by The Empire Line

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Lilly Deupré
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Lilly Deupré pleadingly until ripped apart Favorite track: Herrensauna.
Andrey Bauer
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Andrey Bauer Masterpiece. Every track is perfect. Favorite track: Music for Catwalks.
Camryn Marquez
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Camryn Marquez This is probably the best thing that Northern Electronics has released. The music is dramatic, flamboyant, and moody but does not fall over itself because there is a degree of minimalism that tempers the compositions. It builds a beautiful and emotional arc, combining and elevating euphoria and hedonism beyond any ephemera of grotesque gluttony. It is primal and pressurized cathexis and feels lasting, extending beyond the rave, the k-hole, the lustful wanting of flesh, and humanity’s failure to maintain dialectic with the poetical and it’s success in being confined to the machinations of a factory flesh. Favorite track: Music for Catwalks.
Silas Kirschke
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Silas Kirschke Schöner, innovativer Techno! Favorite track: Music for Catwalks.
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The Empire Line present six cyclonic episodes for confined spaces on their debut album, 'Rave.'

Comprised of Posh Isolation's Christian Stadsgaard (Damien Dubrovnik, Vanity Productions), Jonas Rönnberg (Varg), and with Isak Hansen (Iron Sight) on tantrums, the trio's marauding live shows have been translated into a slippery set of pummelling techno works, watermarked with florid noise.

'Rave' is a celebration of contemporary rave culture, focused on the everlasting and transcendent as the night slips out past the day. With living-for-the-weekend hedonism irretrievably converted into a manicured, violent cliché, building new worlds and forging new modes of intimacy takes an exceptional sincerity. Naming some of the crews closest to The Empire Line in the album's titles, their spaces are examples of just how rave culture persists as a transgressive stronghold in people's lives.

Ranging from k-hole anthems to jacking, close-range sessions, 'Rave' still bears the traces of the group's experimental background, ensuring the tension is kept up through the catharsis


released February 19, 2018

Recorded in Stockholm, Copenhagen & Berlin 2017
The Empire Line is Jonas Rönnberg, Isak Hansen & Christian Stadsgaard
Photography by George Nebieridze
Mastered by Neel At EnissLab, Rome


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