new to stock as of
november 1st, 2011
|semata productions (usa) #sem-019 cs|
alvars orkester “profess” c45 cassette
|october 2011 release ; ... first (new) release in some years from old buds jan “frak” svensson (curator of the influential borft label) & ideal’s joachim nordwall ...|
... four tracks of mutant “minimal synth” grappling(s) with a heavy mid-80’s bent ...
|semata productions press release...|
sem-019 alvars orkester - profess c45
jan svensson (frak, borft records) and joachim nordwall (skull defekts, ideal recordings) have been recording and performing as alvars orkester since the late 80's and have amassed a modest discography in that time, always releasing choice cuts focused on quality, not quantity, in contrast to many of their contemporaries. jan and joachim's versatility has been inspirational around these parts, both of them moving around dance music templates, abstract and cold electronics, drone, noise, rock, ect, all things dear to us, with such ease, it's hard not to be impressed.
on 'profess' alvars orkester take their sound one step further and deliver an impressive song cycle of psychedelic industrial electronic music. throbbing analog synths and hi frequency bent electronics lay the base for this pyscho spiritual journey, filled with fear. the sense of urgency, claustrophobia and paranoia are prevalent throughout giving you moments of release, but only briefly as the derangement begins to take hold yet again. no one chord minor triad pad 'zones' here, not for the weak of heart - if you can stomach it, strap in and get fucked.
edition of 100: pro-dubbed on black type ii high bias cassettes with 2-panel j card>, silkscreened shells & shrink-wrapping.