Passive/Aggressive

Angeles & Internazionale – Desolate electronics and echoes of abandoned spaces

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Angeles & Internazionale ”Vigilance” (Janushoved, 2017) – Review by Ivna Franić

Copenhagen tape label Janushoved kicked the year off with several new cassette releases of recordings by Liberty Uganda, Mercury Ribbon, Tevere, and one intriguing duo. Angeles & Internazionale is a collaboration between Soho Rezanejad – whom you might have heard on Croatian Amor’s latest record, if nowhere else, and Mikkel Valentin Dunkerley – the head of Janushoved, member of Rosen & Spyddet and man of many other monikers. Although Internazionale has a new solo album coming out on Posh Isolation these days, which might hopefully bring him some well-deserved exposure, the beautiful ”Vigilance” tape with Angeles should not go unnoticed. Læs resten

Soft Armour – Nye digitale landskabsmutationer

Kritik March 29 2017 S_A_

Soft Armour “Multi Terrain” (Infinite Waves, 2017) – Anmeldelse af Sandra S. Borch


Titlen på danske Soft Armour aka Christian Hougaards seneste udgivelse, “Multi Terrain”, er også betegnelsen for en ny type camouflage, som den britiske hær udviklede i 2009. Multi Terrain er en hybrid af et firefarvet skema sat sammen i et særligt mønster, der gør uniformen brugbart i flere forskellige terræner, deraf navnet. Produceret med det formål, at soldater kan bevæge sig i et bredt spektrum af terræner, krydse territorier og passe ind i flere forskellige landskaber i samme uniform.

Den idé bliver afspejlet i “Multi Terrain”, hvor Christian Hougaard bruger lag af synths og forskudte rytmer til at skabe tekstur og mening. Læs resten

Opaque – Dedicated listening at a proper club night? (live review)

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Review of Opaque electronic journey w/ Peder Mannerfelt, Yen Towers etc. at Ideal Bar, February 3 2017 – by Ivna Franić / photo: Lea Anić

Friday saw the first installment of Opaque electronic journey, a new series of events in Copenhagen dedicated to techno, ambient and noise, aiming to “create a space for the dedicated listener”. The idea of bringing together experimental/noise electronic acts and techno DJs seems like a simple but effective way to challenge the conservative club culture, often averse to overly adventurous and/or unpleasant sounds. Putting this idea to practice, however, might not always turn out entirely as planned. Læs resten

Jonathan Pyon – Metallisk melankoli mellem puls og stilstand

Blog January 26 2017 pyon-cover

Af Joachim Haugbølle

Bag synonymet Jonathan Pyon gemmer sig den danske musiker Alexander Holm. På “World Pool” (Sensorisk Verden) udforsker han mødet mellem ambient techno og et minimalistisk elektronisk udtryk, der dyrker et metallisk klingende lyddesign.

“World Pool” er udgivet på Holms eget label, Sensorisk Verden. Det unge selskab har siden starten af 2016 også udgivet en håndfuld bånd – herunder Alexander Holms musique concrète-samarbejde med Felia Gram-Hanssen “Folded Earth/Double Exposure”. Derudover har Sensorisk Verden også stået bag en række udstillinger og performance art. Læs resten