Isabella
Whistle
Peder Mannerfelt
/
2018
EP
10.79
PMIK001
Edition of 300 copies, incl. sticker
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Dicey Takes Its Form 3:42
2Penchant Disenchant 6:15
3Vain 4:48
4I Could Get You 3:02
5Residual 5:08

Boston’s Isabella Koen debuts on Peder Mannerfelt Produktion with a personalised batch of power ambient aces, following the lead of Sissel Wincent with five curious explorations of high-velocity techno and queered electronic atmospheres

Slipping snugly and frictionally into Peder Mannerfelt’s label, Isabella plays out a rudely jagged sound strung out between ostensibly opposing yet complementary poles of banging dance music and introspective tonal arrangements.

On the A-side, she spells out this paradox between the cascading chromatic arps and zinging vamps of ‘Dicey Takes Its Form’, and the starkly contrasting slug of sub-loaded, clambering 134bpm techno in ‘Penchant Disenchantment’.

For the B-side she flips the mode, kicking off with the bone-rattling 150bpm techno highlight of ‘Vain’ before slipping down the rabbit hole with the narcotic drip-off, ‘I Could get You’, and clocking off with the groggy maze of cold, dubbed-out techno abstraction in ‘Residual’.