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Interference
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CD

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ASH 6.9CD ASH 6.9CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/7/2006

This is a release of analog sound experiments from old Sweden circa 1987-2006 from electronic drone/noise masters Joachim Nordwall (ex-Kid Commando) and Jan Svensson. Alvars Orkester was formed in 1987 in Johannishus, a small village in the southeast of Sweden by a group of young boys interested in the mysteries of psychic sickness, mental institutions, the industrial music culture and the power of sound. During the first years, Alvars was very active within the independent cassette culture scene, releasing their stuff on small labels in Italy, Portugal, USA etc. AO was always very closely connected to the electronic noise and their self-run industrial label Börft Records, but their work soon drifted from the industrialism inspired by Test Dept, TG, SPK and Z'ev to an atmospheric, psychedelic and more ambient version of noise. In 1994, Nordwall left the label and Sweden (to return to the country forming the iDEAL Organisation) and Svensson continued by focusing on bent acid house and psychedelic dance stuff. For years, AO remained silent with a few short exceptions, but in April 2005, Nordwall and Svensson recorded the Interference album for Ash International. Colored by Svensson's increasing paranoia sickness and the tension between the two that has been there since their youth, they put down the mysteries of psychic broadcasting and manipulation on tape. Interference consists of analog drones, interspersed with hardcore electronics, hair-raising voices and spine-chilling ambience.