SM 12" SERIES
Starting with a three track remix EP for 4AD, each release in this series will be artworked in collaboration with three of our favourite Norwegian visual artists; Andreas Tellefsen, Sverre Wilhelm Malling and Christer Karlstad. This first release will be available on 12" and as a download in October.
A1. D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D. (STEREOLAB MIX)
A2. Dressed In White She Walks Through The Door (MELCHIOR MIX)
AA. Ayisha Abyss (LINDSTRØM MIX)
Formats: 12" (BAD 3X46), Download (EAD 3X46S)
SERENA MANEESH / FUCKED UP 12" SPLIT out Aug 11th
Previously unreleased track from Abyss- sessions, 7 minute rock n roll sausage of a journey "Opium Priest". Featuring legend Harry Georgeson on Cello. Splitting with Toronto hard rockers Fucked Up "Here Lies Are". Out on Best Of Both Records at Oya Festival, which both bands play, Aug 11th.
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OSLO- tilgjengelig på Tiger og Big Dipper
Best of Both Records
March 22nd (23rd in the US) will see Serena-Maneesh release their new album, S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor, on 4AD.
S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor is the second album following the release of their self-titled LP in 2006 which received much praise upon it's release, establishing the Norwegian band as an act that could merge the lilting, ethereal melodies with crushingly loud, shimmering distortion. This new album is also their first release for 4AD, with them having recently been signed up to the label.
They started recording for the new album in 2008 when they went back underground to record in to a cave on the outskirts of Oslo; "Studio environments often get on my nerves," Emile Nikolaisen explains, "and I love the underworld, you can silently head down there and do as you please, leave the world behind. So we found this huge cave with stone walls, it looked like a refugee hideout from World War II, with a huge, undiscovered treasure of sound.
Once recorded, they then worked on it further with Nick Terry (who has worked with Klaxons and Primal Scream), and Can associate René Tinner, who set about mixing the results – spending an incredible eight days on each song. It was even mastered at Air Studios by Ray Staff, who did the same for, among many others, Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, but this is no distended double-album, the end result is a concise eight tracks spread over just 38 minutes and 45 seconds. There is more on the making of the record here.
4AD Press Release