Rune Grammofon: “We celebrate 5 years and some 30 albums with a real treat. “Money Will Ruin Everything” is an exquisite 96 page hardback book designed and edited by Kim Hiorthøy with 2 cds of mostly exclusive tracks from the likes of Supersilent, Biosphere, Jaga Jazzist, Food, Deathprod, Arve Henriksen, Alog, Phonophani, Nils Økland, Fe-mail, Information, Lasse Marhaug, Maja Ratkje, Martin Horntveth and many more. The book also has essays by The Wire editor Rob Young and design writer Adrian Shaughnessy as well as an interview with RG´s Rune Kristoffersen.”
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Hiorthøy has designed all 30 of RG’s releases, and the hardback book binges on his distinctive, hugely confident artwork: gorgeous colours, minimalist typography and quirky shapes: what design writer Adrian Shaughnessy describes in the book as “Rorschach tests for the visually astute”. The music, on two 15-track CDs slipped inside the covers, ranges from the simple to the baffling, via the beautiful, complex and downright unlistenable. Who are all these mysterious soundsmiths? We get instrumental gems (Arve Henriksen, Arne Nordheim, Food), songs from Tove Nilsen, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, electronica (Phonophani, Biosphere) and downright weirdness (SPUNK, Hiorthoy himself). Yet RG’s visual identity gives everything an inscrutable, tactile dignity.