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ARTIST
TITLE
Balmung Beam
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOHASO 025EP SOHASO 025EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/6/2020

If you know Dervaig is actually a small village in Scotland you begin to understand why the opening track of Sigward's Balmung Beam EP sounds a bit eerie and dark. Long, long ago the Vikings came ashore at Dervaig (the word means 'small inlet' in Norwegian) but in the winter of 2019 Dutch producer Sigward uses it as a passage way to lead us into his new record. Balmung Beam is Sjoerd Sigward's second EP for SoHaSo, the follow up for the well-received Black Mambo (SOHASO 004EP, 2014). In the meantime Sjoerd moved from Holland to Germany; he now resides in Berlin. This step has provided him with a cinemascope view on dance music, as his new EP clearly illustrates. Italoesque flavors on the title track, meditative pulses on the beautiful "Woodland Wells Inc" and spacious Andy Stott-like tension on "Jettison." /DL/MS/ takes "Balmung Bean" to new wave territories on their slumbering arpeggio-driven remix.