Veyl 25 by Harlem
Veyl 25 review
VEYL is pleased to welcome Harlem to the label for a new seven track album titled 'Bait'. The
Stockholm-based duo of Martin Thomasson and Johan Skugge bring a vast history of production behind
them, operating since the early aughts and known for their work in dub and minimal techno.
‚Bait' ventures into new territory for the project, delivering infectious strains of body music, new beat,
industrial and beyond coupled with soul-stirring vocals which quickly dig beneath the skin. The release is
about everyday manipulation, soft power and persuasion. We exist in a world in which corporate
management techniques are deployed in our everyday lives, nudging each other for short-term gain,
slowly hallowing out any lasting trust while ultimately all being crushed by a hyper-capitalist system.
From the opening synths of the title track to the ominous ending notes of 'Night Vision', we also uncover
funky grooves and diabolical floor shakers which remind us of something from the past but exist
perfectly in this corrupted new world. As is customary, the striking cover art was photographed by
Tomaso Lisca, and it’s a fitting piece for the record, depicting a tantalizing well-oiled machine, all while
something menacing lurks under the hood
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