Shitney: Earth Core
Release date: 10-02-2017
Shitney was formed in 2015 with the purpose of creating music on a contrasting acoustic/electric sound plane. Now, after two intense years of touring and working together, they are releasing their debut album, Earth Core, on ILK. Earth Core is comprised of experimental improvisations using the title as subject matter: an imagined excavation of metals and chemical substances, physical laws and paradoxes. The three members of Shitney are all sonically familiar with each other, having previously crisscrossed in various musical constellations on the Copenhagen scene. Here are three women who are all on the fringe of musical normality, in their own ways. Together, they create an unpredictable mix of the concrete and abstract, using beats and samples, as well as synthetic and organic sounds.
MARIA FAUST – saxophone, effects
KATRINE AMSLER – keys, micro-guitar, programming, electric drums
QARIN WIKSTRÖM – voice, effects, keys
Album is out on CD, digitally and in a limited edition of 50 pieces of heart-shaped soaps in pink color with a dead wasp inside, and a download code icluded. The soaps are produced in Estonia, wasps are hand-collected by soap producer's family.
"Shitney is moving between Earth's core and crust and hits alternating elements that provide different rhythms, soft tones, stark contrasts and buzzing drones. This is a living organism. And man is sunken into it." (Passive/Aggressive)
"Here we speak of music that is so much the definition of the next level that you have to let go of everything you hold dear, everything you possess of potentially narrow minded ideas about what music can and where it comes from. It is simply overwhelming, life-affirming and raising hope." (Dagens Lyd)
"Delightfully lo-fi Danish" (Irish Times)
"If there is some justice on this Earth, Shitney should headline festivals near your home." (Free Jazz Blog)
"Although it is a fierce hybrid between everything from psytrance, free jazz, drum and bass and noise, the three women manage to make it all more digestible. If you spend just a little time on the release, you'll get an intense and energetic fuck finger to your nice ideas of danceable music." (Undertoner)