The Empire Line - Rave (Northern Electronics)
The Empire Line - Rave (Northern Electronics) The Empire Line present six cyclonic episodes for confined spaces on their debut album, ‘Rave.’ Comprised of Posh Isolation’s Christian Stadgaard (Damien Dubrovnik, Vanity Productions), Jonas Ronnberg (Varg), and with Isak Hansen (Iron Sight) on tantrums, the trio’s marauding live shows have been translated into a slippery set of pummelling techno works, watermarked with florid noise. ‘Rave’ is a celebration of contemporary rave culture, focused on the everlasting and transcendent as the night slips out past the day. With living-for-the-weekend hedonism irretrievably converted into a manicured, violent cliche, building new worlds and forging new modes of intimacy takes an exceptional sincerity. Naming some of the crews closest to The Empire Line in the album’s titles, their spaces are examples of just how rave culture persists as a transgressive stronghold in people’s lives. Ranging from k-hole anthems to jacking, close-range sessions, ‘Rave’ still bears the traces of the group’s experimental background, ensuring the tension is kept up through the catharsis. Fast Forward (Intet Glemt, Intet Tilgivet) Ipad Modernity - Powder O (For Vainio) Herrensauna Music For Catwalks Mirror Ball Santasies (For Eie) Fast Forward (Intet Glemt, Intet Tilgivet). Recommended!