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Rasmus Fisker - Hydra

posted by Dave on 15.10.14 19:06 in Music Reviews Print  

It is a remarkably wonderful thing, a beautiful thing, a precious thing. I don't like to make proclamations, but in this line of work it is expected (to a degree), and therefore I make this one: definitely in my top 5 albums of 2014.

Rasmus Fisker, a Danish musician also known as Sykofant, presents his debut album, a living breathing organism of great refinement and elegance. His music has elements that evoke countless artists from a broad spectrum of music, yet create a singular identity. He unlocks musical images that are both familiar and new, and places each musical moment in the best possible sequence.


"Hydra" is a glitch-laden, wide-arcing and spacious album, yet remains intimate … almost so intimate it becomes claustrophobic, in fact. What initially feels as though it is a scanning of the cosmos on a cold night soon becomes a glimmer of light leaking through a closet door.


There is a great deal of depth to be found here, each track, from the shortest ("Interlude" – just under 1 minute) to the longest ("Slices" and "Hemis", each weighing in at 4:09) carrying a narrative, where microscopic breaks signal ...


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