Bola ‎– D.E.G.

Skam ‎– SKALD034, Skam ‎– Skald034
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1 Fhorth 5:34
2 Herzzatzz 6:15
3 Avantual 5:44
4 Evensong 7:48
5 Landor 50X2 6:34
6 Pelomen Vapour 1 4:28
7 Pelomen Vapour 2 5:12
8 Pelomen Vapour 3 5:17
9 Kappafects
Composed By [Co-Composed By], Performer – Dennis Bourne
10 Maghellen 6:21

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Released in a six panel digifile

Catalogue number on disc and spine: SKALD034
Catalogue number on back of digifile: Skald034

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on Sticker): 666017314525
  • Matrix / Runout: manufatured by optimal media GmbH AH78244-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L575
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9721

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKALP034 Bola D.E.G.(2x12", Album, Ltd) Skam SKALP034 UK 2017 Sell This Version
SKALD034 Bola D.E.G.(10xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Skam SKALD034 UK 2017
SKALD 034 Bola D.E.G.(10xFile, ALAC, Album) Skam SKALD 034 UK 2017
SKALD034 Bola D.E.G.(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Skam SKALD034 UK 2017



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April 22, 2019

After a 10+ year absence, Bola finally returns to the scene with D.E.G., continuing his tradition of phonetic puns. Indeed, this album harkens all the way back to SOUP, having lost many of the hip-hop elements that marked some of his later work. The piano line that anchors “Fhorth” finds itself accompanied by long strings and what sounds like Tuvan throat-singing before it surges forth and twinkles away in your headspace. The beat comes in with “Herzzatzz,” crashing against the lighter and slightly angular melodic line, again reminiscent of the heyday of IDM. Bola became rightly known for his use of melancholy melody, but on “Avantual,” it initially takes a jazzy turn before sparking into a more abstract direction. “Evensong” is even more surprising, bringing in female vocals, to soar above the fray and add a subtle heartbreak. But the electro energy of “Landor 50x2” immediately switches the mood, even though it ends on a much quieter note. The “Peloman Vapor” trilogy, of course, suggests the “Forcasa” trilogy from SOUP, but develops in a different manner, starting with a subtle groove in the first part, shifting into a 6/8 time signature in the second, and ending with the spacious ambience and melancholy piano of the concluding section. Male vocals, mostly sung and with a short spoken-word section, take the center on “Kappafects,” bringing to mind his classic track “Pae Paoe,” though with more elegant backing. And, finally, “Maghellen” brings in, once again, a piano to add a note of grace to the bucolic, folksy guitar. I sure hope we don’t have to wait another ten years for the next album.