18.77 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by marvelio-uk

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
RecordsByMa... Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


In Dust (2LP + CD) [VINYL] [Double LP, Box set]

Roll The Dice Vinyl

Price: 18.77
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched and sold by marvelio-uk in certified Frustration-Free Packaging.

Amazon's Roll The Dice Store


Image of album by Roll The Dice


Image of Roll The Dice


Malcolm Pardon (Stockholm, Sweden)
Peder Mannerfelt (Stockholm, ... Read more in Amazon's Roll The Dice Store

Visit Amazon's Roll The Dice Store
for 6 albums, 7 photos, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

Product details

1. Iron Bridge
2. Calling All Workers
3. Idle Hands
4. Maelstrom
5. Dark Thirty
6. The Skull Is Built Into the Tool
7. Evolution
8. The Suck
9. Cause and Effect
10. Way Out
11. See You Monday

Product Description

Product Description

Vinyl LP pressing. 2011 release from the Stockholm-based Electronic duo. Taking advantage of the chaotic nature of analog synthesizers, they summon up ghosts from the machine, crafting instrumentals that unfold with an organic, spontaneous logic. Last year's self-titled debut proved an underground hit, its haunted pianos and pulsing electronics attracting fans like Kieran Hebden, Caribou and Fuck Buttons and landing in 2010 Top Tens by tastemakers Boomkat and Phonica. Their full-length follow-up takes their sound in stark new directions. Compared with the warm, woody feel of their debut, In Dust is darkened and contemplative. It still recalls the kosmische explorations of Cluster and Tangerine Dream, and Kraftwerk's heady blend of pop and propulsion, but it feels lived in and worn down, like an old 12-inch that's been spun many times, its groove scratched and erratic.

BBC Review

As displayed on their recent Live in Gothenburg EP, Roll the Dice can be a ferocious proposition in concert. Harnessing the often unpredictable power of analogue synthesisers, bolstered with organ and piano, their long, layered instrumentals tend to build to a peak of intensity before teetering and collapsing. On record, however, the Swedish duo of Peder Mannerfelt (producer and touring band member for Fever Ray) and Malcolm Pardon exercise more rigorous control. But their restraint doesn't starve their music of drama: In Dust generates all the more tension by straining at its leash.

This is a very different journey to that described by Roll the Dice's 2010 self-titled debut album. That album, more directly related to the work of trailblazing 1970s kosmische bands such as Tangerine Dream and Cluster, had a na�ve quality to it that In Dust replaces with something more imposing. Album opener Iron Bridge rears up before the listener, monumental and forbidding, and establishes an atmosphere of gloomy beauty that persists for much of the album.

Dour as things sometimes get, Pardon and Mannerfelt always inflect their work with melody. At the album's heart, Dark Thirty and The Skull Is Built Into the Tool both blend minimalist piano chord patterns with shimmering, rumbling and buzzing synth textures. Way Out slows anthemic trance into melancholy ambience. Only on the melodramatic Maelstrom does the music feel like it belongs more with Malcolm Pardon's TV and film soundtrack work.

Far more representative is the striking sort of creativity evident in Calling All Workers, where a lonely tolling bell is joined by an oscillating analogue bassline and a rolling piano phrase. This develops into a gaseous melody in the Vangelis mode, anchored with deeply resounding key strikes, which opens a dizzying gulf at the heart of the track. It's a remarkable blend of the acoustic and electronic, and clearly distinguishes Roll the Dice from producers who use retro gear merely to regurgitate retro sounds. There are numerous elements of 1970s and 80's synth-based records here, but, as with artists such as Keith Fullerton Whitman and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Roll the Dice are processing the work of their predecessors into something recognisably new. And at its best, In Dust sounds neither antique nor cutting edge, but timeless.

--Chris Power

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category