Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the know
Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard are the founders of Copenhagen’s Posh Isolation, one of the most vital DIY labels to emerge in recent years. When not acting as gatekeepers for Scandinavia’s thriving music underground or tending to their solo projects, the duo are known for their noise outfit Damien Dubrovnik. With releases spread across Helm’s imprint Alter and Silent Servent’s Jealous God, 2017 saw them bring things closer to home, delivering Posh Isolation’s 200th release with the excellent Great Many Arrows. Primarily celebrated for mining a vein of excoriating noise, the project’s movement towards more experimental electronics mirrors their label’s own constant renewal and diversification.
Rahbek and Stadsgaard’s Selections certainly reflects their catholic tastes, from Hermann Nitsch’s high art provocations to Arthur Russell’s Lower East Side disco mutations, via contemporary experimentalists like M.E.S.H., Yves Tumor and Julianna Barwick. In other words, artful sounds from the outer edge.