Cubus Larvik soundtrack the ritual + shameless formality of the court room in State and Design out on Tallinn’s Serious Serious

, 26 April 2018

Cubus Larvik’s State and Design album out via Tallin’s Serious Serious, with an exclusive stream premiering on AQNB today. Comprising electronic producer Hendrik Kaljujärv and choreographer Karl Saks, the Tartu-based duo’s record accompanies Saks’ award-winning solo work of the same name, premiered at Kanuti Gildi SAAL in 2016.

The six-track album is an eerie collection of ambient drone, seamlessly tying together samples of everything from distorted bass and bagpipes, to sound bytes from the mouthpieces of various occult movements (notorious cult leader Jim Jones, among them). It’s a part of a performance project examining the role of the artist-as-witness in a court room, where “arguments and objections are mediated by legitimate physical hierarchy and shameless formality.”**

Cubus Larvik’s State and Design album is out via Tallinn’s Serious Serious on April 30, 2018.