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The Haxan Cloak - N/Y

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Bobby Krlic shares N/Y the first new piece of solo music released as The Haxan Cloak in over a decade. Blistering and propulsive, N/Y draws upon the sonic hallmarks Krlic established as fundamental to The Haxan Cloak but with newfound depth drawn from the skills that he has honed over the past decade composing music for film and TV. It is accompanied by a visual also produced and directed by Krlic. 


"N/Y is a feeling I’ve had for a really long time,” he says of the track. “It was made with the intention of being something that I could play live only, and was just this burst of intensity that could re-contextualize anywhere I would play it in. I kept working on it and it became something that I wanted to hear regardless of the context. I made the video in the same way. Making charcoal drawings and oil paintings, then fusing these together with self-shot video of myself in my studio. It feels immediate and without compromise. It was made quickly, in a moment, with complete intention. I really hope it changes the space you’re in.” 


Krlic’s work in the early 2010’s as The Haxan Cloak bridged the then radically separated worlds of avant garde, drone, metal and electronic music. Earning critical praise from the likes of DAZED, The FADER Pitchfork, Mixmag, The Quietus, The New York Times and The Wire, among others, Krlic’s staunchly independent output brought him to the attention of such luminaries as Björk, Goldfrapp, and Father John Misty as an in-demand producer. Since 2015 he has established himself as a composer for Film, Television and Games, winning an Ivor Novello award for his original score for Midsommar, a celebrated artistic collaboration with director Ari Aster. 

The release of Bobby Krlic's new LP "N/Y” - under the monkier  The Haxan Cloak -  coincides with the announcement of Archaic Devices, a new label founded by Krlic himself. Through which, all of his archival releases have been remastered, with aspects of their design and presentation tightened up to present his music exactly as initially intended. Working with revered visual artist Christopher Leckie, Krlic has built a stark, unique identity for his newly minted label Archaic Devices that extends to a new line of merchandise, as well as new visual directions for the label’s first and forthcoming releases.

 

Coinciding with the release of Bobby Krlic's "N/Y” - released as The Haxan Cloak - comes the announcement of his new label: Archaic Devices, through which long-awaited reissues from The Haxan Cloak's catalogue are being released. 

+ Archaic Devices will release: 2009's psychedelic Observatory EP, 2011’s The Haxan Cloak LP and 2013’s Excavation LP.

Tracklisting

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N/Y

B
N/Y

Release Info

Release Date: 24th November 2023
Format: 12" LP
Label: Archaic Devices

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