‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ Double EP Out now!
(Part A) open.spotify.com/album/3rsYFSxc3izf8YCwBsR6vr
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Kasper Bjørke – Nothing Gold Can Stay (Double EP 12″ vinyl / Part A & Part B)
A1. Water (feat. Toby Ernest)
A2. Seabird (feat. Christian d’Or & Toby Ernest)
A3. Du Du Du (feat. Tomas Høffding)
A4. Nothing Gold Can Stay (feat. Justin Strauss)
B1. Venetian Blinds
B2. Dreamers (A Tribute to Laurie)
B3. Oceans of Time
After a three year absence, Kasper Bjørke returns today to hfn music with a sublime new double EP entitled “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.
The double EP “Nothing Gold Can Stay” explores both the analogue and organic side of his production work on Side A – while Side B reflects on sounds that he would play today, in one of his nightclub DJ sets.
Having followed a deeply personal ambient music path that last year led to the release of “Kasper Bjørke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project” on Kompakt Records, (named 5th Best Contemporary Album 2018 in The Guardian), Kasper turns his focus back to the sound that made his name in previous albums like “Standing On Top Of Utopia”, “Fool”, “After Forever” or “Fountain of Youth”.
This brand new 7-track pack contains four collaborations, four of his best friends from LA, New York and Copenhagen: Toby Ernest, Christian d’Or, Tomas Høffding (of WhoMadeWho and Bon Homme) and Justin Strauss.
El danés Kasper Bjørke regresa hoy mismo, y después de tres años de ausencia, a hfn music –sello donde forjó la mayoría de sus álbumes- culminando el doble EP “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.
Este nuevo mini-LP de 7 canciones explora a fondo tanto su lado más analógico y rítmico, como su incansable pasión por el pop sintético de fisonomía orgánica. Mientras su trabajo en el disco A se decanta por lo electrónico y cercano, la parte B se dispara con cosmic-disco y house noventero.
El año pasado, y por estas mismas fechas, el de Copenhague lanzó en Kompakt “Kasper Bjørke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project”. En aquel caso, un ejercicio de ambient muy intimista. El disco se colocó en el 5º puesto como Mejor Álbum de Música Contemporánea en The Guardian. En este regreso, que ve la luz al completo hoy, Kasper vuelve a prestar toda su atención al sonido que consagró su nombre y maneras. En la onda de álbumes anteriores como “Standing On Top Of Utopia”, “Fool”, “After Forever” o “Fountain of Youth”.
En “Nothing Gold Can Stay” participan además cuatro de sus mejores amigos: Toby Ernest, Christian d’Or, Tomas Høffding (de WhoMadeWho y Bon Homme) y Justin Strauss. