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  • Age Coin 'Performance' - Cargo Records UK

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    Age Coin's newest recording, 'Performance,' drenches industrial-infused techno in high definition details, divining a cracked bump & flex from the condensation of a joyride.

    With a handful of tapes on Posh Isolation, as well as an album on Luke Younger's Alter, Kristian Emdal and Simon Formann have developed a project whose momentum and reputation has steadily escalated, finding common ground between electro-acoustic methods and quantised club nights. Both Emdal and Formann are best known as members of Lower (RIP), and both have since continued to devote themselves to a series of projects in the band's wake.

    Emdal has lately pivoted his time around Marching Church, a band comprised of some of Copenhagen's finest, whilst Formann has been working under the guise of Yen Towers, releasing his debut 12" on Posh Isolation earlier this year. "Trespassing on intimate territory," says Emdal of their new recording, Age Coin "cuts a transparent path for everyone to come walking."

    "The album is ultimately a joint effort to process past as well as present experiences within father son relations. In order to make things tangible, scenes are drawn from memory and merged in a shared fictional collage." 'Performance' thrillingly presents Emdal and Formann in a new cryptically lush aspect.

    There is a sense that one is watching a slide show—familiarity motions like the tide in the form of acoustic instrumentation, and porous synthesized terrains are crossed with a feeling, not a map, nor a memory. As one watches, the creeping ambience comes to be less an invasive sensation and more of a gravitational pull through time itself. It's as effortless as it is disorientating, like being stalked by a relic. Propellants ascend in to the foreground from all directions.

    Rhythmic NO2 afterglow comes in waves in reverse. Weightlessness is induced; and rebound. "Take in the view or let yourself be part of the language. Let the engine run and dip in to the swampy collective intelligence. ‘Performance’ is a hybrid memorial for all domestic actions committed in the name of love."

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Esprit
    2. Raptor
    3. Domestic l
    4. Damp

    Side B:
    1. Monday
    2. Domestic ll
    3. Protein
    4. Headron
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  • Body Sculptures 'A Body Turns to Eden' - Cargo Records UK

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    "Body Sculptures is a contemporary project that brings together five unique voices in European experimental electronic music today. The formative element is the collaborative pact between Sweden's Northern Electronics and Denmark's Posh Isolation. Last year marked both Body Sculptures' debut live performance —a highly notorious set at Berlin Atonal Festival 2015— as well as their debut recording, The Base Of All Beauty Is The Body.

    The disparate elements that have come to inform the project thus far are further refined and encoded in their new LP, A Body Turns To Eden. The aesthetic singularity of the project is owed to the distinguished backgrounds of the five contributing artists. Each perspective entails a varying set of working methods and sonic preferences, though it is the sensitivity with which the diversity of these practices are framed in Body Sculptures that assures the project its own space. Infamous for his caustic, pneumatic techno under the moniker of Varg, Jonas Rönnberg is the co-owner of Northern Electronics and is involved in the projects Ulwhednar (with Abdulla Rashim) and Dard Å Ranj Från Det Hebbershålska Samfundet.

    Erik Enocksson is a highly regarded Swedish composer who has scored countless independent productions. His orphaned soundtrack to the film Apan, remastered and reissued by Posh Isolation last year, was widely and favourable received. Frederikke Hoffmeier's industrial and experimental project Puce Mary has been the subject of much veneration in recent years.

    The frenziedcorrosiveness of both her recordings and live shows are increasingly charting the limits of intimacy. Ossian Ohlsson is from the industrial outfit Vit Fana, and has appeared across a number of compilations spanning both Northern Electronics and Posh Isolation.

    Loke Rahbek is the co-founder of Posh Isolation. As a member of Damien Dubrovnik and Lust For Youth, as well as under the moniker of Croatian Amor, he has developed a reputation for engulfing performances and compositions.

    The combinations of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the soiled traces of genre, and the mixed modes of experimentation, are here pitched as an eternal requiem, letting the play between the project's orthodox and unorthodox methods reflect a sharp fatalism.

