Both of Us/King Machine

PI 136LP PI 136LP

Posh Isolation presents Vanessa Amara's 2013 debut, the cassette Both of Us, on vinyl, with its sister recording from 2012, King Machine. Vanessa Amara, one of the strongest new voices in Danish experimental music, is the work of Birk Gjerlufsen Nielsen accompanied by his friend and long-time collaborator Victor Kjellerup Juhl. There is eminent beauty in the work of Vanessa Amara -- beauty that few people manage to reach in their work. The fragile and romantic compositions of synth, organ, piano, percussive tape loops, and guitar hold an incredible feeling of urgency and a wonderful originality. Both of Us and King Machine share a similar approach and feeling, yet certain differences persist. Like two different offerings to the same alter or the different heartbeats of two young men dueling over one girl. In an interview with Flesh War, Gjerlufsen Nielsen described the recording of Both of Us: "I recorded the music in the Winter of 2012-2013 with help from my closest friend in a small summer house by the sea, in the north of Sjælland... We had all our recording gear in the house and stayed there until late spring, late April... We asked the closest church with an organ if we could record in the church throughout the months we stayed there. The church was 30 km away, we had to bike their early in the morning and reached the church when it was still dark... We stayed in the church the following day and night, until we had recorded what we needed, drank their holy wine, ate their dry crackers, biked back to the house, and the following months we made tape loops and recorded synth and guitar, closely following the season change, waking up with the birds, finding youth in the April sunsets' glow." Posh Isolation is proud to be able to present a work of this caliber from such a beautiful young voice.