Passive/Aggressive

Maria W Horn – A haunted soundtrack for the dismantling of the misogynist traditions

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Maria W Horn “Kontrapoetik” (co-released by XKatedral and Portal Editions, 2018) – review by Sandra S. Borch

What caused the Swedish composer Maria W Horn’s sounds of burning turmoil is a combination of the sound itself and the intense narrative which she has based her album upon. Maria W Horn explores the past of her home region, Ångermanland, in the north of Sweden. The region is the site of Sweden’s largest documented execution of women accused of witchcraft in 1674 in the form of burning and decapitations. This theme is extremely explicit through the entire album. It comes with a thorough description of mystery, death, ill-fated dogmas, and this is the sound you can hear on the record. She is not out for blood nor revenge. The title alone points at something not poetic, something far from romantic and idyllic. The album is a mirror of horror, a form of skillfully engineered intensity. Læs resten

Speaker Bite Me – Fortidens skygger falder på fremtiden

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Speaker Bite Me ”Future Plans” – anmeldelse af Lasse Skjold Bertelsen, foto: Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir

Et af Danmarks allerbedste støjrockbands gennem tiden er tilbage efter 11 års udgivelsespause med den umiddelbart optimistiske pladetitel ”Future Plans”. Hvad titlen nok snarere refererer til, er den ustabile fornemmelse af noget ubestemmeligt, der kan ligge mellem håbet om en bedre verden og et desillusioneret opråb bestående af politiske paroler. Læs resten

Chris Shields – Leaves are changing colors, head is turning from the sun towards hands and the ground (mixtape)

English October 14 2018

Mixtape by Chris Shields, introduction by Simon Christensen.

Copenhagen-based musician, producer and sculpturist Chris Shields, also performing under the monikers Ro, Marcel Du Swamp and in the duo Vid Edda, grew up split between Baltimore and relatives on the European continent, mostly in the Alps. As his own music draws from a wide range of sources, so does this new autumn mixtape “Leaves are changing colors, head is turning from the sun towards hands and the ground”, made for Passive/Aggressive. The mixtape reflects the sounds of Ro/Chris Shields who envelopes both noise music, musique concrète, field recordings, recorded speech, modular synthesizer systems as well as handcrafted instruments in wood.

Leaves are changing colors, head is turning from the sun towards hands and the ground. A collection of favorites to enjoy. Track list below.

Frk. Jacobsen – Lange, lyse tråde rækker ind i et scenerum

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Frk. Jacobsen “Thin Dry Sticks” (eget værelse, 2018) – anmeldelse af Morten Hviid Melsen

Der er gået fem år, siden Frk. Jacobsens debut-ep, “Lobsters”, begavede os med en håndfuld dejligt spraglede kompositioner, der berettede om utilsigtede mord, hummere på afveje og vandmeloner, der faktisk er hjerner. Nu følges “Lobsters” op af fuldlængdeudgivelsen “Thin Dry Sticks”. Læs resten