Passive/Aggressive

Infinite Waves – Dokumentation af den bølgende ambiens i lokalmiljøet (interview)

December 13 2018

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Af Alexander Julin

Selskabet Infinite Waves har længe været en fremtrædende figur indenfor den danske eksperimentelle musik med et mangefold af båndudgivelser såvel som enkelte LP’er over de seneste år. Specielt de seneste års udgivelser har haft et stilistisk slægtsskab, idet de på forskellig vis har arbejdet inden for og undersøgt ambient-musikkens potentialer.

En bølgende og ofte æterisk fornemmelse, der meget generelt kan siges at gøre sig gældende for ambientgenren som sådan, går igen på størstedelen af selskabets udgivelser, såsom Soft Armours “Multi Terrain”, Birchs “Doldreams” eller Futuras “Live at La Blanca“, for blot at lave nogle enkelte nedslag. Det samme kan siges om selskabets nye udgivelse, “Still Water”, der ligesom sin forgænger “Underwater Gestures” (2017) er en tredobbelt båndkompilation med seks forskellige, fortrinvist danske artister, nye såvel som velkendte Infinite Waves-navne.

I anledning af den nye kompilation bringer vi et interview med Infinite Waves’ bagmand, Bjarke Rasmussen, om udgivelsen, der tæller Kai Oke, Grøn, Miro, Antti Tolvi, C.R. Hougaard og Birch. Læs resten

Lost Lands Festival 2018 – Partying and experimenting with the apocalyptic hippies (live report)

English August 26 2018 LLX

Lost Lands Festival, Copenhagen, August 17-18 – review by Wieland Rambke, photos: Cameron Pagett

For its third installment this year, Lost Lands seized the grounds of a small space on Copenhagen’s Refshaleøen and transformed it into a magical clearing. Approaching the festival a day before it started, the first thing I saw was the shape of a rusty boat hall, lying in the landscape like an enormous metal bug. It turned out to be the indoor stage, where half of the concerts where held.

Outside again, I came upon a yard framed and dominated by fresh, solid wood work. This, I learned, was the outdoor stage and bar area. Set between decaying industrial architecture and natural overgrowth, this spot on Refshaleøen became a fitting place for a festival that seeks to combine bold, decidedly left-field and challenging electronic music from a multitude of genre directions. Noise, ambient, hardcore techno, synth-pop: All these attributions dissolved and became irrelevant. Both in the concerts of many individual artists, as well as their combination as a whole. The whole point of the festival is not to cater to a specific field or genre, but to provide a place for those with a love/passion/obsession for unusual and daring music. This element, common to the artists, the audience and the organizers, made for two days of ever-surprising concerts. Læs resten