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Ludvig Elblaus, Flannel Poet [ELECTRONIC DESERT – ED003, 2007]

August 10th, 2007

ed003_webbScandinavian producer Ludvig Elblaus explores the possibilities of setting machines free to create their own music without human intervention judging by his titles, he probably gets them to make them up as well. But on a hands-on, upbeat track such as “Hitta hem”, whose stiff forward momentum and manic irregularities recall such John Baker classics as “The Chase”, such worries are quickly dispersed. The nervous, distended pulsations on “Rymd” and the slowly evolving convulsions of closer “Baltice” both suggest a strong feel for a beat and sure sense of timing, even when his powers of description may have deserted him.

Electronica Reviewed by Ken Hollings, THE WIRE 279 MAY 2007

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