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Audun Kleive & Jan Bang - The Periphery of a Building

posted by Dave on 24.07.17 21:15 in Music Reviews Print  

... a joyous artifice, meditative, reflective, texturally satisfying, sinuous, and utterly circumfluent to a gravitational artistic nucleus ...

Stian Balducci's Gråtone label (founded 2015) has ambition. Not the world-domination kind of ambition TV versions of record labels would have you believe in (those old dinosaurs began dying out when you figured out how to use Napster back at the turn of the millennium, and have become bones rattling around a virtual museum since Spotify began inventing artists to fill playlists): it has an artistic and homegrown ambition. Gråtone releases a kind of cross-genre electroacoustic techno-improvisational music springing from Kristiansand in Norway. With that, it's no surprise to learn that Stian Balducci has been a Punkt alum for some years now, and with that, less surprising that this album (barely so called, in today's world – it weighs in around 30 minutes), "The Periphery of a Building" by Audun Kleive andJan Bang, is released by his label.

And it should be pointed out that the surprise is ...


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