Premiere: Norwell – Citadel


As the dust settled on a turbulent year, it was time to re-group, recharge and dress the wounds of the calamitous battles that had hurt so deeply. Safe within their walls, their bubble of security gave space for contemplation. It would be simple to stay behind these bastions of belief, and ignore the war that raged on beyond. But all agreed, it was time to commit and to fight beyond this citadel.

One of this staffers most favoured labels is Beachcoma, and next up is a three tracker from Norwell. Based in Budapest, he had releases on Rotterdam's Pinkman and Shabu Recordings in 2016. 'Citadel' kicks off like New Order's 'Sunrise', before some off-key modulation, lo-fi drums and high freqs ping it elsewhere. Delicately layered and intensely intriguing, slightly Holden-esque and quite beautifully sad, yet adamant.

Norwell – Still Her EP is out now on Beachcoma. 

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