At its core, ‘Compro’ feels like an album of classic design, comprising twelve tracks of similar lengths, with no filler, half-baked ideas, or perfunctory concessions at any stage. It has been pitched as an evolution of the techno album and as an experimental electronic journey, the past perfected and a blueprint of the future.
After three years of experiments and learning spent polishing bold and boundless lineups, 2018 marked the fourth edition of Intonal and with it, further confirmed the Swedish festival as a much needed beacon of light for the Nordic experimental music scene. Inverted Audio editor-in-chief Tom Durston shares his personal experience of his time spent at Intonal.
American producer Bary Center shares his self-directed music video exclusively on IA - evoking the weird cult rituals of Eyes Wide Shut, kodachrome sorcery of Hausu and demoniac ambience of The Ninth Gate. Interlarded with cutaway shots of Bary himself, the dancers' convulsive moves fit the rhythm and sound like a glove, mesmerising as can be.