Passive/Aggressive

Disformation – Liberating music from all kinds of context (interview)

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By Wieland Rambke

How do you create a space without a context? This question lies at the heart of new-founded experimental music label Disformation, conceived by Casper Gottlieb and Jesper Bagger Hviid of Copenhagen-based noise act GOHV. In its output, the label seeks to release music that pits itself against the very notion of context: Disformation rejects the creation of narratives as a whole.

For the listener, every attempt at being able to personally relate to the label’s output is denied in favour of releases that seek to isolate music as much as possible from any associative frame. What remains is music that is as blatant as it is abject. Music that is simultaneously cloaked and in-your-face.

But how do you create a space with no boundaries, without any points of reference? What remains when the backgrounds disappear? Læs resten

Partners – 2017-mixtape #1

Blog December 8 2017

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Af Alexander Julin

2017 har budt på adskillige spændende kvalitetsudgivelser fra et utal af forskellige bånd- og pladeselskaber. Det virker ikke som nogen overdrivelse at sige, at både kvaliteten og frekvensen af de danske uafhængige pladeselskaber er accelereret i de senere år. I anledning af årets ende har vi bedt en mindre række danske pladeselskaber hver kuratere et mixtape, som de føler repræsenterer essensen af deres eget virke i kraft af deres seneste og kommende udgivelser såvel som andre artister, der har været i størst rotation hos dem selv i løbet af i år. Læs resten

Wolf Eyes – The demonic joy of decay (live report)

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Wolf Eyes + GOHV + Vanity Productions, Mayhem, August 14 – A live report by Wieland Rambke

For a long time the label of noise rock hasn’t really applied anymore to Wolf Eyes. They are drawing on noise, rock, free jazz, metal, experimental electronics, new composition…
The list could go on forever – in other words, trying genres to pinpoint the group is pointless. Call it “Music”, and you will get closer. Yes, tropes of many genres are applied, but they are only starting points. The secret does not lie in the application of genres: Wolf Eyes can lean in any direction without falling over. They do combine genres, but their real strength lies in their sense of context. Læs resten