• an gella Perma (CD, £9.50)

    ‘Perma’ is the debut album by An Gella, the moniker of Copenhagen producer Aske Zidore. Having recorded with artists such as Dean Blunt, Choir Of Young Believers and CTM, Zidore now opens up a mesmerising world of his own. As his first full length solo release to date, ‘Perma’ is a forceful elegy that ravishes you and leaves you with a strange sense of having experienced love pass through generations.Intense, pristine and multiplex, ‘Perma’ oscillates between the moody and the ecstatic.From numerous recording sessions the sounds of voices, choir, strings, drums and classical guitar appear – but only as extractions, as signifiers who have been isolated from their own original context. The familiar becomes artificially artificial, painting the image of a future that has only warped and distorted memories of a long-lost physical world.The very idea of structure is applied only to be subverted again. De- and re-construction appear as equals, while genres are crushed and ground, and then used as ingredients. Their obliteration is just the starting point. Finally, all elements are forced into collision. The result is a musical fugue state. But although all genres and techniques are fair game here, the album never becomes a mess: while all elements and fragments remain discernible at all times, they form a perfectly wholesome mosaic in motion. Jagged and abrupt stabs form compositions that are paired with a crystal-clear sound design, signifying that An Gella is a composer who knows how to cast the creative flow into concrete shapes with masterful craftsmanship. On the level of sound, ‘Perma’ describes a splintered world, that cuts right through you. At one point it feels like a storm of glass shards, at another like the sensation of a well-known skin.An Gella’s ’Perma’ is the second release on the new Copenhagen label Anyines following the debut album of Minais B, ‘Deep Care’. With these as the first two releases Anyines kicks off with high energy and marks itself as a body of curiosity and dreams.‘Perma’ comes as a vacuum packed CD and includes access to a protected archive of brain scans. Produced and Composed by Aske Zidore. Featuring Villads Flyvbjerg Klint, Pernille Zidore Nygaard, Tobias Lee, Cæcilie Trier, Mads Forsby, Ditte Marie Sisseck, Simon Rabenhøj, Lars Greve, Josephine Opsahl, Suni Zacharias, Ribe Domkirke Choir. Mastered By Rashad Becker. Tracklisting 1: Game Mother 2: Lip Track 3: Bad Analogy 4: OT VIII 5: Ur Not Alone 6: Zen Cell 7: Non Spoken 8: Language Carrier 9: Xina 10: Kumdang-2 11: Image Field 12: (Resized) 13: Time of Reason

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