Browen

by Bjørn Svin

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    This very limited white box contains the Bjørn Svin "Browen" album with unique artwork made by the Danish artist Peter Basse.
    The box was done as part of an exhibition in October 2010, where Peter Basse did a series of 12 paintings inspired by the music from Browen.
    The paintings have references to architecture, cubism, early industrialisation and futuristic masterpieces like Fritz Langs "Metropolis".
    4 of the paintings have been reproduced as art posters and are included in the box.
    Find out more about Peter Basse here: www.peterbasse.dk
    There have only been made 60 white boxes, which are all hand numbered and signed by the artist.

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    1 sticker on the front showing the 4 art posters inside the box + signature by Peter Basse.
    4 high quality LP sized art posters (32 x 32 cm).
    1 original Browen double vinyl (including the original cover).
    1 original Browen promo CD (including the 3 rare bonus tracks Down The Hill, Lad Os Gå and A Whole Fucking Country).
    1 sheet of thick carton with printing on both sides (32 x 32 cm), containing Peter Basses notes and sketches on the project.

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about

Bjørn Svin’s sound in 2010 is marked by a strange and a mature sincerity that - mixed with a childlike naivety and curiosity - causes the most soulful Bjørn Svin release to date. The humorous playfulness that characterised Bjørn’s earlier music has evolved into an even more playful character, where humour and irony is replaced with eccentricity and lively timbre, for example heard on the title track opening the album.
"Browen" is also characterised by its liberty of genre, and as the naughty boy of the class he has always been, Bjørn Svin breaks all the usual rules within the club music he originates from. The minimalistic single "bowbroW" is completely devoid of beats, but contains in its simplicity a power and a soul that is rarely heard within newer electronic music. On the closer "BooO" Jacob "I Got You On Tape" Bellens' voice suddenly appears and testifies to a newfound calmness and depth of sound, where harsh metallic sounds create stir in a sea of organic-sounding electronics.

PRESS:
"Bjørn Svin har udviklet sig fra at være klassens frække dreng til at være en mester inden for sit felt. En mester der har lavet et mesterværk. Hverken mere eller mindre." 6/6 - Morten Sternberg/Soundvenue (DK)

"Elektronikkens syntetiske og livgivende biotop. Browen er lig med wow. ..essensen af Browen er den fantastisk organiske plasticitet, som – sært nok – synes at udspringe fra Bjørn Svins mesterlige manipulation af syntetisk lyd." 5/6 - Jesper Buhl/GAFFA (DK)

"Techno, dub (check the opening part of "mOmWree"), i.d.m., experimental influences blend very well giving to the listener an interesting and wide sound spectrum to explore." - Maurizio Pustianaz/CHAIN DLK (IT)

"if you like your electronic stuff sparse, very roomy and tune free, then Svin’s your fella." - GM/The Crack Magazine (UK)

"In some respects, Browen sounds like little else in the contemporary electronic scene. It's as if the nine years Svin's spent not releasing new material has enabled him to wipe the slate clean (his last contribution to the Danish techno scene was 2001's Kan Tropisk), and bring a refreshingly new sensibility to the experimental electronic playing field. .. Svin's music may have dance rhythm roots, but the album finds him pushing his music far beyond it by recasting the genre's associated conventions in bold manner." - Ron Schepper/Textura (CAN)

"Bjørn Svin når nye henrivende højder og dragende dybder på overrumplende ’Browen'" 5/6 - Peter Albrechtsen/Ekstra Bladet (DK)

"Farverigt. Bjørn Svin skuffer ikke med sine avantgardistiske toner, der tager tilhøreren med ud på en musikalsk farverejse. Troldmanden Bjørn Svin skaber lydlandskaber, hvor de krøllede rytmer bliver kilet ind og drejet rundt i en forbløffende bred vifte af klange, der drejes og forskydes som gentagne omformuleringer i stedet for faste takter." 4/6
- Simon Lund/Politiken (DK)

..auch in den ruhigen Momenten überzeugt: Dort hört man das spezielle Sirren der Svin’schen Schaltkreise am besten. - Hendrik Kröz/Groove (DE)

Des traits rudes, des bleus mélancoliques des variations libres autour des collections solitaires, froides, transies d'une lumière glacée.
- Erik/Downtempo (F)

