♫♪  Vanessa Amara - “King Machine 1”

“King Machine I” by Danish experimental duo Vannesa Amara (Birk Gjerlufsen Nielsen and Victor Kjellerup Juhl) is a work of post-modern classical music; a noise ballad; a technocracy’s decline imagined as sound; an artificial intelligence’s approximation of tragic beauty; one-half of the b-side to a debut recording made in an (almost) empty church in northern Sjælland; and a “fragile and romantic [composition] of synth, organ, piano, percussive tape loops and guitar [that] holds an incredible feeling of urgency and a wonderful originality.”

Available now on Posh Isolation, the Both Of Us / King Machine LP collects the piece below, as well as its companion, “King Machine II,” and the three-part suite, Both Of Us, recorded in Winter 2012-2013 and released later last year on cassette.

• Posh Isolation: http://poshisolation.net

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