musical release :: Voluptuous Vultures
PsychForm Records Presents:
Fe-mail - Voluptuous Vultures CD
Fe-mail is a electronics/noise duo consisting of Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord, both known from the anarchistic improv quartet SPUNK. The girls have played together for 10 years, but had their debut concert as a duo in Tokyo 2000. Since then they have spread their sonic inferno around the world.
Fe-mail's music is electronic music based on improvisation with live sampling as well as recordings of their own generated sounds and field recordings. Their music is characterised by the use of old fashioned, analogue electronic and acoustic sound sources such as pan pipes, harmonica, and other underestimated instruments, side by side with computers and samplers.
The new release on PsychForm Records is a rolling thunder of mayhem that combines all of these elements with the spazmaticly beautiful vocal stylings of Maja Ratkje. The 1st track, ‘Valkyrie Procession’ sneaks up on you with a heartbeat like drone of noise that progresses into what seems to be an electronic orchestra tuning up for the blitzkrieg ahead. Soon, Maja bursts onto the field with a verbal assault and the madness overwhelms. The 2nd attack, ‘Artbeak’, begins with a glitch approach that is backed again by the thunderous heartbeat. Lightning bolts of Maja’s voice are thrown together with a power electronics smorgasbord that will leave your pets hiding in a dark corner of the bathroom. When the storm settles, the girls delicate whispers gently sooth you back to reality. The 3rd track, ‘Dunlin Dance’, is a wild and nutty romp through an insane circus of electronic blips and beeps that leaves the listener feeling a bit whimsical yet refreshed. An the final track, Voluptuous Vultures…well it ties the whole shebang together with exactly that…SHEBANG!
This release is limited to 1000 copies on CD with an extra track not available on the 10”LP version.