Boomkat Product Review:
On 'Stockholm Recorded' Peder Mannerfelt (Roll The Dice/The Subliminal Kid/Fever Ray) coaxes some fantastic sounds from the legendary EMS Synthi A - the classic, British-manufactured synthesizer from 1971. Two recordings explore the machine's raw mechanisms of fizzing analogue oscillation and pulsating electronics, worming strange and alien sounds thru its unique and cultishly adored matrix patch of resistive pins. On the longer piece he works upwards from stretched, convective drones to more condensed bleeps and grackling rhythms culminating a slow, roiling electrical stormfield which dissipates to bleeps and stray pulses. The 2nd part is rhythmically focused, working up a pendulous bass swing and the kind of acrid bleeps and noise you'd expect on a Mika Vainio record.