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RAZEN : Endrhymes

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  • Format: LP [K086LP]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55kg
  • Label: Kraak

Brussels-based group Razen present Endrhymes, a work of hardcore melodic minimalism and raw, dystopian deep listening. Exclusive artwork by Bryan Lewis Saunders. The four pieces on Endrhymes thrive on an almost compulsory focus and improvisation carefully developed during many concerts. As a trio, Razen erase the acoustic deep listening from their previous album to explore territory of raw, melodic, and psychedelic minimalism that refers to the massive works of Louis Andriessen. The first and last tracks are raw, pulsating improvisations built out of short, melodic motives that create a slowly changing arch of musical tension, while the centerpieces destroy the musical center and drop the listener into a cold, dystopian place, left alone and subject to powers beyond knowledge. Razen leave the listener no choice: immerse. Layout by Jeroen Wille, Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker. Includes download code for MP3, FLAC, and other formats. Edition of 320.

A Reaper / Sorcerer
B Piper / Sleeper

Recorded At – Poltrock Palladium

Artwork – Bryan Lewis Saunders
Bagpipes, Shawm, Recorder [Tenor Recorder] – Kim Delcour
Mastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Rashad Becker
Monochord [Bombus] – Brecht Ameel
Ondes Martenot, Other [Sequencer], Synthesizer [Modular Synthesizer] – David Poltrock
Typography – Jeroen Wille

Live improvisations captured at Poltrock Palladium, November 2014 - January 2015.
Artwork front and back: ‘Naked geometry’, artwork innersleeve: ‘Naked nature’.
Limited edition of 300 copies.

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