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Chrysalis

by Soft as Snow

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    Artwork by Kytten Janae, pressed to hot pink vinyl and housed in a high-gloss sleeve.

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Norway’s finest purveyors of off-kilter, crystalline pop, Soft as Snow aka Oda Egjar Starheim and Øystein Monsen, are back with a brand new release for Houndstooth. The 4-track ‘Chrysalis’ EP is the duo’s second original release for the label, following their 2014 debut with the ‘Glass Body’ EP and 'Glass Body Remixed', a striking collection of reworked versions by Lucy, Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor, Maria Minerva and Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance.

Opening track ‘I Adore’ is characterized by abrasive synths and shimmering inflections, while ‘Fluid’ builds from glassy restraint to a synth freak-out. ‘Mouth’ is a menacing statement of intent, all tribal percussion and primal yelps, calling to mind the unsettling production of Mica Levi’s soundtrack for ‘Under The Skin’. The EP draws to a close with the energetic, skittering ‘Her Blood Is Gold’, with Oda’s strange, otherworldly vocal binding it all together.

The release was mixed in LA by Timothy Wiles, whose engineering credits as Q include Factory Floor and Liars, whilst his production career as Überzone stretches back to the USA’s mid-90s rave boom. The release will be accompanied by two videos, one by fast-rising digital artist Kytten Janae (who also created the EP’s stunning artwork) and another by video artist Kirsti-Lee Poulter. The 12” is pressed to hot pink vinyl and housed in a high-gloss sleeve, in a limited run of 500 copies.

You can catch Soft As Snow live at London’s Old Blue Last on Thursday 15th october, with support coming from Brighton based audio/visual producer Foreign Skin and London based Guy Andrews.

‘Chrysalis’ EP Tracklisting:

1. I Adore
2. Fluid
3. Mouth
4. Her Blood Is Gold

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"The music they make has an inner strength that curls and coils skyward, shooting lasers into infinity” – The FADER

“Finely crafted electronic pop with Houndstooth oomph”– Dummy

“Wild, impressionistic electronic music that splits the difference between Purity Ring’s exquisite beat-driven pop songs and The Knife’s brain-blasting experiments” – Stereogum

“Psych-out stadium pop” – DAZED

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released October 16, 2015

Oda Egjar Starheim & Øystein Monsen

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Norwegian duo Soft as Snow makes experimental pop for the interplanetary set, echoing the sounds of minimal wave and early Warp releases. Their approach to music making is hands-on; avoiding laptops in favour of analogue synths, drum machines and samplers, mixed with idiosyncratic vocals and heavily processed guitars. ... more

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Track Name: I Adore
there’s a silence a silence a silence
I know

inside inside I adore

I adore!

there’s a secret and it’s us

I adore!

you’re innocent
I’m innocent

I want more
Track Name: Fluid
when you’re gone
they won’t know
when you’re gone
we won’t know

tell the truth
truth is old
tell the truth
find a home

I feel it all
from heaven on

follow the atoms’ fall
we don’t know where to go

one of these days, one of these days
there is no home
no home
Track Name: Mouth
in this house
I hope this is fading

long for us
I hope this is fading

wanna let you

oh!

they’re waiting for you waiting for you

wonder let you

oh!
Track Name: Her Blood Is Gold
turning open desireful
and I want more desireful
feel like us desireful

broken wonderful
I’m gonna break open wonderful
I’m gonna fall in
I want it all all all

what more can you
wanna get get get it all
want it so
wanna get get get it all

moving hot down and fire low

want more than you