Magazine article New Internationalist

Plunge

Magazine article New Internationalist

Plunge

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Plunge

by Fever Ray (Rabid Records, RABID061T, CD, LP and digital)

Beyond all other musics, electronic is the best vehicle for artful manipulations - especially those that surround gender and sexuality. This is not exactly news for Karin Dreijer, the Swedish artist behind, first The Knife, and most recently, Fever Ray.

Plunge sees her articulating these ideas with commendable boldness. Eight years in the making, it's a stunning piece of work that spans Dreijer's personal liberation into a more fluid sexuality. This album is a dive into the waters of queer desire, a delirious pool flooded with the currents of social power structures. An online manifesto, co-written with conceptual artist Hannah Black, makes this clear.

As in the past, Dreijer presses her case through songs framed by digital beats, off-key twangings, scratchy, tactile, sonic textures, minor-chord synth washes and a voice which is often flanged to accentuate her unsettling presence. …

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