    Each song presents familiarity and intimacy within an aura of claustrophobia. And as if out of a cruel awareness of this fact, unease blooms into a comforting form. A body turns to Eden as a conscience turns to an ideal confessor, A body rolls from a pyre / a conscience longs for a blasé saint."

    Tracklisting:
    1. Breath of Wind Sows the Seed
    2. A Body Turns To Eden
    3. Feet Into Soil
    4. On the flowers Face
    5. The Pyre
    6. Turning Field
    7. Turning Field ll Sunflower
    8. Scorched Earth
    9. A Collection of Ceramic Vases (Yves Saint Laurent buried in the Garden of his Marrakesh home)
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  • Croatian Amor 'Finding People' - Cargo Records UK

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    Finding People' is the newest recording from Croatian Amor, the morphing alias of Loke Rahbek.

    With last year's Croatian Amor album, 'Love Means Taking Action,' we witnessed a transformation in the project, its wide-eyed gaze having stared deep into the news feed, reengineering its heartstrings. 'Finding People' takes this even further.An assembly of choral traces and transmissions, these four new tracks are the project's clearest move towards pop.

    At the same time, this is perhaps the weirdest record yet from Croatian Amor, introducing a complexity that we have not previously seen. From the cut-up, granulated rhythm section and auto-tuned choir of the opener 'Sky Walkers', to the duetting ballad of 'Finding People'—featuring additional vocals from new name Khalil—the record never rests for long.

    The exploration is soothing, its search a tonic to the swarm of emotion it provokes.And while the four tracks on Finding People barely reach 20 minutes it still manages to present the sharpest vision of the project so far. Though filtered through cascading app windows, the amorous scenery at the project's core has not changed since its inception, even if there is a lot more green screen in the sequel.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1:Sky Walkers
    2:Keepers

    Side B:
    1:Breathe Into Me
    2:Finding People
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  • Croatian Amor 'Love Means Taking Action' - Cargo Records UK

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    Love Means Taking Action' is the new album from the multifaceted Copenhagen-based artist Loke Rahbek under his alias Croatian Amor. It is the first full-length Croatian Amor recording since 2014's 'The Wild Palms,' a release that was made available on cassette for a single month, and only in exchange for a nude self-portrait.

    'Love Means Taking Action' will receive a wider, conventional release on vinyl through Posh Isolation, on CD through Alter, and across digital platforms. With the stems comes an open invitation for anyone to use them as they see fit, making them public commons.

    Since the inception of the project, Croatian Amor has dealt with a mixture of fiction and reality, often using real events and places as a platform for a largely fictional play. Where there is playfulness, there is revelation. On 'Love Means Taking Action'—without a doubt the project's strongest work to date—the effect of the perpetual collaging of information is keenly felt.

    Short, unnerving moments appear with slick familiarity. Voices repeat and quietly glitch through tonal shifts. We are ushered along by the shuddering effect of the samples and field recordings on the pristine synthesis, with motifs and plot lines presented as quickly as they disintegrate. We are enticed to find comfort here but we are not guided through a space as with much ambient music.

    The textures and terrains that 'Love Means Taking Action' present form an array of scenarios with what at times feels like a punishing degree of indifference to the listener. We are bluntly shown snippets of impassioned architectures. It is a process that draws the listener in through alienation.

    There is something in the way that the music and track titles progress which is not unlike the experience of submitting to social media news feeds, where love stories become the neighbours of civil wars and selfies, and reports from refugee camps are presented next to advertisements for lifestyle magazines.

    'Love Means Taking Action' lets the fragmented motifs of fictions tenderly tug at reality’s patchwork veil. In the artist's own words, 'Love Means Taking Action' is "twelve tracks of very human electronic music."

    Tracklisting:
    1. An Angel Gets His Wings Clipped
    2. Nadim Call Emergence
    3. No Sex Club (Man)
    4. Any Life You Want
    5. Reality Summit
    6. Like Man
    7. Like Angel
    8. Refugee Turns To Safety
    9. Octopus Web
    10. Nadim Call Emergence II
    11. Like Animal
    12. Love Means Taking Action
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  • Croation Amor 'The World' - Cargo Records UK

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    ”The World” is the debut album by Croatian Amor, following a long row of limited tapes on Posh Isolation. ”The World” utilizes the same method of collaged melodies and real sounds, as the project has done up until now, but on the debut LP the pieces feel more thought out.

