The Empire Line present six cyclonic episodes for confined spaces on their debut album. Rave. Comprised of Posh Isolation s Christian Stadgaard (Damien Dubrovnik. Vanity Productions). Jonas Ronnberg (Varg). and with Isak Hansen (Iron Sight) on tantrums. the trio s marauding live shows have been translated into a slippery set of pummelling techno works. watermarked with florid noise. Rave is a celebration of contemporary rave culture. focused on the everlasting and transcendent as the night slips out past the day. With living-for-the-weekend hedonism irretrievably converted into a manicured. violent cliche. building new worlds and forging new modes of intimacy takes an exceptional sincerity. Naming some of the crews closest to The Empire Line in the album s titles. their spaces are examples of just how rave culture persists as a transgressive stronghold in people s lives. Ranging from k-hole anthems to jacking. close-range sessions. Rave still bears the traces of the group s experimental background. ensuring the tension is kept up through the catharsis.