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H.A.B.

Brooklyn-based artist Hans Carlsson makes complex melodic electro with hazy echoes of hip-hop and drum’n’bass beneath the name hab. A indigenous of Sweden, Carlsson’s first musical participation was with several punk and option rock rings (he plays acoustic guitar and sings), included in this a four-piece known as Mouth that managed to get so far as a major-label agreement (on Warner subsidiaries Telegram and Reprise in Sweden and America, respectively) before dissolving in 1994 beneath the weight of the archetypally “corporate and business rock” encounter. Carlsson spent following years touring from Sweden to Holland to Paris, and lastly towards the Hasidic community of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (site of sort of past due-’90s NY bohemian renaissance), where he’s documented the majority of his materials beneath the name hab. The to begin that materials began showing up through Sweden’s Dot label after a demonstration of Carlsson’s function was upped by then-Dot designer Krister Linder (of Tupilaq); Linder’s and Carlsson’s debut EPs for the label had been among its 1st produces and helped garner Dot the interest that changed the label into something of the overnight feeling. Carlsson adopted that 12-in . up with a full-length in Sept of 1997; entitled maPOd, the record is a sensational assortment of both rhythmically spectacular and melodically participating post-techno, interweaving slim, intricately syncopated percussion with thematic statistics that receive far more concentrate and advancement than is regular of also the most armchair-oriented of electronica.

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