Kasper Bjørke

‘Water (feat. Toby Ernest)’ new single & video (Out now!)
‘Water (feat. Toby Ernest)’ nuevo single & vídeo (¡ya disponible!)

* Taken from ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay (Part A) – out on hfn music: https://KasperBjorke.lnk.to/hfn95

‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ double EP / 7-track mini-album

(Part A) – 4-track EP – October 25th  |  EP de 4 cortes – 25 de octubre
(Part B) - 3-track EP – November 22th  |  EP de 3 cortes – 22 de noviembre

Label: hfn music

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Kasper Bjørke ‘Water’ (feat. Toby Ernest)
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The arrival of new Kasper Bjørke material is always something of a red letter day for serious music fans. His return to hfn music for the next stage in his musical journey makes total sense; after a couple of years making (beautiful) ambient music on Kompakt, it’s time for some of the signature beat driven music, that we have been craving.

Water is the first single taken from ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’, the forthcoming double EP to be released in the fall and features Toby Ernest who also featured on his 2014 album ‘After Forever’ on Rush.

Toby returns on the slow burner ‘Water’ with a gloomy performance that describes a relationship gone sour with an almost surreal and self-destructive twist. It connects a soulful, sexual vibe with the distinctive, rich sound of a lush Bjørke production.

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La aparición de material nuevo por parte del danés Kasper Bjørke es siempre un motivo de celebración para los amantes de la música sensata. Ahora regresa a hfn music para ofrecernos el siguiente escalón de su carrera musical. Lo hace tras un par de años componiendo hermosísima ambient music para un señor sello como Kompakt. Pero este siguiente paso promete ser distinto, el impulso generado por buenas bases rítmicas inundan su próximo trabajo.

‘Water’ es el primer single que se extrae de ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’. El cual no será otra cosa que un doble EP a ser publicado en dos tandas: Part A & Part B. Todas a lo largo del otoño, culminando todo el material el 22 de noviembre. Esta primera canción cuenta con la voz de Toby Ernest quien también participó con Kasper en su álbum ‘After Forever’ de 2014 en Rush.

Toby participa con esto de una manera melancólica en una canción cocinada a fuego lento donde se describe una relación que se agrió por culpa de un giro casi surrealista y autodestructivo. Su voz entre el soul de satén y lo sexual, conecta muy bien con el sonido siempre delicado y temperado de Bjørke.

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By now Kasper Bjørke has build a long, impressive back catalogue – while continuing to push forward, exploring new territory – both as a solo artist, in various studio collaborations and as a remixer and DJ.

On his acclaimed 4th solo album ‘After Forever’ (2014) Kasper created a new take on contemporary, melancholic synth pop; merging his productions into a multi coloured soundscape with echoes from Post Disco/Punk, Kraut and New Wave. It was a step away from the disco and house sound, that brought him into making music in the late 90ies. The full remix version of the album, ‘After Forever Revisited’ (2015) included luminary interpretations – where especially the Michael Mayer remix grew into a proper club anthem.

Kasper then released a club workout of his own, ‘Fountain of Youth’ (2016), a 7 track mini-LP which was accompanied by remixes from Weval, Gerd Janson, Marvin & Guy, Multi Culti, Thomas Von Party and vvv. In 2017, Abstraxion and Kasper Bjørke teamed up for their 2nd collaboration, the EP “Matin / Nuit” – and Kasper also co-produced another EP, entitled “Black Magic” together with French artist Colder, released on New York label Throne of Blood along with remixes by The Golden Filter, Mutado Pintado (Paranoid London) and Pilooski.

Simultaneously though, Kasper was working on something entirely different – which would turn out to be a milestone in his career. The ambient album, ‘The Fifty Eleven Project’ (released on Kompakt Records in October 2018) is a two hour long completely beat-less ambient voyage. Credited as the efforts of a Quartet, since Kasper recorded and composed the 100% analogue album together with his musician friends Claus Norreen (Synthesizers), Jakob Littauer (Piano) and Davide Rossi (violin, viola and cello). The album was highlighted as #5 on The 10 Best Contemporary Albums of 2018 in The Guardian and on Best of 2018 lists on i-D Magazine and XL8R – while Musik Week named it “A shimmering, nocturnal masterpiece” and Uncut wrote “sketch lines between the modern chamber music of Ólafur Arnalds and the collapsed-star ambience of early Tangerine Dream”. Go to the micro-site of the album and read more about the project and the 11 films and the short film, which were created to accompany the 11 compositions, directed by LA based director Justin Tyler Close.

In the fall of 2019, Kasper will return to club music, with the double EP Nothing Gold Can Stay, while simultanously marking the 10 year anniversary of releasing music on German label hfn Music. ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ explores both the analogue and organic side of his production sound – and also contains some proper club jams which reflects on sounds that he would play, in one of his increasingly rare DJ sets.

As a DJ, Kasper has performed at a long line of the most legendary clubs and festivals around. From Panorama Bar and Watergate in Berlin to Rex Club in Paris, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, D-Edge in Sao Paolo, Fabric in London, Output in New York, Electric Pickle in Miami – and international festivals like Sonar Barcelona, Roskilde, Iceland Airwaves and Calvi on the Rocks. Back home in Copenhagen, he enjoys playing at the small club called Jolene, where he has invited fellow Djs like Marvin & Guy, Justin Strauss, Axel Boman and Tim Sweeney, for some very special 7 hour B2B experiences.

Through the years Kasper has remixed a wide range of established artists like Weval, Sascha Funke, Danielle Baldelli, The Golden Filter, Sonns, Pillowtalk, Colder and Rebolledo via labels like Bella Union, Ghostly International, Kompakt, Permanent Vacation, Multi Culti, Wolf + Lamb, Throne of Blood, etc. Kasper has also released one off compilation tracks on labels like Eskimo, Correspondant and Hippie Dance (YAYHF).

Kasper occasionally makes music under the side project moniker The Mansisters with his Icelandic friend Jon Atli Helgasson aka Sexy Lazer. They released their debut ‘E.P. Phone Home’ on Canadian My Favorite Robot Records in 2012 and they have since then released their weirdo dark dance via Correspondant, Relish Recordings – and as part of a series of EP releases under the imprint name Sisters & Brothers – via hfn music. Sisters & Brothers is sometimes music produced by themselves and sometimes by their friends – but always curated by The Mansisters. The fourth Mansisters EP ‘Queens of the Night’ was released in April 2019.

Finally, Kasper is making music for advertisement, including brands like Prada, Nike, Puma and many more…

“The past decade has seen Bjørke steadily rising amongst the ranks of artful, eclectic electronic producers…” XLR8R

“Kasper Bjørke definitely makes art. Each production feels assured with the Scandinavian impacting a genuine sense of the cerebral into his music” Clash Music

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