Morrow vs. Hajduch

Morrow vs. Hajduch: Roll the Dice

Scott Morrow is ALARM’s music editor. Patrick Hajduch is a very important lawyer. Each week they debate the merits of a different album.

Roll the Dice: s/t LPRoll the Dice: s/t LP (Digitalis, 6/8/10 — digital copies available via iTunes)

Roll the Dice: “The New Black”
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Hajduch: Swedish duo Roll the Dice are not a household name, but you may have heard their work as individuals before. Malcolm Pardon “continously composes for film and television,” while Peder Mannerfelt has long written music as The Subliminal Kid and most recently contributed to Fever Ray‘s album and touring line-up. Together, they make meditative, arpeggiated drone music using only synth and piano.

Fever Ray: A Member Of The Knife Comes To A Fork In The Road

Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife devotes 2009 to her new solo project, transitioning from techno and experimental sounds to organic instrumentation and motherly lyrics inspired by her children, while maintaining the ambiguity, abstraction and strangeness within her music.