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ARTIST
TITLE
Hedonism
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EMEGO 093CD EMEGO 093CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2008

This is technically the fourth release by Angel, but is in actuality the first recording produced by Dirk Dresselhaus and Ilpo Väsiänen as a duo -- a project which started in 1999. Five years in the making and started before Hildur Guðnadóttir joined forces, Hedonism is a collision of urban and rural settings. The opening five blistering tracks retain a full-on sci-fi punk feel, created in Dirk's Berlin studio. Tracks such as "Holding Loose" and "Adrenaline Strike" are brutal urban mantras bristling with energy. These are followed by electro-acoustic exercises manipulating various concrete sources, leading up to the final two pieces recorded at Ilpo's lakeside cottage in the wilds of northern Finland. Here, fragile field recordings of insects, fish eating mosquitos, and birds mesh with the duo's shiny electronics to create the massive "Mirrorworld." The closing "Hornet," while stating a calm atmosphere, has a somewhat startling surprise in store for the listener.