    The album runs like a soundtrack on which the actors’ voices were never cut from the score, field recordings and synth blends together in a beautiful yet nauseating audio pool. Transit, plastic interior, insomnia, pornography and being alone. Being alone in large groups of people, being alone in thousands of years of civilisation, being alone in a lover’s bed copulating.

    Euro magic, bubble-gum industrial, 1989.

    Tracklisting:
    1. LA Hills Burn At The Peak Of Winter
    2. Olympia Dies Soon
    3. Generations
    4. The Lovers
    5. New Year
    6. Stockholm
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  • Damien Dubrovnik 'Great Many Arrows' - Cargo Records UK

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    Damien Dubrovnik 'Great Many Arrows'

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    Great Many Arrows' is the 6th studio album from Damien Dubrovnik, the Danish duo of Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard. It is also the 200th release on their Posh Isolation label, marking 8 years for both the label and project. The label's inception came with Damien Dubrovnik's debut album, and since then the two have been inseparable. Without Damien Dubrovnik there would most likely have been no Posh Isolation, and vice versa.

    'Great Many Arrows' is undoubtedly a high point in the varied discographies of both Rahbek and Stadsgaard. It is the most realized Damien Dubrovnik recording to date, and a standout in Posh Isolation's troves.As a record, 'Great Many Arrows' manages to translate the intensity of the duo's often unrestrained live shows in to carefully crafted studio productions. Unlike the pair's earlier and largely electronic recordings, the compositions on 'Great Many Arrows' set organs, cellos, violas, wind and other acoustic instruments against the backdrop of an electronic landscape.

    The new toolset is as apparent on the surface as it is in the enclosed detail, taking the project further from its noise roots than it has ever been. This is not to say that Rahbek and Stadsgaard have traded ferocity for formal constraint. It is rather the opposite. While 'Great Many Arrows' is certainly the pair's most 'musical' work to date, its veneer of accessibility might also make it their most terrifying.

    The strength of the recording lies here in the interaction between the melodic, acoustic instrumentation and the bulldozing electronics. Moments of beauty and light are transfigured into utter chaos and rage, the mesmerising change an expression of the equal and opposite form's natural sway as it beckons and slips between its own passing.

    'Great Many Arrows' takes its name from a historic archery competition in Kyoto, Japan, in which archers would shoot as many arrows as possible for a 24 hour period. On April 26, 1686, Wasa Daihachiro from Kishū successfully shot 8,133 out of 13,053 arrows, averaging 544 arrows an hour, or 9 arrows a minute, becoming the record holder.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Arrow 1
    2. Arrow 2
    3. Arrow 3
    4. Arrow 4
    5. Arrow 5
    6. Arrow 6
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  • Erik Enocksson 'Apan' - Cargo Records UK

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    'Apan' was written as a companion piece for the Swedish film of the same name – directed by fellow swede Jesper Ganslandt.

    In the early process of creating the film it became obvious that it should not contain any music, and that is how we know the film, with all it’s crushing silence. Meanwhile the music that Erik Enocksson wrote and recorded, inspired by the film is one of the most piercing and beautiful pieces of modern film score.

    Based solely around synthesizer and bass and depending largely on tape saturation of those, it is the noisiest piece to be found in Erik Enocksson’s stunning catalogue.

    It is also maybe one of the strongest; the balance between the loudness of his machinery and the fragility of the compositions is a both violent and extremely beautiful experience.

    Tracklisting:
    1. I
    2. II
    3. III
    4. IV
    5. V
    6. VI
    7. VII
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  • Hvide Sejl, Varg & F. Valentin 'Brazil' PRE-ORDER

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    Hvide Sejl, Varg & F. Valentin 'Brazil' PRE-ORDER

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    Release Date: 27/10/2017

    Much needed reissue of 'Brazil,' a collaborative work by three spearheads of Scandinavian electronic music today.

