“120 Days builds power through repetition…tightly sequenced sounds and a rigid snare-drum beat provide
a sturdy base over which the band layers groaning drones, phased melodies.” – NPR
Norwegian-based quartet 120 Days have debuted a brand new single from their followup sophomore LP 120 Days II, set for a March 6th release with Splendour (of Montreal/Casiokids, His Clancyness/Shimmering Stars). Unfolding rich layers of synth, the single winds through cosmic soundscapes pulsating just short of an epic ten minutes. The band co-produced “Dahle Disco” with fellow Norwegian DJ/electronic artist Lindstrøm, and will soon reveal the accompanying video. “Dahle Disco” follows their first single “Osaka,” which was released as part of Club Mod, a new singles imprint by Modular and remixed by diskJokke and Sidwho?
120 Days have been playing together since 2001 and their debut took them around the world, from America, where they signed with Vice Records, to Japan, where they played to crowds of 17,000+. It won them two Norwegian Grammys and was not only critically acclaimed but also commercially successful. But those subsequent five years have given them valuable, well-earned perspective, and their sophomore album proves that it’s worth taking a little time out. 120 Days II is darker, dirtier, fiercer and sharper than a debut full of, as Pitchfork loftily put it, “towering edifices”, one which the website also claimed possessed “the conviction that all this technology has the potential to amplify, not suppress, the transmission of human emotion, should humans be courageous enough to try.” To put it rather more simply, this new one is even better than the first.
Currently touring Europe, the band will play two sets at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012 Festival next week and will return stateside in the spring to support their forthcoming LP at SXSW 2012.
120 Days II Tracklisting
2. Dahle Disco
3. Lucid Dreams Part 1
4. Lucid Dreams Part 2
5. Lucid Dreams Part 3
6. Sleepless Nights #4
9. Osaka (+ disjokke remix)
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