REVIEW: Various – & om det här är slutet är det vårt sista (offworldcolonies ltd. owcltd004 – 2016)

offworldcolAfter Cloistral’s “Նվիրվածություն” mind-absorbing ambient deepness recorded in Armenia, another impressive release has landed on the Swedish outlet offworldcolonies ltd. with the title that translates like ‘if this is the end, it’s our last one’.

The label’s fifth release comes from various artists, in a criminally limited run of ten cassettes that sold out quickly on Bandcamp but the digital version allows listening pleasure to those who missed out on the physical product.

Label founder offworldcolonies delivers a knockout beginning with “Megalit . : / 0501”, heavy-hitting bestial drilling of 10 minutes in the crossroads of techno and power electronics – surely one of the highlights among floor tracks of 2016. Of totally different breed is Cloistral’s masterful tranquillity session “Փրկություն” and in the same lane move Drottning Omma’s subtle slow beat and scintillating pads in “Jag bara jagade nästa high”.

The B-side belongs to debutants: after [xxx] teaches “Creative Use of Stearine (Fluid/Solid)” with rumbling technoid deviations, Pechblende’s “Distant Dreams” is seeking the peace of mind and “Vithästen” by ıšdavıkaı concludes the compilation with a drone session. Much recommended release that would deserve a vinyl version.

Points: 9 of 10

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