    The original edition was presented in a limited run of four cassettes, boxed and with an accompanying book. This timely reissue comes as a remastered double LP set, inviting a new set of listeners to the work.

    Four sides of uniquely textured summer ambience, industrial rhythms, synthesizer pieces, and piano works, complete 'Brazil.' The luxuriant melodic drones of Loke Rahbek’s Hvide Sejl project converge with the percussive work of Varg and the largely acoustic work of Frederik Valentin of Kyo, producing a fragile beauty.

    There is a sense of narrative to 'Brazil.' The work cryptically leads us through a small collection of moving panoramas. Keeping its distance, the storyline remains perpetually obscured. Like a crime unsolved, or a nameless love letter, as greater detail comes into focus the intrigue blooms. A multifaceted affair for multifaceted affairs.

    "Things were somehow so good that they were in danger of becoming very bad because what is fully mature is very close to rotting."

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. A Vase on a Table
    2. & A Painting in a Room
    3. Botany (Blonde)
    4. Decades of Fashion

    Side B:
    5. Privacy
    6. Over the Course of a few Weeks
    7. Shoulder Dislocated During Intercourse

    Side C:
    8. Like Fruits in a Bowl
    9. Left in the Sun (Men in Love)

    Side D:
    10. Women in Love
    11. Brazil
    12. Water Colour (Brunette)
    13. Till the Flowers Wilt
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  • Internazionale 'The Pale and the Colorful' - Cargo Records UK

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    Internazionale 'The Pale and the Colorful'

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    The Pale and the Colorful is the first album of Internazionale presented on vinyl by Posh Isolation after a near flood of limited tape releases both through his own remarkable Janus Hoved label and through Posh Isolation.

    The Pale and the Colorful is a logical summary of Internazionales work up to this point and is the prime example of the sensual synthetic meditations he has come to be known for.

    The clear pop sensibility to his compositions are clouded with noises and ambiguous field recordings and it is somehow hard to really figure out if the music intends to lift us up or hold us down.

    What is certain is that no Internazionale release up to this point reaches the level of this new album.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Bells Of Addiction
    2. Ruby Heart
    3. Initials
    4. They Taught Us To Count The Days
    5. Protection Glass (Love Is The Cure)
    6. The Pale And The Colourful
    7. Ivy Covered Windows
    8. White Peacock
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  • Khalil 'The Water We Drink' PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    The Water We Drink' is the debut album from Khalil, a close confidante of Posh Isolation, and naturally a project close to the heart. With an iridescent shower of auto-tuned vocals and encrypted synthetic forms, Khalil presents a luminous route into a future of cadences pitched to a crushing intensity.

    As the new project of Nikolaj Vonsild, best known for his pop endeavours in the synth quartet When Saints Go Machine, as well as his acoustic duo Cancer, Khalil is his strongest vision to date. The collaborative platform for Vonsild's searing angelic/alien vocals is produced with Simon Formann, better know as Yen Towers and formerly of Lower (RIP), along with Villas Klint.

    With water we feel differently. Indifferently of course, it approaches our sense of touch quite unlike any other matter or form. It slips and caresses, appealing to a sensuality so intuitive it barely registers beyond its immediacy. It's an urgency that always arrives. The ocean tells us so on the shore; a perennial pleasure, a forgivable obsession. That the coast, its container, the edge of where we safely stand and where water waits, is a form just as much as it is a dissolving place, then considering a design such as that of an Evian natural spring water bottle amounts to staring at the stars.

    Thematically, Khalil draws constellations and cites emotive signals with this kind of deep union between form and touch. Finding perhaps a place undiscovered.Across the album the impulses of the romantic lyricism are diverted through artificial mechanisms and unnatural vocal terrains.

