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about

A sonic expedition that traces the serrated coastline of Norway and briny depths of the North Sea, Kystwerk sees Kit's resident lifeguard and aqua aficionado Roméo Poirier joining forces with the poet Lars Haga Raavand.

The result feels intoxicatingly vast: a sighing mass in turns opaque and rich with life, swells of strings, field recordings and electronics plunging fathoms deep amongst the clicks and whirrs of creatures unknown. Intimate, alien, Raavand lilts like some menacing flotsam before he too is swallowed up.

video for Vinterens hval :: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_tnVGmQZmw
Roméo & Lars live :: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-fVfaefPM

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"Particularly gorgeous" - Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music)

"a gentle and emotional play on natural sounds and the glory, threat and joy of the natural world" - Norman Records

"Poirier and Raavand manage to go beyond words, communicating a chilly nautical majesty" - Bandcamp

"The music of language and speech is as powerful as its meaning, interrupted and broken with periods. Rolling off the tongue, Raavand’s words echo a mystery, each syllable drenched in a bleak and cold tone worthy of the North Sea. Ranging from normal conversational volume to a final, fading whisper, the voice is a looping and a lulling, an ebbing away and a finding of temporary rhythm. The sea will claim this, too" - A Closer Listen

"Incredible collaborative LP ... proper floored by this, a screamer" - allnightflight records

credits

released March 20, 2019

Music: Roméo Poirier
Texts and voice: Lars Haga Raavand
Trumpet on Vinterens hval: Octave Moritz
Digital Mastering: Jonathan Scherk
Vinyl Mastering: Sam Annand
Cover: Irene P Tello
Supervisor and additional artwork: Richard Greenan

Special thx to Øy Stein, Andreas Haga Raavand, Hans Raavand, Charlotte Miss, Sam Bristow, Philippe & Sylviane Poirier and Festival c'est dans la Vallée.

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