RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 25TH 2017
A1 – MAGMA
B1 – LAVA
B2 – TUYA
KSMISK drop three atmospheric techno cuts for their second release on Norway’s PLOINK this August.
Made up of Truls Kvam and Robin Crafoord, the Scandinavian duo are well known under their Trulz & Robin moniker and have released on the likes of Prins Thomas’ labels Full Pupp and Rett i Fletta, not to mention their own imprints Cymasonic and Cymawax.
‘Magma’ is a deep and mesmerising production that continues to evolve as more elements are incorporated, blending crunchy kicks with serene pads and otherworldly effects.
‘Lava’ is a dark and suspenseful number in comparison, establishing a raw hook and ominous nuances at its base whilst sci-fi inspired synths cut in and out of the mix.
Finally, an ebbing beatless track titled ‘Tuya’ generates a melancholic aesthetic to conclude the release.
Mixmag – September 2017 (Techno Review):
“Seductive stuff from one of our favourite labels (..)
Ploink is fast becomming one of our favourite techno labels, and the Norway-based imprint brings the goods once again with this killer new cut from KSMISK. Magma is probably about as deep as the earth’s own magma pools, with a bassline that penetrates every atom of your being as it pulls you into its seductive web.”
Mastered and lacquer cut by Mike Grinser @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Digital distribution by INgrooves
Vinyl distribution by Readymade, Berlin
Artwork design by Delikatessen.
Micrometeorite photography used with the kind permission of Jan Braly Kihle and Jon Larsen of the Project Stardust (www.facebook.com/micrometeorites)
This release production is generously supported by the Municipality of Bergen and the Arts Council Norway.