Head Crash

by Subroutine

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Professionally duplicated cassette with gold printed riso-artwork on heavy card stock in poly case

    Includes unlimited streaming of Head Crash via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"Music is a malleable material, full of subjectivity and endless emotional attachments. And where some see melody and choruses as the height of musical perfection, others see the dissolution of accepted forms as the true measure of sound and its applicable relationships. For Subroutine (the duo of Robin Hayward and Morten J. Olsen), music is simply the aural resonance that conjures emotional associations, and through their weird and ecstatic use of a rotating bass drum and microtonal tuba, they fashion a delirious, uncategorizable mass of noise that renders most descriptions immediately invalid. Their work is subtle, soft and manic all at once, a true reflection of their collective inspirations.

On their new cassette, "Head Crash," Hayward and Olsen explore a dark and illusory classicism, a vague and ill-defined area where classical music, drone and abstract composition meet and react in unpredictable ways. These three songs are less about the tangible nature of music and more about the underlying foundation upon which they're built. Subtle drones weave in and out of the cautious rhythms that sink slowly through the empty spaces that litter these landscapes. Atypical and arrhythmic in their resolution, these tracks skulk and stutter, evincing a menace in their abandoned musical formality."

- Joshua Pickard (nooga.com)


released May 12, 2017

Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba
Morten J. Olsen - rotating bass drum

Recorded at Studio 8 Berlin, December 2014
3D printed artwork by Sara Brinkmann Jønler



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