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Bjorn Svin - Browen

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 25 / 6 / 2010

Bjorn Svin - Browen
Label: Rump Recordings
Format: CD


Digitally perfect and minimalist electronica on latest album from Danish composer and experimentalist, Bjorn Svin

Bjorn Svin's development, compared to that of many musicians of his ilk, went the other way around. From techno to electronics and composition, and the craft he learned as a slave to the dancefloor supplied him with a set of tools to brew something warm and wonderful. All the tracks have an 'o' in the titles and with the exception of 'MomWree' and 'Wrom' the titles only feature the letters found in 'Browen'. A further analogue to this, the music too comprises variations on the title track 'Browen', even when majestically conceiled as individual pieces. The album is full of little teaser sounds that build compositions. It is impossible to pick one track to exemplify, as something went wrong at the pressing plant and there's even a typo in the copyright lines; no boradcasting. Oh well, the music is all about digital perfection as programmed by a humane soul. 'Browen' breathes crisp suspense in a mind-wandering manner, or even full of lust in track #6. Svin's roots in techno show in track #8 where he sounds too much like Jeff Mills for his own good. This is about the only momentary lapse on 'Browen'. The album has a sort of schematic decomposition where the electronic sounds wind down, spiral and swirl back to the surface. Striving to create more from less, Svin however has not set a limit to the amount of ideas on this 'Browen'. The obvious class and style make these sparse electronics an affectionate play.

Track Listing:-
1 Browen
2 bowbrow
3 owW
4 mOmWree
5 enbrO
6 enRowen
7 nnOR
8 ROwmOR
9 Oooo
10 rOOn
11 RoweR
12 BooO

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Browen (2010)
Sparse, but compelling electronica on latest album from Danish experimental musician, Bjorn Svin

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