NewsPosted by Skudge Mon, April 18, 2011 05:47:33
Our album is out now in selected stores.
Full length double LP from Stockholm's biggest sound, Skudge..TIP!
the duo was only formed in summer 2009, they have already moved out of
near anonymity to become precious favourites of deep, warehouse-styled
house and techno fans. Their output to date has moulded together
classic ideas and modern aesthetics with a keen sense of minimalism:
their looped soundscapes are often bare, but never lacking, and the
intersection between house and techno seems to be the point at which
the duo most often find themselves. As a result, that’s the area most
explored on their debut album, Phantom, which conjures up exactly the
sort of adjectives you should imagine given its title.
It kicks off with eerie chambers of grainy sound, synth melancholy and
frosty mists that hang in a beatless air for just over three minutes.
From there the thumping beats swing until the end of the album –
sometimes accompanied by a little trippy sonic colour, sometimes devoid
of anything but filters, echo and decay, and sometimes paired with
cavernous claps, but always with a solid, ground shaking resonance and,
more importantly, a noticeable analogue vitality.
Although the bold forms Skudge produce are optimised for maximum
dancefloor impact, there’s also a deftness to their designs: sounds and
vocal snippets are subtly, selectively employed to imbue each loop with
an extra infectious sense of swing; or to underline a groove or
accentuate an emotion. Once you enter into Phantom, then, you’ll be in
no hurry to get out the other side.
01. Ursa Major
02. In Between
08. Pressure Drop
12. Modular Storm
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