Snasen “Failing Upwards”

31 Jan 2013 — Tonje Thilesen

All though we have a hard time seeing the references that are being made to Vessel or Andy Stott when discussing the sonic, electronic spasms of Norwegian producer Snasen, there is however somewhat potent and imploring about his distinctive style of beatmaking. Evolving out from the Norwegian hardcore scene, the contrasts between his sounds shows particularly well in his soundscapes, enforcing the listener to stay open-minded and focused.

Failing Upwards is out on February 15th via the excellent Oslo-based imprint Sellout, have a listen to the title track below.