Blixter Toad reviewed by OKSRNA

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Music Recommendations from the PLI #3

OKSRNA, Blog etc.:

1) Members of the fabulous band Spunk, (check out their latest on Rune Grammofon called En Aldeles Forferdelig Sykdom), Maja (don’t call me the other crazy electronic lady from Iceland) Rathje and Hild Sofie Tafjord, release a volatile, kinetic, 2 disc potential masterpiece. This record bumps, bounces and squiggles more than it ever ends up in the all too common lately cloudy drone (I know I have been guilty of this in the past with my work). Maja Ratkje is making some of the most creative and exciting work in the area of laptop music and just her work with her own voice is worthy of more attention beyond the experimental music press. When I first purchased this disc my initial fear was that it would be overlong, a common mistake among electronic musicians, (I know, I know) but Fe-mail really know how to keep it interesting. When the events are spare you have the opportunity to hear the sheer oddness of their material, when the events get dense, it builds a massive structure that feels like shards of something sharp built into a house of cards. A great, great record.

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