Photo courtesy of Alexis Gross
Bakom Planteringen is the debut of Hannes Norrvide’s new solo moniker Norin. Best known as the frontman for the highly acclaimed synth trio Lust For Youth, Norrvide forges another new path with this project.
Norin is far removed from the refined rave anthems of Lust For Youth, yet still one can sense that Bakom Planteringen takes place under searching club lights; or perhaps more accurately, in the weightless thought of being under club lights.
While the five tracks on Norin’s debut utilize a techno sound pallet, the nauseating arpeggios and obscure, tape-treated voices are not likely to fill dance floors. There is a desperation in the music not unlike the desperation one feels when you start to hear your own heartbeat in your ears after too many hours in strobe lights.
Despite the motorik propulsion across much of Bakom Planteringen, it mostly registers as a kind of slow motion anxiety in full resolution. This is the sound of OD’ing in the chill out room.
1. Fram Till Kärnan
3. Bakom Planteringen
4. Ser Aurora Från Sofiero
5. Sundets Pärla