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.
1. Carpet of crushed seashells covering parts of the floor
2. Copper Thread in a knot around the performer's genitals
3. White Clothing and Bare Feet
4. 100 bottles of sparkling mineral water
5. Digital Print on Cotton Paper