Jonas Rönnberg makes his prolific work rate look effortless. Not many producers would hide an hour and a half of stunning techno on a small, cassette-only run, but then not many producers can write tracks with the quality and consistency Rönnberg has over recent years. While his records vary from dark ambient to techno to industrial and noise, the one thing they have in common is a sense of melody that feels as bleak as it is rousing. Perhaps more than any other artist on Northern Electronics, he embodies the Swedish label's recipe of techno fused with experimentalism and Nordic black-metal aesthetics.
We get the full spectrum of Rönnberg's discography in this 45-minute live set. It's comprised of loops from his ongoing Nordic Flora series, which has been among the best work of his career, including the RA-Recommended first EP. It begins eerily, builds to a face-melting peak, and then settles into broken beats, all with the beautiful yet unsettling melodies that Rönnberg has built his name on. It's an album's worth of original material that shows Rönnberg's singular take on techno."