While we’ve no nightclubs or festivals, we’ve been listening to lots of ambient and electronicia of late, so upon hearing about the new Rødhåd & VRIL concept album, we had to check it out.
Rødhåd has been a club and festival mainstay for a number of years, being well and truly a part of the techno circuit and beyond. In the last couple of years he created a new imprint called WSNWG, as a platform for him to release collaborations made in his WSNWG Studio in Berlin.
The next project is a collaborative album with German producer and live act VRIL, titled ‘Out Of Place Artefacts’.
For this project, the duo were inspired by the concept of “out of place artefacts”, things that could not possibly belong to the time period or place in which they were found. Strange anomalies are scattered throughout the world. Things that could not possibly belong to the time period or place in which they were found. These so called out of place artefacts baffle historians & archaeologists up until today and have inspired producers Vril & Rødhåd to write a collaborative concept album.
The two producers got together in the studio with the idea to subvert the expectations of their previous work. They experimented over two sessions in 2018 and 2019, resulting in a record with a different palette of sounds and tempo, suited for deep listening and introspection.
The album is suited for deep listening and exploring aforementioned concepts or introspection in general. A mystic tone is set from the start, and grips the listener throughout the whole run time. Each track encapsulates this notion in its own unique form, blending sonic ambience and complex beats that reach spectral heights.
The album, which will be released on October 20th, 2020. The second track from the album, titled ‘APOPHENIA’ is available to stream below now.