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At first glance, post-rock and techno were hardly made for one another. Guy Andrews would beg to differ. By fusing his two passions, the two major influences on his music, the young British producer has created his second album, Tåke, which means fog in Norwegian. This is an atmospheric journey, viscerally linked to nature. Andrews says plainly that the single Fjell was inspired by a walk on Cadair Idris, a Welsh mountain. It was inspired by the climbs. The challenge of the ascent. And the pride in reaching each peak... Another escapade, this time in Norway, offered added fuel for his record. It gave a power that has influenced this captivating work from beginning to end. Guy Andrews plays with atmospheres (his first works were very much rooted in ambient music) and alternates between Northern Lights and violent hurricanes. Each composition on Tåke is in fact a kind of miniature sonic documentary, inspired by the writer's many wanderings. Here, even more than on his 2016 debut album Our Spaces, Andrews is a painter. He is sketching out an electro landscape with diverse textures and hypnotic effects. No surprise that the Londoner's art has been hailed by big names such as Massive Attack, Scuba, Bonobo, Max Cooper and others. Tåke depicts a vast sound tapestry, mottled by rhythms and lit up by the colours that Andrews offers. Fog has never looked so radiant. © MD/Qobuz

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The Clearing
00:02:04

Alev Lenz, MainArtist - Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

2
Trails
00:04:58

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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Fjell
00:06:38

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

4
It Cannot Surface
00:02:13

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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Feelings
00:04:07

Alev Lenz, MainArtist - Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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There Was Nothing You Could Have Done
00:02:16

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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Buried Within
00:04:08

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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The Clearing (Reprise)
00:02:09

Guy Andrews, Composer, MainArtist

2017 Houndstooth 2017 Houndstooth

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At first glance, post-rock and techno were hardly made for one another. Guy Andrews would beg to differ. By fusing his two passions, the two major influences on his music, the young British producer has created his second album, Tåke, which means fog in Norwegian. This is an atmospheric journey, viscerally linked to nature. Andrews says plainly that the single Fjell was inspired by a walk on Cadair Idris, a Welsh mountain. It was inspired by the climbs. The challenge of the ascent. And the pride in reaching each peak... Another escapade, this time in Norway, offered added fuel for his record. It gave a power that has influenced this captivating work from beginning to end. Guy Andrews plays with atmospheres (his first works were very much rooted in ambient music) and alternates between Northern Lights and violent hurricanes. Each composition on Tåke is in fact a kind of miniature sonic documentary, inspired by the writer's many wanderings. Here, even more than on his 2016 debut album Our Spaces, Andrews is a painter. He is sketching out an electro landscape with diverse textures and hypnotic effects. No surprise that the Londoner's art has been hailed by big names such as Massive Attack, Scuba, Bonobo, Max Cooper and others. Tåke depicts a vast sound tapestry, mottled by rhythms and lit up by the colours that Andrews offers. Fog has never looked so radiant. © MD/Qobuz

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