Patrik Skoog ‎– Horizonte

Holzplatten ‎– HOLZPLATTEN 067
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM


A1 Horizonte 5:07
B1 Bodies 5:10
B2 Evoke 4:56

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed ByNeuton
  • Pressed ByMPO


Side A plays at 45RPM



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May 20, 2011
The title track is one of Skoog's master strokes. Wonderfully pitched, slick and neck snapping tribal drums with a harder edge, a bass line with enough might to eclipse anything around it, and god sent synth edits which simultaneously overfly the percussion and garishly swoop down on the crowd. Eerie and whetted synth stabs totter throughout, and while they are completely in sync with the rest, they leave an impression of coming from an adjacent record, having a schedule of their own. Certainly one of his more refined and well executed tools, with that knack for the right beat at the right moment and the proper effect drop when one most desires it. Ace stuff!

The B side has two extremely well produced and tight tribal pieces, with filtered vocals, plenty breaks and what not, but neither one stands out as much as Horizonte, and both are way too similar to each other. If blind folded and put to a test, one could easily file these tunes in the Drumcode, Mankind, etc. bin - no disrespect intended. It's just that after the haunting, elevated synth precipitation of Horizonte, Bodies and Evoke just aren't on the level. Needless to say, both are utensils one could insert in a set without breaking a sweat, but the focus needs to stay on the A side, as far as I am concerned.