Civilistjävel! - Järnnätter
Curiouser and curiouser.... I'm assuming/guessing/clutching at straws, but my instinct is that this new Civilistjävel! record, the first on Fergus Jones/Perko's new Felt imprint, is actually *new* music from the ever-mysterious Swedish unit. The run of five micro-edition 12s leading up to this latest collection were all said to have been culled from some mythically unearthed 90s archive, couched in a grainy digital decay very much suggestive of that period (think Chain Reaction, Markus Popp et al). Järnnätter (meaning Iron Night - a fantastically appropriate title referencing a Swedish expression for long nights of extreme temperature that destroy plants) feels born of a different time - right now, i'd venture. Minimal techno soundscapes with an increasingly industrial edge might not sound all that different to what we've heard from them before, though the textures feel a little cleaner this time out, sharper, crisper edges, less hiss and foggy ambience. You'd be hard pressed to ever convincingly suggest Civilistjävel! were anything other than subtle, but they're certainly louder on Järnnätter than we're accustomed to, the overall production a little fuller and aggressive, ala Pan Sonic. It also sits very nicely next to the second disc on the latest O Yuki Conjugate record, if i do say so myself, and like with OYC, it's always a treat to hear the veterans reaffirm their relevance with bold new output (if i'm right in assuming that's what it is of course...). Respect yr elders, even if you've no idea who they are...
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