Finn Loxbo / Karin Johansson

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Finn Loxbo / Karin Johansson
Vent
Rare is the free improv record that resonates with ALL of us here, but the intensity Loxbo and Johansson manage to extract from the creaks n’ whispers of their instruments – accordion, guitar, electronics, prepared piano - is extraordinary, I mean even the silences are pregnant with menace. Don’t think the pair have worked together before but seem to have such an intuitive balance, you feel this record can’t be a one-off?! Reminding of mid-80s HNAS, and more recently the circa-2013 live performances of PRSZR, but also the Polwechsel of Field and even Thuja at their most dilated and abstracted, there are untold achres of space in the recording, so that every small accumulation of acoustic detail takes on dramatic, quasi-cinematic proportions. Delicate and remote enough for BLANK MIND moments but also challenging and enervating enough to feel real-deal. One of this year’s best (we can say that with more authority now, only two months left folks!).

£17.99