Kasper Staub Trio

Aero - 1st single

Kasper Staub Trio is releasing a new single, ‘Aero’. We are thrilled to have them joining our community.

The trio consist of Kasper Staub (piano), Jens Mikkel (bass) og Anders Vestergaard (drums).

A shout-out to Linnea Slipsager for the beautiful artwork.

Enjoy the single. Much more in store.

 

 

I Just Came From The Moon

Hoax // Debut album

 

Hoax on LP vinyl

 

I Just Came From The Moon has a homogeneous and highly personal expression. The music ranges from the very intimate and fragile, to the all-embracing and challenging, where the strong solo performances and compositions invite the listener to an organic and lyrical universe.

Hoax is the result of an intensive six months, where the band has played concerts in most of Denmark and achieved a unique sound that embraces and extends bassist Frederik Hagner’s compositions. The music is an expression of a collective musical flow that covers everything from country ballads to ostinato-based improvisation.

The album is released digitally and on 12″ vinyl and enclosed by Kasper Knudsen’s intense painting.

  

Line up:

Jonas Scheffler – Trumpet

Nis Hellerøe Myrtue – Tenor Saxophone

Nikolaj Bugge – Guitar

Tobias Andreasen – Drums

Frederik Hagner – Bass

Kasper Staub

Aisle Arch Attic

 

We are proud to present our newest artist this summer.

Aisle Arch Attic is the title of pianist and composer Kasper Staub’s solo piano debut album.
The album contains nine short pieces for piano, unfolding in a genreless and beauty-striving universe of sound.
All tracks have come to life as spontaneous compositions in the studio and recorded directly on reel-to-reel tape recorder, which has brought a strong focus and presence to the process of recording.
Kasper Staub (b. 1988) is currently most active in the upcoming indie quintet Lowly who released the EP ‘Sink Way Into Me’ in 2015 and now working on their debut album for international label Bella Union.
Besides, he is active as a pianist and composer in various settings across genres; his own trio, with two acclaimed albums in the catalogue, ‘/’ (2012) and ‘Havnepladen’ (2014), his collaboration with Under Byens Katrine Stochholm in Islets of Dust (‘People & Birds’ 2012) plus works for choir and string orchestra among other.

     

Kasper Staub – solo piano

 

Bagland

Nomad - EP Vinyl

10″ vinyl

Jakob Sørensen is now releasing his second album as a bandleader. Since finishing his studies in Aarhus Jakob Sørensen has been working on the record NOMAD, which stylistic is a natural sequel to the debut album Bagland.

The evocative cover has been created by the international recognized artist Nedko Solakov. Both the cover picture and the simple design, designed by Andreas Nordström creates clear references to the Nordic landscape, from which Jakob Sørensen finds so inspiring.

NOMAD track list:

1: Eick

2: NOMAD

3: Brave Men

4: The Mountain That Disappeared

 

Jakob Sørensen – trumpet

Frederik Sakham Lomborg – double bass

Mathias Jæger – piano

Alex Jønsson – guitar

Frej Vammen Lesner – drums

Frekvens Frekvens

Vandborg

Frekvens Frekvens presents their debut album, Vandborg.

The music is honest and earnest, connecting nordic jazz, contemporary classical music, the Danish songbook, avant-garde jazz and the free approach to music, and with an urge to seek limits. The album got its name from the town on the west coast that have offered room and atmosphere for this album to be made. The music is shaped in and by Vandborg.

The peace and clarity of the Danish West Coast’s is woven into this debut album. The compositions speak their own language, and tell stories of love, fear, hope and friendship.

We are all human, and that is what this music is about.

    

Frej Lesner – dr

Nis Hellerøe Myrtue – barytonsax

Mathias Jæger – pno/synth

Tejs Dragheim – b

I Think You're Awesome

Books & Books Live

 

Books & Books Live on CD

Books on LP vinyl

March 2016 sees I Think You’re Awesome releasing their two new albums Books and Books Live. The CD’s are preceded by a video-concert/documentary of the entire Books repertoire recorded at my, bandleader, bass player and composer Jens Mikkel Madsen’s childhood home.

 

The CD’s and video features the same 7 songs in different versions. All the tunes a loosely inspired by passages in some of my favorite Books, hence the name. Where the group’s first release “Løft mig op, så jeg kan nå” (Translates: Lift me up so I can reach) was a statement on how we need our friends and family to help us achieve our goals and dreams, and how we shouldn’t think any less of ourselves when accepting this help, “Books” is about how our shared cultural heritage as human beings from books, music, art and all the other things men and women use to express themselves, is an endless source of inspiration and means to understand our own being.

 

The reason for the joined release of both the live and studio-material is, that none of the records in itself paints the entire picture of I Think You’re Awesome. Being a group of both prominent Danish jazz- and pop musicians both the studio-work with its attention to detail in sound and layers and the freer vibe of a live- concert comes natural, and I think the tunes come to life in different ways in the different settings, and that it would feel unnatural not to show both sides of the band with these releases.

 

We call the music indiejazz. It’s playful, melodic, full of rhythm and groove and with an open ear for improvisation, but also drawing on inspiration from the harmony, melodies and most of all sound and feel of modern pop music.

       

 

Kasper Staub (studio) – piano and synth

Lars Fiil (live) – piano and synth

Alex Jønsson – guitar

Morten Kærup – guitar and banjo

Jens Mikkel – bass and synth

Andreas Skamby – drums

Frej Lesner – percussion

Jakob Sørensen

Bagland

 

 

Bagland is the debut album by Aarhus-based trumpeter Jakob Sørensen.

The name Bagland is the danish word for constituency. It referes to the importance of remembering the cornerstone from where it was built, and the support from back home.

Bagland is also the name of the quintet consisting of five musicians, who all have their roots based in the scandinavian sound.

The music is composed in a deserted house on the countryside of Denmark among dunes and windy weather. The music is clearly marked by that. Lyrical and melancholic melodies characterizes the compositions and the sound is clean and fragile with obvious reference to the nordic sound.

The pictures from the awarded photographer Kirsten Klein has been used for the cover – which unites the music with the melancholic evocative pictures. It creates clear references to the Scandinavian sound.

      

 

Jakob Sørensen – trumpet
Alex Jønsson – guitar
Mathias Jæger – piano
Frederik Sakham – double bass
Frej Lesner – drums

 

Elm Trio

Elm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking a free improvisational approach to the sound of Danish folkloristic songs, Elm reinterprets what has been called the “Nordic sound”. Their compositions are greatly inspired by songs from Højskolesangbogen (The songbook of Danish folk schools) and Den Danske Salmebog (The Danish book of church hymns), and these melodies serves as references in their free improvisations.

“ELM trio manages to establish a new form of communal art, one that is not relying on old scriptures but suggests unorthodox and challenging ideas about beauty and community.”
– Eyal Hareuveni, salt peanuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Mathias Jæger – piano and synth

Jakob Sørensen – trumpet

Frej Lesner – drums and percussion