by Oli Barrett in New Music on Thursday 15 September 2011

I got a boxset collection of early tape releases by Lasse Marhaug a couple of years back, gave it a listen, uploaded it to my computer then kind of forgot about it for a while.  And then every so often one of the tracks will come up when I have my itunes on shuffle and it’ll absolutely floor me.

Case in point – ‘In Arabian Icecream’ – I have no idea how the alchemy of this track works but it’s utterly immersive and something about the sound is almost tactile (it reminds me of how a friend of mine described Daniel Menche’s ‘Animality’ as almost edible) and since accidentally being reminded of how engrossing it is I’ve listened to this track a ridiculous amount.