The Pan Sonic vet and the iDEAL Recordings boss will release their long-simmering full-length through Touch this September.
Both artists are veterans of the farther reaches of electronic music: Vainio claims membership in Pan Sonic and co-founded the Sähkö label, and Nordwall has helmed iDEAL Recordings and a number of experimental groups over the years. The Finnish-Swedish duo came together about three years ago at Einstürzende Neubauten's studio in Berlin, where they holed up for a session. While Monstrance is described as an electronic record, its creators tracked a handful of live instruments beyond the usual processing and synths—Vainio leant his skills on electric guitar and percussion, while Nordwall played bass, Hammond organ, vibraphone and "metal objects."
01. Alloy Ceremony
02. Live At The Chrome Cathedral
03. Midas In Reverse
Touch will release Monstrance on September 2nd, 2013.