“Bedlam of Salt” marks the fourth full-length album by Xuri (formerly known as Yuri), a product of the desire to connect and collaborate in a year of absence. From pulsing club ready tracks to contemplative arrangements, Xuri displays her signature sound of playful industrial in a new shared exploration, featuring the dramatic vocals of Lueurs Nocturnes, along with cellist Oliver Vaupel and drummer Hasse Bruun. The listener is transported to a gallery of chimeric illusion, always moving between confinement and release. Travelling through a number of contrasting soundscapes, the album forms an intriguing kaleidoscope of emotive states in a time of disruption.
From the repetitious trance-inducing opening ‘Datura, Luciferin’s Trumpet’ to the high intensity club-fitting anthemic ‘Kali’s Dance’ and the uneasy but tender landing of ‘A Scene of Calx’, the album provides a steady journey into the multifarious unknown, agitating and engaging in an encompassing and dramatic movement.
For the past few years Xuri has made note of herself as one of the clearest new voices in the Copenhagen experimental scene, known for her playful style as well as her techno output as Parietal Eye (out on Mama Snake’s Amniote Editions label) and various collaborations with Internazionale. This latest outing sees her venturing even further into a collaborative space.