Track Premiere: Penelope Trappes Meets “Silent Rumble” (Malcom Pardon)

Malcolm Pardon’s 2021 debut, Hello Death, was a memorable eulogy for past lives and forgotten dreams. His compositions held their power in the pensive arrangements built from quiet, considered sequences. As he readies Death Revisited, a collection of remixes from his Roll the Dice comrade, Peder Mannerfelt, plus Regis, Klara Lewis, and here, Penelope Trappes, the world gets turned upside down and inside out all over again. … Continue reading Track Premiere: Penelope Trappes Meets “Silent Rumble” (Malcom Pardon)

Klara Lewis & Peder Mannerfelt “KLMNOPQ”

Busted horns call from over the dunes, beckoning listeners to the weirdest beach party ever on the opening song, “Sell Art,” on KLMNOPQ. Looping patterns echo from left to right, abbetted by thick bass syrup. Every second, as the digital shimmer grows, I’m waiting for a beat that never comes. Klara Lewis and Peder Mannerfelt’s collaborative effort is more interested in the spectacle. Stomping rhythms do … Continue reading Klara Lewis & Peder Mannerfelt “KLMNOPQ”

Malcolm Pardon “Hello Death”

Could there be a more appropriate album title for 2021 than Hello Death? Hard to imagine one. Malcolm Pardon picked one hell of a time to release his debut album, but given the austere atmosphere throughout it makes sense and it’s connecting in a way I wasn’t ready for. Pardon is one half of Roll the Dice with fellow Swede, Peder Mannerfelt, but with Hello … Continue reading Malcolm Pardon “Hello Death”