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New - Videodrones - After The Fall - LP

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After three albums based purely on synthesizers, the Danish duo Videodrones take a leap by adding live drums and guitars to their latest album. A natural step, considering that Jakob Skøtt, one half of the duo, spends his time drumming in Causa Sui, as well as a slew of jazz-infused projects on El Paraiso Records. All basic tracks were recorded in an improv session at Jonas Munk's studio in Odense, capturing both synths and drums live. The expansion of drums adds a natural '70s groove, maintaining a spontaneous vibe that also soaks into the analog synths of modular wizard Kristoffer Ovesen. The improvised sessions were later honed, edited, and layered, bringing forth the best of both spontaneous ideas, as well a multi-dimensional approach bringing a new depth to Videodrones' extensive cinematic undercurrent of sounds. With the addition of echo and reverb drenched guitars, the duo is tapping into sounds in new realms yet strangely familiar. After The Fall may conceptually nod it's head towards a gloomy state of affairs, but akin to the Italian post-apocalyptic movies of the '80s, doomsday never felt this heady and funky before.