Release Date: May 6, 2022
Label: Fysisk Format (LP/Digital)
Copenhagen Based Hardcore/Punks TVIVLER Strike Back With “Kilogram”; Sophomore Full-Length OUT NOW Through Oslo Located Record Label FYSISK FORMAT. Listen To The Band’s Powerfull “Kilogram” in Its Entirety RIGHT HERE and Please Find Order Options At This Location.
The Band’s statement on Kilogram: What we kill names us. To talk about solidarity is dowdy and to talk about decency, meticulousness and hard work is ancient. Fuck that. All of our heroes have either become psychotic or ridiculous. You have to do things yourself these days. The only thing more despicable than good taste is ironic distance. You have to commit to something. You have to say yes to something. Common sense dictates that if you are going to write a press release, it should be written as an article. Understand, you have to work with the system. This record sounds like this. There is no way around it. We have burned all compositional bridges, not as a vision but as an act. To be offensive does not leave out kindness. There are too few conservatives in this country. No one does what they say they do. When opinion enters, thinking stops. It is amusing: When you try to be honest and personal you sound like a cliché, and when all is said and done the time is ripe for fascism. Does that not fill you with horror? This record is about fear, limitations, depression, reluctance. We must emphasise that we are kind people. We really don’t care about poses, image, or attitudes. Most, if not all, on this record we have stolen from greater spirits. It is our homage to composers, singers, musicians, free thinkers, poets, artists. To all that is useless. Things do not need to make sense, they do not have to mean so much. We have no time to explain. They do not yet know that we bring the plague. Angst is in fashion and to our surprise we find that we miss the neurosis. We do not bring a party program or a theory. We are all complicit. We grew up with new nordic powerlessness and learned to speak neoliberal. Society does not exist, there is no alternative, history has ended. But it has been 529 years and the exploitation continues. Really, it has always been about the autonomy of spirit. There is noise, jazz, drones, gospel chops, guitar rock. There are men who hate animals. The nation has been built always on soil, blood, steel, and meat. The question will always be who is included in the category. Question: why punk? Answer: Why sex? We have absolutely no solutions, but we offer no sarcasm, no irony, no complacency. We retain the right to make an observation. We have always already failed, but understand: We are not looking for enemies, because we all need all the allies we can find.
Kilogram was recorded in Black Tornado, Copenhagen 5 – 11 April 2021.
Engineer: Sune Kaarsberg
Mix: Scott Evans in Antisleep Audio
Mastering: Brad Boatright in Audiosiege
Cover art: Asbjørn Skou
Graphic design: Mads Ogstrup Nielsen
Drums: Morten Clausen
Bass: Morten Ogstrup Nielsen
Guitar: Thomas Feltheim
Vocals: Thomas Burø
Saxophone: Henrik Pultz Melbye (Richard Rorty på Klinikken, Livsform på Tvangsauktion, år 529)
Cello: Josefine Opsahl (Der er for få borgerlige i det her land, Jeg bor her jo bare, Michael
Strunge som neoliberal)
TVIVLER – Ego / Press Quotes 2020
“It’s an adrenaline-fueled collection of songs that pull from mile-a-minute D-beat and throat-shredding hardcore as much as they pull from more melodic and atmospheric styles of punk and post-hardcore, and they’ve got some avant-garde tendencies rooted in noise and free jazz too. It’s a hell of a record…” BrooklynVegan (US)
“What could be exhausting sounds extremely fresh and original here, making “Ego” one of the most exciting hardcore albums of the year so far.”VISIONS (DE)
“Tvivler finally releases the first album. 15 raging and expeditious tracks, thrown with a suffocating urgency, only punctuated by a few breaths as beneficial as subtle.
“Ego stands as a remarkable piece of Danish screamo that deserves to be heard, especially for its experiental bits”Rock Freaks (DK)
“In my humble opinion, we have one of the revelations of the year here.” Rocking (GR)
“an album that will be one of the most interesting of the genre in the year-end accounts” Plattentests (DE)
“Despite the versatility of Ego, it is in its entirety a well-rounded album and one of the best of the year so far.”Away From Life (DE)
“Ego is a conceptual masterpiece because it cleverly interweaves elements from hardcore, post-rock and early punk rock roots and thus presents TVIVLER as an exciting and surprising band.Gestromt (DE)