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'Correlation Attempts'   

-  Label: 'Falk Records'
-  Genre: 'Dance' -  Release Date: '6th July 2018'-  Catalogue No: 'FALK 19'

Our Rating:
This is the 2nd album from an up and coming Icelandic experimental electronica artist Astvaldur (aka Ástvaldur Axel Þórisson).

His work is billed as a composite of sound design, complex patterns and club-influenced beats.

For this album, he resolved to be open to the possibilities of a less controlled, more chaotic approach, moving away from the carefully textured electro-acoustic sounds of his debut, At Least, which was released in February 2017 on Berlin’s Oqko label.

Among the oblique strategies he deployed for Correlation Attempts are
•     "Mis/interpretations give space for re-evaluations"
•     "Lack of control gives space for uncertainty which can be embraced, or controlled".

In the purple prose of his press release, the seven tracks are described as "monadic electronic structures constantly shifting and warping in a state of perpetual flux".

The bold, abrasive methodology is encapsulated in the menacing bass lines of Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Attempts and the shape-shifting opening track Abundance.

Its not all brain-poundingly extreme but his digitized constructs are specifically designed to invade the senses to create an uneasy listening experience.

Astvaldur at Bandcamp
  author: Martin Raybould

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ASTVALDUR - Correlation Attempts