Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to extend an invitation to the bloodiest family reunion you'll ever attend with the fierce score to the terrifying horror hit YOU'RE NEXT. Composed as a group effort by Kyle McKinnon, Jasper Justice Lee, Mads Heldtberg, and director Adam Wingard, YOU'RE NEXT is a home invasion story with a twist. The music is intense, and we're not just talking the Dwight Tilley Band's seventies classic 'Looking For The Magic'. The score gets under your skin fast, with ambient eerie textures causing maximum discomfort with minimum effort.
When things really begin to ramp up, you'll start looking for a new set of underwear. Strings saw and chug along like weapons being sharpened, while it builds to some absolutely evil malevolence, punctuated by some seriously scary stingers. And out of nowhere it comes – for YOU. Run motherfucker, just try and escape it. Like a demented wall of sound it chases you, omnipresent, oppressive. Those synths are a big red flag for one thing: inevitability. It's inevitable that this music will hook you in, it's inevitable that you won't escape. It's inevitable that YOU'RE NEXT.
Bjarki is from Iceland. Born and raised. Despite the fact that Bjarki is known for making extremely powerful dancefloor tracks he doesn’t seem to belong to any particular genre. Something this triptych of LPs demonstrate very well. His music is at times cinematic and there’s a story behind each track. Bjarki’s music always has something to do with him personally, but he’d rather the listener lose themselves in the music than pay much attention to the man behind them. Either on a record or to one of his ever evolving live sets.
Б | Lefhanded Fuqs | Æ are being released over the coming months and represent a snapshot of his archive, selected by Nina Kraviz for Trip.The tracks were produced months ago, years ago, or in the case of the last track just a couple of weeks ago.What began with 30 tracks is now 41.The three LPs aren’t albums in the traditional sense - the concept being to release the contents of his burgeoning hard drives.The music might fit together like an album, but Bjarki doesn’t see it that way. It’s essentially an archive that sounds like an album but none of the music was made with this in mind.
‘’I think making an album is always hard, especially with all critiques that can be scary, in the end I just want people to enjoy what I put out without the music being forced into some category’’.
"Æ" [TRP010 | 28th October] is a particularly Icelandic form, pronounced “I” in English, Bjarki thinks it just looks good. Here it is a selection of music that is at its core quite simple, with restrained instrumentation, made on hardware. A selection of old works and the most recent produced just weeks ago.