Drum Island unveil their tenth release with an extraordinary EP from Norway's Klaus Lunde.
From Norway's oldest city Tonsberg comes the stargazing sounds of Klaus Lunde: an acclaimed and prolific electronic music composer, his array of releases under the Xerxes Music pseudonym explore a unique take on ambience and tonal electronica that's a mesmerising and accomplished body of work to be sure.
This, undoubtedly many people's first introduction to his work, is a perfectly pitched collection that highlights the familiar themes of the Xerxes work, but fits easily into the Drum Island blueprint of music for the midnight sun. On the Exerxes EP, we're treated to pulsating Balearic trance and zero gravity house before gliding into relaxed ambience, soothing New Age and horizontal night music.
We then dive further into the psychedelic ocean hidden below with truly tripped out Kosmiche vignettes of warping and spine-tingling odd-pop.
Guest vocals from fellow viking Marthe Borge-Lunde Pfirrmann (aka Phoenix) making this is a cinematic tour de force!
Limited Edition import vinyl - full picture sleeve - one press only.
A1. GOODBYE feat PHOENIX
A3. FIGHT FEAR WITH HOPE feat PHOENIX
B2. FIRST RAY OF LIGHT feat PHOENIX
B3. INSTRUCTIONS FROM RALE Available from 12.06.2015