Genre/Influences: Techno, Minimal-Electro, Experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: SwedishSHXCXCHCXSH is back on track and joined hands again with avian to unleash their new album.
Content: “Kongestion” covers a wide range of electronic grounds. That’s maybe why this duo is sometimes defined as ‘Abstract-Techno’, but they move from Minimal-Electronics accentuated by heavy sound blasts to a mix of Techno and Power-Noise to ‘softer’, dreamy passages.
+ + + : “Kongestion” is maybe one of the band’s most accessible projects. I especially enjoyed the minimalism of the work achieved with noticeable sound treatments. The opening cut “Kong” is a great cut, but I mainly recommend the final one “Tion”. It all sounds simple, but the power is emerging from the sound treatments. I also recommend listening to the colder and wafting “Stio”.
– – – : It’s not an easy thing to catch the work of this project; it all sounds a bit anarchistic so you need a few listens to get into it.
Conclusion: SHXCXCHCXSH remains a sonic enigma, but those Swedes clearly try to do things a different way.
Best songs: “Tion”, “Kong”, “Stio”.
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