Pjusk is a deep ambient project by Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik, both residing on the Norwegian west coast.
The 50-minute soundscape, meant as the follow-up and natural progression of Pjusk’s 2010-release “Sval”, is a psychedelic and rather abstract-oriented sonic canvas pulling the listener toward the deep end. “Tele” is no easy nor mellow excursion, but a slow morphing and pulsating entity of layered, buzzy and sampled sounds along clicks, cracks and assorted guitar treatments.
All these ingredients deliver an organic, foggy and dark-flavoured outcome, occasionally brightened up by crystalline sound bites or shortly taking on a floating, hypnotic shape. Of the nine pieces, the most accessible is the final track “Polar”, where it almost seems Erik Wøllo is paying the duo a short visit by delivering some fine melodic guitar work.
The icy and gloomy atmospheres reigning on the biggest part of the album are counterpointed by warm undercurrents and strange rhythmic structures, making “Tele” a deep-listening affair for the experienced and adventurous ambient music fan. Headphone-listening will deliver an extra dimension to this Norwegian electronica exploring themes of ruthless elemental forces and unforgiving nature.
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