Peder Mannerfelt follows aces for Avian, Ultimate Hits and Archives Intérieures with new LP Controlling Body, if you are into Madteo's Noi No this is gonna be 4 u. Fever Ray and Roll The Dice associate Peder Mannerfelt returns with a new full-length on his own imprint. Enlisting American singer Glasser for vocals, the Swedish producers fully turns his attention to the human voice: much like his 2014 debut Lines Describing Circles, Controlling Body displays Mannerfelt’s experimental ambitions. While the creaking percussive structures of ‘Her Move’ bridge the release with those earlier efforts, dreamier synth elements and the many forms of Glasser’s vocals round out the album, unrivalled, showing Mannerfelt at the height of his production game.
The voice's curious spawns engagingly morph into different shapes, moving between the constructed and deconstructed, coopted and alienated, fragmented and united. Slowed down beyond recognition on ‘Abysmal’ with subtle low pass filtered hi-hats referencing functional rhythms; cut up in footwork manners (‘Perspectives’): on ‘I love you’, when Glasser’s voice finally emerges in its most accessible form, her fragile, lullabylesque song seems so detached from the relentlessly throbbing techno beat underneath that not even the synths coming in can put them at ease with each other – pleasantly disturbing.