BS268 Ransel: The Colour And The Shape

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Design/artwork by Kine Yvonne Kjær and Øivind A. Sjøvoll

The Colour And The Shape

Format: Digital single
Label: Beatservice Records
Catalogue number: BS268
Release date: 17. mar 2023

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The Colour And The Shape (featuring Mari Boine)

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Ransel returns to Beatservice with his latest alluring studio manifestations, joining revered Sami singer Mari Boine on the hypnotically-charged 'The Colour And The Shape'.

The Ransel project arrives via the fertile production mind of Øivind Sjøvoll, an artist who has long been a firm fixture in the Beatservice roster thanks to his routinely brilliant work recorded as Kohib, Here, he collaborates with pioneering Norwegian folk singer, Mari Boine, an artist famed for her groundbreaking fusion of Sami joik singing and contemporary rock music. Unsurprisingly considering the protagonists, the music is utterly spellbinding, with each artist bringing their indelible sound signatures to the profoundly affecting composition.

Built around a magnetic groove, 'The Colour And The Shape' bubbles and broods over rolling percussion as Boine's distinctive vocals interplay with otherworldly synth refrains and menacing bass. The evolving music throbs and undulates to a dramatic climax, as bewitching vocal lines soar into the stratosphere while intoxicating melodies gyrate below.

This is genuinely mesmerising work from Ransel, with this inspired collaboration proving to be some of his most memorable work to date.

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