats. Melodierna och de svepande syntarna i denna låt är helt klart något som påminner om STURQEN – i alla fall hur de använder sig av skarpa, elektrifierande och stormiga atmosfärer i sina låtar. Från de mer långtgående och målande elektroniska ljuden som svajar mellan ljudbilden och att vara utanför, på en sekund. Det känns som om någon tittat in, mixtrat lite till med ljuden och lyckats få till något som helt klart klår de föregående låtarna med hästlängder.

Remixerna av både “Ohpiuroidea” och “Ophiuroid/Siphonophores” ger tyvärr inget bestående intryck. Även om de har sina bra delar så är det helt klart de tre fristående låtarna som är bäst. Ni borde spana in detta släpp och lyssna på det i sin helhet via IIVII-bandcamp.