Remedies is a musical group from Northern Norway, consisting of Tor Erik Krane Ursin and Sigrid Ravn Ryan. The band formed in 2016 and recently released Delusions which is a beautifully lush EP which contains danceable rhythms and unique soundscapes.
The music often sounds somewhere between artists like Lykke Li and The Knife. I loved the textures and colors on this EP. It’s organic but electronic in a way that feels truly symbiotic.
The EP starts off with the title track “Delusions.” I loved the dark, off-kilter beat which blends subterranean synths with a constant kick. The vocals are slick and very jazzy at first. As the song progresses a bigger groove is established and feels sort of like disco. The song starts to explode about a minute-and-a-half in. The hook is undeniable and by the time the second verse swings around again they explore a lot of territory.
Up next is “Crimson Mind.” It starts with piano but within about twenty seconds blooms to this epic sound collage of sounds. The verse is slick and there is a build that is just epic. There is a lot going on but it works. The mix can handle all the elements and the chorus is undeniably memorable and infectious. They have this ability to change so seamlessly which is apparent when they go back to the verse.
“Hollow” is the third track and the vibe here off the bat is more introspective and cosmic. I quite liked it and the verse felt more striped back with guitar, bass and drums being the main components here. It’s beautiful and eventually like other songs explodes. This time an arpeggiated synth runs rampant across the stereo field with a pulsating rhythm that is intoxicating.
The band closes with the disco infused “The Mad Handler.” There is more of a clear disco vibe on this song with Hercules and Love Affair and Heart coming closer to the center of the bullseye here.
I loved all four of these songs. The production is some of the best I have heard and deserves Top Album. Highly recommended.
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