Smalltown Supersound has been a record label synonymous with forward thinking music across many years, the Norwegian imprint is a force which has helped to push and channel a wave of musicians who have often gone on to reach critical success.
Carmen Villain first appeared on the label back in 2013, she released an album called "Sleeper". A psychedelic affair, the release sparked the pathway for what has been an intriguing career since. Her take on eclectic electronica, rock, pop and the abstract has been channeled across a series of releases on both albums and EP's for the label. Sometimes we are guided by vocals, yet often we are left in the darkness amidst the mysterious undertones of her own production process.
Her latest album is titled "Both Lines Will Be Blue" and is an entirely musical affair in the sense that there are no lyrics or vocals but simply ethereal soundscapes and the obscure. It's beautiful and haunting in equal measure.
We asked Carmen to take us through some of her favourite records, she's drawn for a concept which encourages free thought and emotion.
Buy the new album HERE.
Jon Hassell - Empire V
One of many personal favourites from his many wonderful and inspiring releases. It´s stunning what he brings out with his instrument, and love the rhythms. Its so seasick and woozy and beautiful.