“Only two moths after the completion of a trilogy on space and time, “ETHER FORCE UNIT SEVEN” surfaces: A two-way remix-album, with mixes both by and of the C.O.U. The contributors make a brilliant team of artists, mostly – but not only – people from the Norwegian underground: Minimal-king Ost from the gastronomic duo Ost and Kjex, the balkanologist Boutrous Boutrous Boutrous, UK dubsteppers VICELORDS, the mad electronic scientist Captain Credible, lo-fi & noise legend André Borgen, and Metronomicon Audio’s own guys; Koppen and Ergo.
This record also reaches outside the boundaries for a remix album: The bands Tr-ond and the Suburban Savages and Orangebox have re-arranged and rerecorded everything completely. Also included are C.O.U.’s own remixing of drone-rockers Salvatore and UK harpist-songwriter Serafina Steer, and finally a meta-remix of a C.O.U. track.
As a visual counterpart to all this recycling and restructuring of musical material, designers Yokoland have made a record sleeve with pictures containing only materials and objects that are in use on previous C.O.U. sleeves.
This album is a who’s who of the exprerimental yet accessible Oslo-scene. It is also a crash course in the cornucopia that is the Center of the Universe, and an ear-opener to the ever expanding musical cosmos surrounding it. “
released 20 July 2009
Art direction: Aslak Gurholt Rønsen & Yorel Cayla
Assistants: Carey Loyal & Angella Korns Hurst
Photo: Morten Spaberg
Photo Assistants: Petros Bergman & Serban Gompert
Mastered by Macedonio Montuori at Ionic Mound Tearoom
The remixers, remakers and the remixed, Sara, Yokoland, Yorel + Morten and their assistants, Espen Friberg, Megan, Johan, Man Machine, Øyvin Yri, absolutely everyone in the Metronomicon & Micronomicon-krew, Atomicon, Daniel Meyer Grønvold, Anja Garbørek, Lufthavna, Mir, Sound of Mu, Fredrikke, Ingebling, Zuzu, Kreismyr, Hakkiplaton, Kai, Indigo-Mandelbrot-krew, 3-vakta, Tiger, Harald Are Lund, RadiOrakel and Utrophia
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