New Snasen track and love from Pitchfork, XLR8R and more

It seems like everyone loved Snasen’s Failing Upwards track, and yesterday Dummy Mag hosted a premiere of another track from the EP: Tilløp til Dramatikk.


You can check out the excellent track Tilløp til Dramatikk featuring the lovely Ellen Sofie Mosebekk on vocals at Dummy Mag.

And if you haven’t checked out the upcoming EP’s title track yet, you can below.

Also, here’s some nice press quotes:

PITCHFORK:
“Rengard finds a structure and builds it to a brief, glitchy climax that breaks the song down to its disparate elements so naturally that you wonder if it ever existed in the first place.” Pitchfork

THE FADER:
“…what makes it stand out is the textured layers that get added in: glitchy twinkles, radio static. It’s a tasteful song that propels even as it remains unintrusive.”

XLR8R:
“…a deep, glacial number, dewed with deadened snaps and hollow percussive samples. A slowly moving bassline and some grim vocal cuts eventually overtake his production, plunging the track further into a heady and emotional place.”

UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE:
“Snasen is a glitchy maestro with a hardcore past…his forthcoming EP is less about headbanging and more about living in your head”

THE 405:
“Robin Snasen Rengård with ‘Failing Upwards’ assimilates the most alluring facets of Scandinavian music and presents them in an elegant electronica manner, with the result sounding like múm in the idst of a glitchy slow-jam. ‘Green Grass Of Tunnel’ in a k-hole”

THE NEEDLE DROP:
“I am personally a big fan of it.”

NO FEAR OF POP:
“Evolving out from the Norwegian hardcore scene, the contrasts between his sounds shows particularly well in his soundscapes, enforcing the listener to stay open-minded and focused.”