Friday, September 15, 2017

Erland Dahlen - Clocks [Hubro, 2017] Norway

Another solo album from this astonishingly creative Norwegian. I am writing these lines as the album's progressing, soundscapes are unfolding in front of my ears, I desperately wish to dance but it's too late so I dance anyway. I'm happy Erland, third fucking masterpiece in a row?

Yes, for those infodiggers, the guy is already famous from his sessions with Nils Petter Molvær, Mike Patton, JP Jones, Stian Westerhus, Garbarek, Xploding Plastix and a sheer shitload of geniuses I'm too envy to mention. But I reckon his solo output is more essential, because he takes up all the risks, from transforming his creative energy to playing entrepreneurship.

I'm already on the third repeat tonight, it's my first encounter with this. It's certainly giving off a spice of the dystopia it carried it, but it's a hopeful, positive manifest. Erland is mainly pounding the drums but here he's employed mellotrons, knives, musical and non-musical saws, metal sheets, vintage drum sets, drone-boxes and 'electronics'. It runs on pure, primitive, even tribalistic gas. Ecstatic, forward-looking, jaw-dropping. Hey where's my copy?

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