Alexander Skancke - Kingdom Couch

Alexander Skancke – Kingdom Couch

Artist Frida Alice Lindström | Henriku
Title Kingdom Couch
Additional Artist
Label Quirk
Catalog Number QRK007
Release Date 2023-04-21
Country Norway
Style Ambient | Electronica | Minimal
 
Format 140 g | 2 x 12"
Media Condition Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition Mint (M)

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The eccentric beat ambassador Alexander Skancke showcases his sound once more on his Quirk label, diving into spring with his debut LP, “Kingdom Couch”. The Norwegian has crafted a versatile yet cohesive body of work between 2020 and 2023, parallel to when he began attending sessions with a therapist. The 10 track double 12” traverses between meticulously arranged minimal moods, shuffling jazz rhythms and ethereal experimental textures. In its few years of existence Quirk has become a safe haven for a freedom of expression as Skancke and his affiliates share their wild side on the label, but the LP marks a milestone on the imprint and for Alexander himself whose lifelong dedication to sound has built towards this moment, utilising the vast influences has absorbed over the years.

“Therapy Session I” teases you into the LP, shimmering blissfully as it grows, blossoming into a dream-like world, tuning your ears for the trip you are about to encounter. Constructed upon slick jazzy drums is “Lost In Time” loosening your senses as the pulsating bass swallows up your train of thought. “Dumbo Move” blurs the lines perfectly between the atmospheres the Berlin based producer has captured within the album. Dark, mysterious and mind bending material in “Purple Lucy” a chugging sub heavy bass driving the track forward as precise beeps and bleeps whirr throughout. On a more playful note is the B2, “Extravagance” animated drum patterns converse with the elastic groove perfectly. Closing off the first vinyl is “Therapy Session II”, another extended exploration of otherworldly ambience, drifting deeper in the world of Quirk.

“The Magnificent Tree Hut” stirs consistently throughout, crisp percussion combined with the psychedelic vocal samples which continue to flash in and out. Transitioning now into “Therapy Session III” sophisticated sounds, enticed further into the full bodied experience by the storytelling sounds of a female voice. Your eyes begin to close and you wake up in a hazy club setting, immersed in the after hours; that’s the immediate impact of “New Dawn”, pensive and hypnotic as it rumbles quietly in the realms of the underground. At just over ten minutes long Alexander Skancke brings you down for landing with the final “Therapy Sessions IV”, transcending movements crammed full of raw emotion, floating you calmly
out of the seventh outing on the label, and the thriving talents finest work to date.

The “Kingdom Couch” is an amalgamation of Skancke’s undying passion and burning desire to create outside of the norm, this can be heard throughout this masterpiece and will undoubtedly inspire its listeners to search for the bigger picture.

Artwork: Johann 3000
Mastering: Mike Grinser, Manmade Mastering

Tracklist

A1 Alexander Skancke Therapy Session I
A2 Alexander Skancke Lost In Time
A3 Alexander Skancke Dumbo Move
B1 Alexander Skancke Purple Lucy
B2 Alexander Skancke Extravagance
B3 Alexander Skancke Therapy Session II
C1 Alexander Skancke The Magnificent Tree Hut
C2 Alexander Skancke Therapy Session III
D1 Alexander Skancke New Dawn
D2 Alexander Skancke Therapy Session IV

Specification: Alexander Skancke – Kingdom Couch

Weight 370 g
Alexander Skancke – Kingdom Couch
Alexander Skancke – Kingdom Couch

29,50 

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