    Set against a melodic chorus of fractured pop, there is a certain sense in which the aching wane of Khalil feels like an ensemble of identities grasping for a form as water may grasp for land.If there's reason to feel that bottled water is a portable piece of something greater than ourselves, then Khalil distributes high definition pop tropes with the same logic. The radio is an ocean, and Khalil's longing a hydrating force.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Trapper
    2. Rest My Head Against A Wall Of Water
    3. Gigds
    4. Submit So Deep
    5. Estate Straight Line
    6. Herat
    7. Always Wanted To Ride In A Place Like This
    8. Natures Envy
    9. Sculpture No Solid
    10. The White Hoodie I Wear Because I Love You
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  • KYO 'Aktuel Musik' - Cargo Records UK

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    Aktuel Musik' is the second release from Kyo, a duet of Hannes Norrvide and Frederik Valentin.

    Norrvide is best known as the protagonist of synth trio Lust For Youth, though his recent solo techno productions under the guise of Norin have also been met with critical praise.

    Together with Danish music's enfant terrible, Valentin, whose musical history is as difficult to trace as it is to comprehend, Kyo is a project nourished by the orbit of two individuals around impassioned collectives.

    Following on from their Posh Isolation debut, 'Potentiel Musik,' 'Aktuel Musik' presents eight pieces of emotive and luminesced experimentation. Utilising electronics, acoustic motifs, and aching instrumentation for—most prominently—woodwind and piano, Kyo softly unfold the structures that bind their work to the many genres being addressed.

    Romantic synth lines submerge free jazz drumming, playfully scattering an appeal to the cerebral in the sensuous. The most brilliant aspect of this lies in one of the record's most pointed qualities: the incredibly subtle use of dissonance, which compresses the enveloping sense of introspection in 'Aktuel Musik' into diamond form. The whispered field recordings corral the moments of listless instrumentation into snapshots of a cosmic metropolis.

    This is most keenly felt in the orchestral swells that fall away to reveal a soloist on a decaying pedestal, improvising their fate. These acts are invariably swept into dazzling marches that propel 'Aktuel Musik' with the gentle force of wide-eyed exploration.

    Kyo's 'Aktuel Musik' carries the listener away with finesse, but always with the wit to withhold the destination. If 'aktuel music' is 'current music,' then what one may behold in Kyo's work is a new future. The present is beautiful.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Untitled
    2. Untitled
    3. Untitled
    4. Untitled
    5. Untitled
    6. Untitled
    7. Untitled
    8. Untitled
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  • KYO 'I Musik' - Cargo Records UK

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    I Musik' is the third piece from Kyo, a duet of Hannes Norrvide and Frederik Valentin.

    With each release the pair make a shift in the project's aesthetic equilibrium, forcing a new constellation of resonances, handing us a new beauty. 'I Musik' presents another wondrous movement in the narrative, like discovering a secret escalator that passes everything you want from a new angle.

    The melodramatic pause that their previous album circled with enthusiasm is now considered from a greater distance. Perhaps it is because we have now arrived somewhere? There is a hopeful melancholia that has come with this distance, and it is put to use to describe a scene that feels as human as it is synthetic, as if the world you know is now behind glass. Futures imagined are being recalled, futures undiscovered are being explored—Norrvide and Valentin manage to encode a sense of endlessness to such processes quite casually.

    The acoustic surfaces brush electronic reflections with an understated sincerity, all of which feels whispered to you by a familiar voice in familiar phrases. There is such a quiet future being invoked on 'I Musik,' yet we don't know what this quiet may come to be defined against, or if it will come to be defined at all. It's a stillness that isn't fully grasped, and it needn't be. This is its beauty.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Universal Audio
    2. Azzurra
    3. Darkblue / Seagrey
    4. Life Digest
    5. Adding Patterns

    Side B:
    1. Johanna
    2. Urban Tactical
    3. Windbreaker
    4. Snap
    5. Data Carriers
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  • Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary 'The Female Form' - Cargo Records UK

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    Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary 'The Female Form'

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    The Female Form is the second collaborative record between two of Copenhagen’s most prolific experimental music personas. Frederikke Hoffmeier’s Puce Mary project is known from several solo records on Posh Isolation and her collaborative releases with Sewer Election, as well as almost countless shows and performances all over the world.

    Loke Rahbek is probably best known for his work as half of Posh Isolation and his projects under the aliases Croatian Amor, Damien Dubrovnik, Lust for Youth, Vår and an impressive body of work manifested both as records, performances and strange places in between.

