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ARTIST
TITLE
Kroungrine
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SKALD 022LP SKALD 022LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/9/2007

Double vinyl version of the previously-released CD. The new official Bola full-length arrives after a long wait, following 2004's slick and calm Gnayse. Kroungrine is Bola's fourth proper studio full-length (or, the fifth, if you count 2006's Shapes), filling out the puzzling/thrilling stable of releases that also includes 1998's IDM classic, Soup and 2001's synthy and melodic Fyuti. With his customary play on words titles, Bola lures us into a mesmerizing world of cinematic soundscapes, lush melody and full-bodied bass. His synthesized tones sound entirely organic, accented at unexpected intervals with beats which are digital and satisfyingly crunchy, but still unobtrusive and perfectly balanced. Kroungrine is another masterful adventure from one of the UK's true electronic mavericks and testament to Bola's growth as both an artist and musician. Kroungrine refers to "crown green bowls," a variant of lawn bowls played in the north of England. The "crown" is a very slight mound in the middle of the green, making the game more difficult.