Posh Isolation founders, Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard, together Damien Dubrovnik, have seen many releases in the past from Varg, including Pt. 2 of the Nordic Flora Series, released on cassette.
The series really made a mark when he reached Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City, release on Varg's own Northern Electronics (which he manages with Anthony Linell, formerly known as Abdullah Rashim). The album introduced Varg as a man of many collaborations as genre-bending tracks featured Yung Lean, Alessandro Cortini, Drew McDowall, the painter Chloe Wise, and AnnaMelina. Varg then curated an entire day of Berlin’s Atonal and brought the album to life on the stage. He also formed a strong creative bond with AnnaMelina as the two together now perform as FLORA.
Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush has a similar cast of characters including Chloe Wise, AnnaMelina, Vanity Productions, Ecco2k and more. The album will be released on 2x12” and digital formats and along with it there will be a unique tape release of Nordic Flora Series Pt. 4, available in a bundle with a t-shirt and the Crush 2xLP (only 100 cassettes available).
True to the Nordic Flora Series, the artwork comes from American multidisciplinary artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt.
A1 / 1. Music For Breakups ft. Morning Star
A2 / 2. Rush/Tinder
A3 / 3. Vanity Lights (First Crush) ft. Ecco2k
A4 / 4. (+46) Placing My IPhone X Facing Up To See When U Answer My Texts
B1 / 5. Stonewall Poem ft. AnnaMelina
B2 / 6. U Control the Ocean (Second Crush)
B3 / 7. OND_F.T.P.
B4 / 8. Love Economy/Anti Police Music
C1 / 9. Archive 1 "Spit Sugar Free Red Bull Into My Mouth" ft. Chloe Wise, Matti Bye, Christian Augustin & Henrik Söderström
C2 / 10. Blue Line 2 (112 Fridhemsplan) ft. AnnaMelina & Vanity Productions
C3 / 11. Rush/Wickr
D1 / 12. Archive 2 "Dm Excerpts Between @skaeliptom & @chloewise_”
D2 / 13. 5 Stars & Vanity Lights ft. Ecco2k
D3 / 14. Final Crush (For 940524)
Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush will land on June 22 via Posh Isolation, with "U Control the Ocean (Second Crush)" available to stream in full below.