    Together they have previously released ‘The Closed Room’ on Posh Isolation in 2011 and now, four years later, they are ready with the second record of their planned trilogy. The Female Form was recorded partly in their shared studio in Copenhagen located inside the venue and studio complex Mayhem, and partly at the historical Electro-Acoustic EMS studio in Stockholm.

    Thematically the record deals with intimacy and the (im)possible relation of the sexes. It is obvious that the two artists have grown vastly, both as composers and lyricists since their last collaborative effort. Still, it feels like ‘The Female Form’ follows where ’The Closed Room’ left of, walking a path in between industrial, drone and electro acoustic music.

    The room is still closed, the doors are shut and windows covered, whatever insight the listener is granted is the kind of insight you get peeping through the keyhole or the crack between the curtains. Every motion is obscured and the outcome uncertain. Still, the seven pieces that form ’The Female Form’ is a demanding and intriguing venture into the two artists’ world, even if we are left at the doorstep with the door closed in front of us.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Swim
    2. A Body Reimagined
    3. Swim ll
    4. Liquefying of the flesh
    5. The Female Form
    6. With Complete Will
    7. Closure
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  • Mats Erlandsson 'Valentina Tereshkova' - Cargo Records UK

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    Valentina Tereshkova' is a record from Swedish musician Mats Erlandsson.

    Erlandsson is based in Stockholm where he works as an engineer at Elektronisk Musik Studion, commonly known as EMS, and is an active part of the concert and festival planning of events like Nordberg and Sound of Stockholm. 'Valentina Tereshkova' is his debut album.

    On 16 June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to fly in space.
    She spent 2 days and 22 hours alone in space, manually operating the Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6.

    Erlandsson's ’Valentina Tereshkova’ is a record made up of 5 pieces of electroacoustic music. It would be easy to argue that the Valentina of the Soviet space mission and the one of Erlandsson's record are different characters all together, however there is a feeling of spatiality in Erlandsson's music that one could speculate is not unlike that of being in a vessel like Vostok 6: a small room surrounded by infinite space, and maybe most importantly, a room that allows for just one person.

    Erlandsson is a craftsman, a quality most keenly felt in the focused structure of his drone pieces. It is reflexive, heavy-hearted music that almost cynically dissects itself for the listener; the pieces themselves apologise for their melancholia with their compositional brilliance.
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  • Norin 'Reflekterar' - Cargo Records UK

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    Norin 'Reflekterar'

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    Hannes Norrvide has had a busy year, it has been only six months since the latest album from Lust For Youth was released and since then he has released the debut album of Norin in the shape of February’s “Bakom Planteringen", he has released his collaborative work with Frederik Valentin under the name Kyo with June's “Aktuel Musik” LP and the earlier “Potentiel Musik” cassette album.

    Now he is ready with the second vinyl release under his Norin guise. “Reflektera” sees Hannes Norrvide further explore the textures of hazed out underwater acid that he instigated on his debut.

    On "Reflektera" it is paired with a more aggressive DNA coding, especially the track “Nästan” that opens the B-side, washes of static bleed into alarm like synth pulses and the nearly broken beats. Bridging the industrial patterns of his recent tape “Skisser och Idéer Från Frankrigshusene” with the Nautical pulse of his debut album.

    "Reflektera" is made up of three new tracks from Norin - three tracks that all seem to agree on a program, a program of building things for the sole purpose of tearing them down again.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Samtal Med Mig Sjalv

    Side B:
    2. Plotsligt Och Sjalvklart
    3. Nästan
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  • Olymphia 'Music for a Dance Performance' - Cargo Records UK

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    Olymphia is the shared work of Kristian Emdal and Loke Rahbek and their first LP finds them in an electro-acoustic blur between rhythmical work, music concrete and modular and string based drones.

    'Music for a Dance Performance' was recorded over two years between Copenhagen’s Mayhem and Stockholm’s EMS studios. 'Music for a Dance Performance' shows Olymphia parting with their former figure of intense physical music and moving towards a more refined yet no less intense expression. A triumphant mutation of audio media, like going from athletics to dance.

