We are excited to announce a BRAND NEW release on Narrominded:
NM064: COEN OSCAR POLACK & HERMAN WILKEN – FATHOMLESS (LP)
FORMAT: LP (100 copies on transparent vinyl, 100 copies on black vinyl) / digital
RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18 2013
The Barents Sea is a small sea in the Arctic Ocean and the inspiration for the first track on Fathomless. On their second album, Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken take you to the desolate waters north of Norway and Russia. The track opens with light cracks, almost inaudible, as if we are below the surface of the ice. Slowly, bright light and gusts of icy wind pour through. With field recordings and electronics, Polack and Wilken create sonic fiction, an aural take of a remote, unforgiving area.
On the second side they move to the Sundarbans, a much greener, warmer, but a just as desolate wilderness on our planet. The area, in the east of India, is known for its rich fauna with colorful birds, crocodiles and snakes and it is notorious for its maze-like structure. The warm tones make you drowsy, in a glorious way, but there’s something lurking in the bushes as well.
Through their music, Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken manage to make you experience the temperature, humidity and desolation of the geographical themes they’ve chosen for this album.
Fathomless is the second full length album by Coen Oscar Polack and Herman Wilken, following The Language of Mountains is Rain (2009, Narrominded). It is available in a strictly limited edition of 100 transparent vinyl lp’s and 100 black vinyl lp’s.
BUY THE LP HERE!
(it’s only 12 euro’s)
EARLY PRESS QUOTES:
‘Both sides are great and have a cinematographic quality to them.’
‘It grabs you by the throat and is bloodcurdling beautiful. (…) A great jungle of electronic sounds that take you on an adventurous musical safari.’
subjectivisten / caleidoscoop
‘Fascinating journey through remote areas in stories of sound…’
COMING SOON: KATADREUFFE – MALCONFORT (lp)
Together with Dutch label Subroutine Records we will release the debut album by Katadreuffe, entitled Malconfort, on December 10 2013. Listen to the track The Do-Over on Soundcloud. The band will present the new lp on January 8 at OT301, Amsterdam.
The album is now available for pre-order!
KATADREUFFE @ LE MINI WHO? & EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG
More exciting Katadreuffe news! The band will not only perform at Le Mini Who? festival, November 30 in Utrecht, but they were also invited to play Eurosonic Noorderslag on January 18.
INTERVIEW WITH HUNTER COMPLEX @ NOISEY
An excellent interview with Hunter Complex, including the video premiere of the track Room.
Check it out!
HUNTER COMPLEX LIVE TRACKS @ SOUNDCLOUD
Hunter Complex shared some live tracks from his recent gigs on Soundcloud. Listen here!
STILL VERY FRESH! HYDRUS – NODES (cd)
‘The strong grooves and relaxed atmosphere invite you to shuffle gently.’
‘Nodes is the beautiful result of their recent efforts, an elegant, sometimes understated, but never a cold record.’
written in music
‘Only negative side? It’s too damn short!’
‘Nodes hangs in a strange place in limbo between a listening album and a dance album.’
‘Technologic music with brains or just brains that are owned by technology (…) this is good stuff indeed.’
‘So familiar and clever, but slightly different and always new.’
‘Micronaut is nigh on as beautiful and haunting a piece of electro as you could wish for.’
‘modern #IDM that sounds surprisingly comforting and futuristic by #Hydrus on @narrominded label.’
theo ploeg / twitter
‘Despite the abstract aspect, the music is human, gives depth and knows how to speak to the imagination.’
subjectivisten / caleidosccop
‘Surely well entertaining.’
ALSO FRESH: HUNTER COMPLEX – HEAT (lp)
The awesome reviews of the Heat LP by Hunter Complex are still dropping in. Buy it here!
‘Hunter Complex manages to brew his very own musical story, one full of melody and recognition’
3,5 / 5, kwadratuur
‘An honest guy with lots of love for this kind of music and that love seeps through the seams of kitsch.’
85 / 100, peek-a-boo magazine
‘A perfect flashback to a time that never really was.’
4 / 5, highlife
‘Heat hovers somewhere between that British synthpop of the time – but relies less on songs – and the German synthesizer dinosaurs like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.’
revolver’s lust for life magazine
Saturday November 30: Katadreuffe, Apneu, The Fire Harvest @ Le Mini Who?, Acu, Utrecht
Saturday December 7: Hunter Complex, Spoelstra @ Kinky Star, Ghent (Belgium)
Wednesday January 8: Katadreuffe, Hunter Complex, Apneu @ Katadreuffe LP release party, OT301, Amsterdam
Saturday January 18: Katadreuffe @ Eurosonic Noorderslag, Oosterpoort, Groningen