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Khalil – Rekonfiguration af form og personlig lyd

Kritik August 25 2017 Khalil-Press-Pic-1-e1500560354527

Khalil “The Water We Drink” (Posh Isolation, 2017) – anmeldelse af Emil Grarup

I dag udkommer trioen Khalils debutalbum på pladeselskabet Posh Isolation. Dette album er blevet navngivet “The Water We Drink” og kan siges at samle trådene fra tre musikere, der tidligere har bevæget sig i noget forskellige musikalske retninger: Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild, som normalt figurerer som forsanger i electropop-kvartetten When Saints Go Machine og den alternative popduo Cancer, som begge har fået en del opmærksomhed i både nationale og internationale musikmedier. Simon Formann, guitarist i den nu hedengangne postpunkkvartet Lower, halvdelen af technoduoen Age Coin og motoren bag soloprojektet Yen Towers. Og til sidst Villads Klint, primært kendt under aliaset Minais B, gennem hvilket han bl.a. har udgivet to eksperimenterende techno-bånd på det netop opløste båndselskab Blodrøde Floder. Læs resten

Blodrøde Floder – At gøre det urovækkende smukt

Kritik July 3 2017 flod

Minais B “Tråde” & Sansernes Rus/Arson-splitbånd (Blodrøde Floder, 2017) – anmeldelse af Emil Grarup

Det københavnske båndlabel Blodrøde Floder har valgt at gå i opløsning. Selskabet, som blev grundlagt af Jens Konrad og Søren i 2013, har igennem de sidste fire år etableret et bagkatalog, som indeholder nogle af de interessante nyere navne inden for ambient, noise og field recordings i Danmark: Argot, Hvide Nætter, Sansernes Rus, Tradework, Andreas Høegh og F.E. Denning.

Som en sidste gestus, før selskabet lukkede, nåede Blodrøde Floder at føje endnu to udgivelser til sit oeuvre, begge i båndformat: “Tråde” af Minais B og et unavngivent splitbånd produceret i samarbejde mellem Sansernes Rus og Arson. Læs resten

Lyra – Embracing the computer as an actual instrument (premiere & interview)

New Music May 1 2017 Lyra inlay færdig

By Alexander Julin

Lyra consists of Jens Konrad and Hjalte. Knowing each other since childhood, the two have spent a large part of their upbringing listening to and examining music together. While Hjalte hasn’t played in what he himself considers to be any serious project before Lyra, Jens Konrad has contributed to the musical landscape in Denmark as part of the label Blodrøde Floder, which used to put out Danish noise and ambient affiliated acts – including his own projects Sansernes Rus and Hvide Nætter.

In the meantime, while Blodrøde Floder has been put on standby for the time being, Hjalte and Jens Konrad started the label Petrola 80, on which they now will release their debut as Lyra, “Synkronudspring I Tomt Bassin” [Synchronized Dive Into an Empty Pool]. The first sketches for the tracks were made in October 2015 and finished half a year later. Now the tracks finally get a proper physical release.

Lyra differs from Jens Konrad’s former projects on Blodrøde Floder, being more of an artistic examination on how to approach techno, rather than exploring the potentials of noise and ambient music.

In their own words Petrola 80 is “a collective platform for showcasing the work of ourselves and our friends” with the intentions of releasing “many different kinds and genres of electronic music in a highly coherent way.

We’ve asked the duo about the working process behind their new EP, their intentions with Lyra and Petrola 80, and how they relate to what one might call Copenhagen’s musical “scene”. In addition to that, you can listen to the premiere of “Synkronudspring I Tomt Bassin” via Passive/Aggressive for a limited amount of time. Læs resten