Thursday, September 8, 2011

Emo Albino - Lady Lord (Sofa, 2011) ****

By Stef

I don't have much time today. Hence a very short review about some exceptional minimalist noise by Norwegians Ingar Zach and Ivar Grydeland. On their first album the former played percussion and the latter guitar. Now, they are credited with "music". And that's how it sounds : shades of sounds, hovering in the air like dark fog obfuscating any sense of clarity and direction, really dark, ominous, foreboding. The soundtrack for nightmares.

I have praised Zach's vision of music before. This is in the same vein. And equally compelling.

This is not jazz. This is not noise. This is not electronic music. This is something else.


© stef

2 comments:

Richard said...

Hi Stef,

According to ITunes, this is just one 29 minute song. Is that right?

By the little sample, it sounds a bit like Tyshawn Sorey's cd Koan, which I liked.

Thanks
Richard

Stef said...

Indeed Richard, it is an EP. Short and minimal, hence a short review.

stef