Great Many Arrows
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Posh Isolation)
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Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Great Many Arrows' is the 6th studio album from Damien Dubrovnik, the Danish duoof Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard. It is also the 200th release on their PoshIsolation label, marking 8 years for both the label and project. The label's inceptioncame with Damien Dubrovnik's debut album, and since then the two have beeninseparable. Without Damien Dubrovnik there would most likely have been no PoshIsolation, and vice versa.'Great Many Arrows' is undoubtedly a high point in the varieddiscographies of both Rahbek and Stadsgaard. It is the most realized DamienDubrovnik recording to date, and a standout in Posh Isolation's troves.As a record,'Great Many Arrows' manages to translate the intensity of the duo's oftenunrestrained live shows in to carefully crafted studio productions. Unlike the pair'searlier and largely electronic recordings, the compositions on 'Great Many Arrows'set organs, cellos, violas, wind and other acoustic instruments against the backdrop ofan electronic landscape.The new toolset is as apparent on the surface as it is in theenclosed detail, taking the project further from its noise roots than it has ever been.This is not to say that Rahbek and Stadsgaard have traded ferocity for formalconstraint. It is rather the opposite. While 'Great Many Arrows' is certainly the pair'smost 'musical' work to date, its veneer of accessibility might also make it their mostterrifying.The strength of the recording lies here in the interaction between themelodic, acoustic instrumentation and the bulldozing electronics. Moments of beautyand light are transfigured into utter chaos and rage, the mesmerising change anexpression of the equal and opposite form's natural sway as it beckons and slipsbetween its own passing.'Great Many Arrows' takes its name from a historic archerycompetition in Kyoto, Japan, in which archers would shoot as many arrows as possiblefor a 24 hour period. On April 26, 1686, Wasa Daihachiro from Kishu successfullyshot 8,133 out of 13,053 arrows, averaging 544 arrows an hour, or 9 arrows a minute,becoming the record holder.