HSV is Henrik Söderström, an artist based in Stockholm. After a bunch of brilliant tape releases there is finally time for a proper LP-release, Aristokrat. HSV always had a distinct sound, with a kind of rudimentary feel to it. Even though the rugged lo-fi tape sound from earlier releases is still present Aristokrat has a more coherent and balanced structure. Tape loops are still a prominent feature but are blended with a more extensive use of analogue synths. The six tracks on Aristokrat moves on slowly, without progressing into climaxes, accompanied with the sound of deteriorating electronics.
Edition of 300 copies.