Bjarki Reflects on ‘Psychotic’ Period with New Album
'Psychotic Window' LP will be released on December 6 via !K7 Records
Psychotic Window is the Icelandic producer’s second outing on !K7 Records, following Happy Earthday, which released in February of this year. It originally landed as part of the limited edition 200 copy box set version of Happy Earthday, and so has been heard before, but this is its first full release on double vinyl and digital platforms.
The label describes Psychotic Window as a “further extension” of Bjarki’s creative vision that continues to to address the same environmental themes as Happy Earthday. It reflects on a particularly tough time for Bjarki, documenting a “depressing” period of his life and marking his final sign off for 2019.
Earlier this month, Bjarki announced a new EP as Cucumb45, coming via his own bbbbbb.
After ‘Happy Earthday,’ people have been asking me about the secret tracks and it made me feel that they deserve a proper release. Each track means a lot to me as I made them during a depressing phase in my life; I was pretty broke, working many shit jobs and also just being super lazy, uninterested in leaving my apartment. Before I started touring, I had these periods where I could write so much music without thinking, pouring my heart out to comfort my thoughts and feelings without trying. I doubt that this kind of window will come back to me anytime soon, my way of music making has changed a lot after going on tour. At that time, I was listening to a lot of Coil, Chris Carter, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. I think every struggling artist goes through these phases of being sleep deprived, staying up and making music all night. This was my psychotic window.”
01. Utvarp Saga
03. Coil Opinons
06. Kitchen Forklore
07. Everyone Is Annoying
08. Psykixk TV
10. Track 19
11. Other Stanky Skyline
12. Dark Ride
13. Better Plac4
14. Cool You Peel2
Psychotic Window LP will be released on December 6 via !K7 Records. Meanwhile, you can stream “Coil Opinons” below.