"Hvor den elektroniske musik lader hånt om musikalske konventioner, lader Bjørn Svin for sit eget vedkommende hånt om denne uafhængighed og bevæger sig ubesværet ind og ud af den... Bjørn Svin stiller på Browen store krav til lytteren, men det er værd at sidde igennem." 7/10 - Klaus Lindvig/Diskant (DK)

"Med »Browen« lever Bjørn Svin omsider op til alle de forventninger, der er knyttet til ham. Her byder han nemlig ind med en filtret og fabelagtig musik, der ét øjeblik er sjælfuld, eftertænksom og organisk og det næste hikstende, energisk og plastichård med mindelser om Aphex Twin og Autechre... Det er ganske enkelt elektronisk musik på højt, højt internationalt niveau.." 5/6 - Jeppe Krogsgaard Christensen/Berlingske Tidende (DK)

"For hver gennemlytning opstår nye kemiske forbindelser, og selv om Browen er en gennemsyntetisk og computerskabt sag, beskrives den i virkeligheden nok bedst som et organisk fatamorgana. ..Bjørn Svin er i den grad tilbage med Browen. Men man skal have god tid til at byde ham indenfor." - Rune Skyum Nielsen/Information (DK)

"Når albummet er bedst, lyder det vitterlig som at clubbe i underbevidstheden. ...fascinerende godt skruet sammen." 4/6
- Mikkel Arre/Undertoner (DK)

"Bjoern Svin is a man with a story and many faces; with one foot he plays wild Techno, with the other he is one of the most interesting experimental electronica artists I know so far. He paints pictures with sounds, when you listen to his music you feel his thoughts, his moves, his eyes, and than you recognize that you are far away just listening to his music. Unbelievable! Now in 2010 he five years after his last release “Inside Buddy” he returns with a new, let me say it right from the start, masterpiece called “Browen”. - Michael Mück/Cuemix Magazine (DE)

"...når det er bedst, og det er det tit, så er det simpelt hen dybt fascinerende og meget smukt." - Jannik Juhl Christensen/Geiger (DK)

"Browen is hard to pin down, hard to explain, and hard to let go of once you’ve been sucked into the soundscapes’ luring depths." - Rasmus Rygaard/Going Other Places

"...die Kompositionen trachten mit ihren sehr verspielten Texturen nicht nur nach einem schwingenden Tanzbein..." - Raabenstein/DE:BUG

"it´s a calm, reflective record displaying a considerable inner peace"
- Richard Foster/Incendiary Magazine

"the craft he learned as a slave to the dancefloor has supplied him with a set of tools to brew something warm and wonderful. The music is all about digital perfection as programmed by a humane soul. 'Browen' breathes crisp suspense in a mind-wandering manner.." - Maarten Schiethart/Penny Black Music

credits

released March 1, 2010

ORIGINAL ALBUM CREDITS:

Children ow Browen zip ow mOmWree.
Clumsy mOmWree goes wromwrom
owW girls from Tanja Schlander tape
The BooO boy is Jacob Bellens from I got you on tape singing Guerilla Girl.
RoweR is a big synth that doesn´t belong to me.
bowbrow is a little synth that does belong to me.
bowbrow is the semisocial.
owW is the semisocial.
all enbrO
we meet up, unchat silently over coffee,
then goodbye.
i still think it over, all enRowen.

and then nnOR after enRowen
ROwmOR
OOOO : no words,

rOOn rOOn rOOn rOOn
O O O O

Browen: Copenhagen 2007
bowbrow: Brooklyn 2008
owW: Brooklyn 2008
mOmWree: Berlin 2008
enBro: Berlin 2009
enRowen: Berlin 2009
nnOR: Berlin 2009
ROwmOR: Rome, 2004
OOOO: Berlin 2008/2009
rOOn: Istanbul 2007/Berlin 2008
RoweR: Copenhagen 2002
BooO: Århus/Berlin 2008

Finished: Berlin 2009.

Mastered by Lupo at D&M, Berlin.
Art direction Jorge Ballarin.
Graphic Design: Christian Zander & Christian Calabro.
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Rump Recordings was founded by Jens Berents Christiansen in Copenhagen in 2003 with an aim to release uncompromising electronic and electro-acoustic music.
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