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ARTIST
TITLE
U Don't Jump Like I Jump
FORMAT
12"

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VFORM 009 VFORM 009
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RELEASE DATE
10/1/2001

"Vertical Form is pleased to announce the release of 'U Don't Jump Like I Jump' from Sweden's Smyglyssna in preparation for his debut album due this autumn.  Having released projects under various guises for labels such as the US's Plug Research, Smyglyssna aka Henrik Johansson turns to a new project with a new philosophy, namely a special approach to production that is experimental and uncompromising in sound and processing but is not in anyway hard to digest. Having grown up on a semi-deserted Swedish island in the Baltic, Henrik's first ambition was to be either a balloonist or assassin. He also insists that his music is in no way influenced by the cliché of Scandinavian weather conditions which equals cold, introspective music. Instead this EP is music to move to, freeform digital funk littered with references from hip hop and 70's jazz funk or put more succinctly 'groove'. This is certainly no nostalgia trip however, having just spent the last year rebuilding his studio and moving from an analog to fully digital set up, the production is suitably fresh and forward thinking. With less reliance on ambient impressionist melody and pad based washes, crisp tight rhythms are very much at the center of these tracks, in much the same way as hip hop or early electro, but they are filtered through a different sensibility. Slithers of melody and rich texture collide with unusual time signatures as freer, looser expression encourages randomness whilst still showing the clarity and digital sculpture evident in the best 'computer music'."