Vinyl 12" £8.99 VAA03
12" EP on VAAGNER. Edition of 300 copies.
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- Untitled EP by Acronym w Korridor
Berlin label VAAGNER are doing magnificent work in making difficult to obtain cassette releases more widely available and pressing them onto vinyl. The first couple of releases from the label were OAKE’s ‘Live In Marseille’ and Zen Zsigo’s (Cremation Lily) ‘Winter Orbit’ EP. For their third release, fans of the whole Swedish scene/Northern Electronics axis are in for a real treat. They’ve pressed up Acronym w Korridor’s practically impossible to score (unless you robbed a bank) untitled tape which was released in an edition of just twenty copies, only available at an event in Lithuania. It would have been such a shame for the music to dwell in obscurity and only be heard by such few ears. This vinyl edition has been re-mastered by Rashad Becker and is limited to 300 copies, includes a download code, plus an unreleased bonus track created during the time of the original cassette release.
The A1 untitled track clocks in at slightly under fifteen minutes and begins tunnelling and pulsating out of darkness towards the light. Although it contains a brooding, droning atmosphere throughout, its punctured by beams of radiant light. It’s an icy soundscape that’s very evocative of cold Northern landscapes and has that dark, windswept glacial sound that often emerges from Sweden; Varg, Anthony Linell/Abdulla Rashim etc. It feels as though we’ve wandered through dank caves and into a frozen forest at twilight, except the flora and fauna are new alien species - somewhere in the future.
The B1 track switches straight into deeply atmospheric, almost ambient techno mode - but there’s enough drive in the percussion for early hours dancefloor compatibility, but equally, you could sink into this on a pair of headphones at home. The feeling I get from this track is one of emerging sunlight gently melting ice as it drips into shimmering pools. There’s an air of sadness that pervades, and as the beats disintegrate we’re left wandering alone, forlorn and lost in a mysterious realm.
The B2 bonus track continues with the sense of melancholy of the previous cut but unfurls beautifully, radiating a glow that feels somehow optimistic. It’s basically a gorgeous ambient track that thankfully has been rescued from remaining unheard. Recommended.
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