A C R O N Y M – 7 things of note.
A is for Abdulla Rashim.
Aka, Anthony Linell, important as it’s who Acronym likens his sound to in his 3-sentence biography. There’s a close link between Acronym, Abdulla, and Jonas Ronnberg (Varg) which we’ll touch on later, and like many techno scenes that grow from a few tight knit folks influencing and pushing each other’s sounds forwards – this is no different.
“Acronym was kinda of the same story: I knew him before the music and then one day he started sending me stuff. From the beginning his music was really good and I was impressed by what he was doing.”
“Abdulla Rashim is a name I made up out of a long interest for the Arab world, in particular Levantine culture and politics. I’ve been studying Arabic at the University and I follow Al-Jazeera as close as Swedish news. I’m aware of how problematic this choice of name can be, the controversies surrounding it, and I know that it can be perceived as another brick in this exotifying culture we live in.”
C is for Cleansed in Fire.
R is for Reticent.
O is for Off the Grid.
‘Excited to start this year filled with energy. With that said, this year marks the revival of something I thought was dead. Snippets are up for DIM004..’
N is for Northern Electronics.
“It’s really hard to translate it into words,” Rashim says. “It’s all about an emotion or an idea. I can hear it instantly. We all can.”
“He was already putting out stuff before he released on Northern Electronics, he even had his own label. So I just asked him to record something for me and he sent me “River Red Gum.” Korridor I got to know through the internet, he was living in Stockholm but we never met before I started doing music. Everybody on the label is in some way connected to friends.”
Y is for Years.