LASSE MARHAUG & DAN JOHANSSON "distort orgasm" cd
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Sometimes there is this sensation: "I knew this was going to happen." It clicked right away when Dan mentioned they had initiated a
collaboration with Lasse. I have a deep respect and decent knowledge of their past works. but I could not imagine what to expect (besides
it being a first class job). Lasse is a chameleon-like collaborator and Dan has been firmly straying from the scorched domains of harsh
noise. After a long and anxious wait. playing "Distort Orgasm" reveals a work where both artists’ contributions are sensible without being
just trivially lumped together. Subtle yet recognizable components are carefully blended. both dudes left their fingerprints all over the
place but the ensemble is too cohesive to be disassembled. There's Sewer Electionian decayed noir looming over the plains of the
bulldozed ruins left behind by the Michelin Man of noise. In a way. it could be regarded as a downright back-to-basics album. but that would
be daft oversimplification. Anyhow. one thing is clear: "Distort Orgasm" sits at the harsher end of either man’s oeuvre. Or in fact. of
anyone’s. Rich and deep harsh noise by the two masters. what more to ask? -T. Keränen