Dry and clear, abstract and fascinating. Brutter, an electronic duo consisting of two brothers, presents its debut with an eponymous limited edition LP. The result sounds as though a gigantic collection of machines has taken control over itself and has produced its own distinctive, confusing, and tenacious dance music. Brutter consists of Christian and Fredrik Wallumrød, a team with extensive experience in various parts of the Norwegian music scene. Fredrik Wallumrød (drums, electronics) is known primarily as a rock and metal musician with bands such as Span, El Caco, and Dog Almighty. He also plays with Jarle Bernhoft and Susanna. Christian Wallumrød (drum machines, synthesizers, electronics) has made a name for himself with his own ensemble among others, and with the quartet Dans les Arbres, which was nominated for the 2015 Nordic Council Music Prize. Both the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble and Dans les Arbres have released a number of recordings with ECM Records, and have toured all over the world. In 2015, Christian released his solo piano album, Pianokammer (HUBRO 2542CD/3542LP) to excellent reviews. He is most often associated with acoustic music, but has also worked a great deal with improvised electronic music in, for example, the trios Merriwinkle and Close Erase and in projects together with Audun Kleive. As a brief digression, it can be noted that the German-Chilean electronic music producer Ricardo Villalobos used Wallumrød's music as a point of departure for five of the tracks on the 2011 remix album Re: ECM. Brutter's music is demanding, clear-cut, and well defined. At a point beyond melody and harmony, they have dug out a totally distinctive, fascinating musical landscape in which colliding rhythms and pulsating beats play the main role. Brutter's debut album is available in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies as a white-label LP with a download code.