Passive/Aggressive

Yves Tumor – I spændingsfeltet mellem det æteriske og det deliriske

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Af Emil Grarup

Amerikanske Yves Tumor, hvis formelle navn angiveligt er Sean Lee Bowie, og som angiveligt har base i den italienske by Torino, har udsendt en opfølger til sidste års brillante “Serpent Music” på Berlin-pladeselskabet PAN. Albummet har fået titlen “Experiencing the Deposit of Faith” og blev, uden nogen forudgående annoncering, uploadet på Soundcloud d. 13. september og er altså ikke udgivet på noget selskab. Det er hans første solo-udgivelse siden “Serpent Music” og er det første, han udgiver siden mixtapet “Trump$America”, som han producerede i samarbejde med Dedekind Cut og medgrundlæggeren af NON, Chino Amobi. Læs resten

Dedekind Cut ‘$uccessor’ – Liberating ambient music from predictability and whiteness

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Dedekind Cut “$uccessor” (NON Worldwide/Hospital Productions, 2016) – Review by Ivna Franić

Having broken off with the Lee Bannon and ¬ b monikers – possibly for good – Dedekind Cut’s Fred Warmsley kicked off 2016 with an interesting although not entirely satifying collaboration with Rabit, followed by the merely solid single “Last”. It wasn’t until this past spring’s “American Zen” EP that the direction in which Warmsley was heading began to take shape. A gorgeous ambient release that could almost pass for a full-length album, “American Zen” signalled not only the sounds that Dedekind Cut would go on further exploring, but also a fresh approach to the topics he had already shown interest in, mostly through mixes and one-off tracks.

As if to make sure he provided us with the right context for his debut LP, in the days before its release Warmsley posted a marathon “Ambient Essentials” playlist which, among other things, confirmed Enya’s newly legitimate influence and served as a welcome reminder of the more and less contemporary ambient touchstones. Læs resten

Årets udgivelser, koncerter m.m. (skribenternes lister)

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Årets bedste udgivelser, koncerter m.v. ifølge redaktionen og øvrige skribenter med tilknytning til P/A. Læs resten

Lytning som en politisk handling – Årets danske og internationale udgivelser 2016 (udvalgt af redaktionen)

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Indledning

Årslister er noget af det mest forvirrende. De kan laves efter alle mulige kriterier, men det bliver sjældent udtalt, når listen endelig kommer ud. Er en årsliste over albums valgt ud fra de objektivt bedste albums det år? Er det et demokratisk udvalg af, hvad flest mulige har elsket? Er det en øvelse i det obskure, hvor kvaliteten handler mere om at bringe de glemte udgivelser frem i lyset? Eller er det en politisk handling, der sørger for at repræsentere de kunstnere, som ellers bliver udelukket af musikbranchen? Læs resten

Rabit & Dedekind Cut – Practicing different styles, all at once

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Rabit & Dedekind Cut ”R&D” – Review by Ivna Franic

The collaboration between Eric Burton aka Rabit and Fred Warmsley fka Lee Bannon under his new, mathematical moniker, Dedekind Cut, might have seemed odd at first and perhaps even destined to result in an unhappy marriage of airy beats and aggressive gun machine sounds. However, to those familiar with Warmsley’s output as Dedekind Cut, the whole thing should come as a natural continuation of his recent musical forays, also providing a welcome outlet for both artists to explore some often overlooked aspects of their work.

The opening track, ”i” starts the EP off in a calm if slightly anxious manner, sounding almost gentle in comparison to, say, ”Advent”, the ominous opener of Rabit’s 2015 album, ”Communion”. Well, at least that’s what it seems like for the first minute and a half until the twisted vocal samples come in along with bleak breakcore rhythms, turning the track into an altogether different beast. Læs resten