    Dance demands a degree of service higher than any other performing arts or sport. In sport the signs of effort are not concealed. On the contrary, making an effort visible is part of the display - people expect it. Dance is quite different. Actions within the dance performance should seem effortless and enact being both completely in the body, whilst at the same time transcending it.

    With Olymphia’s debut album, Emdal and Rahbek are portraying a not yet executed dance performance through five pieces of seemingly effortless dialogue. 'Music For a Dance Performance' is ultimately an ode to the potential of dance.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Carpet of crushed seashells covering parts of the floor
    2. Copper Thread in a knot around the performer’s genitals

    Side B:
    3. White Clothing and Bare Feet
    4. 100 bottles of sparkling mineral water
    5. Digital Print on Cotton Paper
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    Puce Mary 'The Spiral'

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    'The Spiral' is Frederikke Hoffmeiers third solo LP for Posh Isolation under her Puce Mary moniker, and follows where last year's critically acclaimed 'Persona' left off.

    Working more precisely than ever, 'The Spiral' binds the listener in a tight web of sharp synthesizers, hammering percussion, obscured vocals, field recordings, and blistering noise.

    Puce Mary manages to at once honour the history of industrial music and noise, as well as transform it. 'The Spiral' is harsh, but the aggression of the compositions never feels unnecessarily overstated. It is an album that is easy to get dragged into but brutally hard to get out of, disclosing the underhand of control as censurable nurture.

    'The Spiral' goes through an extreme spectre of emotions, trying to be everything, feel everything, at once. The vestige of safety in dominance and submission is antagonised as audience and artist take turns being dealt blows.

    'The Spiral' charts this instability as a perennial tonic in sound. With an already impressive discography and live career, Frederikke Hoffmeier has manifested herself as a key voice in new industrial music.

    'The Spiral' is further proof that she has earned her praise.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Spiral
    2. Night is a Trap ll
    3. The Temptation to Exist
    4. Enter Into Them
    5. Masks are Aids ll
    6. The Actor
    7. No Memory
    8. Slow Agony of a Dying Orgasm
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  • Vanity Productions 'Only the Grains of Love Remain'

    Posh Isolation

    Vanity Productions 'Only the Grains of Love Remain'

    £14.99

    This latest work from Vanity Productions is a turbulence steadied to rest with care, and marks a critical high point in the project's evolution.As the nom de plume of Posh Isolation's co-founder Christian Stadsgaard, there is a deeply private yet fiercely empathic quality to 'Only the Grains of Love Remain.'

    Pirouetting between his collaborative work with Loke Rahbek as Damien Dubrovnik, as well as The Empire Line with Varg and Iron Sight, to name just Stadsgaard's most recent activity, the inwardness reserved for Vanity Productions is perhaps a necessary step. That the emotive experimentation should generate such a touching soliloquy is an arresting watermark, presenting 'Only the Grains of Love Remain' as the most eloquent work of the project to date.

    Following on from 'Mardini' last year, 'Only the Grains of Love Remain' takes a delicate and determined route through the terrain of Vanity Productions. Mapped with musique concrète's metrics, there is an uneasy sensation between guilty revulsion and cosmic longing captured in the moments of harmony.

    Dissolving these small bursts of clarity-through-agony is however not a matter of exploring intensity with volume, or other such devices and motifs. With an almost bitter precision, Stadsgaard continually spikes the grounding compositional elements with unnervingly distant patterns of crisp synthetic alloys. Where weighted, gothic passages are undone into peaceful plateaus, and there is a sense of coveted respite from the body's adrenal chemistry.

    Temporality is suspended, enough to solicit reflection. As the work coasts the mesh of decision/indecision, witness/actor, falling/flying, however it strikes, one gets the sense that the after-image of noise being articulated is in the end giving way to a greater cathartic broadcast that 'Only the Grains of Love Remain' documents: life, love, and thought.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. The Silk of Life
    2. The Crack in Everything

    Side B:
    3. Blue Eyes Reflection
    4. Only the Grains of Love Remain

    Release Date: 13/10/2017
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