“Introducing SVIN” is the new album by Danish avant-garde rock trio SVIN, it will be out on July 15th, 2022 on LP, CD, and digital formats via Tonzonen Records.
On their seventh album, the band widens its musical scope once more by incorporating electronics and vocal collaborations with renowned singers Bisse and Marie Eline Hansen.
The result is a dynamic, techno-mechanic sounding record, that aligns with the contemporary ever-accelerating integration of the digital and analog domains of man and machine within human existence and experience.
The band has made their mark on the international music scene since debuting in 2011 with the album “Heimat”. After consolidating the current line-up, SVIN released their 5th album “Virgin Cuts” in 2018.
The album features music that drags the listener into a sonic loophole between noise-infested rock, drony landscapes, new age minimalism, and dusty afro-tripping, drawing on heavy inspirations from nature, folklore, ceremonial music, and avant-garde.
SVIN has performed at festivals such as Roskilde Festival, Eurosonic, and by:Larm and has during recent years toured extensively all over Europe, Russia, and the Balkans. The band is a part of the program “The Young Artistic Elite” from 2019 – 2022 supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.
In 2019, SVIN was commissioned to compose music for the contemporary ensemble, Århus Sinfonietta, which premiered at Aarhus Festuge, and in January 2022, the music from this commission was released on the album “Elegi”.
SVIN’s new album “Introducing SVIN” expands on the trio’s bricolage aesthetics by adding a higher degree of electronics to the studio production. This delivers a robotic, futuristic feel of man and machine interwoven in a simultaneously manually operated and techo-mechanic musical multiverse.
The cyborg-ish jazz-rock vibes circulate in a musical reality with the natural and digital domains continuously shifting role and meaning, a stance visually reoccurring in the glitchy album artwork shaped by Ana Vujovic.
Upon entering the studio, the new material was more unpolished than at prior sessions with more left to chance and the spur of the moment during the two recording sessions with producer Jens Benz (Iceage a.o.).
New paths were taken and collabs emerged with renowned singer Bisse and his twisted chant on ‘Bøn’ and ditto Marie Eline Hansen’s (Traening a.o.) calmly-anxious speak on album closer ‘Dødsensangst.’
As ever, SVIN hits the sweet spot between improvisation and structure, keeping enough elastic to make the music breathe, break, and create head space for the listener within the strange, soothing intersectional sounds that make up “Introducing SVIN”.
You can pre-order the album, HERE.
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