Dokkemand / Hons!
Album: Hons!   Collection:General
Artist:Dokkemand   Added:Nov 2008
Label:Other Electricities  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-11 Pull Date: 2009-03-15
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2009: Memory Select
4. Feb 11, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Undulat Feat. Alison Shaw
2. Feb 28, 2009: The Silly Show
Kanaria, Lapp Feat. Lars Wiik
5. Feb 05, 2009: The B-Side
3. Feb 21, 2009: Music Casserole
Lapp Feat. Lars Wiik
6. Jan 18, 2009: Music to Make Babies To
Klokka Er 76 Feat. Lost Room, Kanaria

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-08
Dokkemand, “Hons!”
Synthy, atmospheric electro-pop; for fans of The Notwist, Lali Puna, etc… at times sounds like an electrified BSS. Rich, echo-y musical landscapes full of a variety of layered sounds, which can sometimes feel too disorderly, but other times work nicely. The better songs feel somehow snowy and pure, possibly because of Dokkemand’s Norwegian origins… or maybe I’m just reading too far into this. Anyway, if you have a taste for anything electronic, this will be a nice addition to your show. No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 2, 6, 11.

1. Upbeat song with lots of chimes, and no real vocals. Some distortion, nicely paired with acoustic guitar rhythms. [3:50]
2. Funky, percussion-driven track. Subtle synths in the background and echoing, soft vocals. [3:06]
3. Slower track, but with dizzying rhythms. High, distant-sounding female vocals. Cool panning bridge around 2:00. This song sounds very much like The Notwist. [3:23]
4. Sweet, reverberating song that feels somehow wintry. Subtle vocals that sound almost like whispering. Ending a chaotic mix of synths, bells, and a spooky drone. [5:21]
5. Like being inside an icy cave, surrounded by icicles and synthesizers, listening to a band made up of snowmen. [3:09]
6. Playful song with lots of panning and a simple synth melody. Percussion comes in midway, along with sweet choral vocals. [3:50]
7. More vocally driven song w/ prominent female vocals. Lyrics are frankly not too interesting, though sung with a charming accent. [4:09]
8. A melodic instrumental, with many different styles/sounds. Builds up to a chaotic climax, then finishes with bizarre harmonized techno-drivel. [4:06]
9. A hubbub of electronic sounds, layered over drum rhythms… not easy listening. [3:42]
10. Poor man’s Aphex Twin. [2:44]
11. Another sweet, snowy track. Telephonic sounds, synth and percussion, with distant female vocals. [3:42]
12. Jarring techno-ballad: ends abruptly. [1:46]

Track Listing
1. Kanaria   7. Klokka Er 76 Feat. Lost Room
2. Lapp Feat. Lars Wiik   8. Lupe Feat. Kate Havnevik
3. Undulat Feat. Alison Shaw   9. Hest
4. Knapp   10. Stempel
5. Feat. Lars Wilk   11. Lumpa
6. Eike   12. Telefom Feat. Carrie
  13. Slapp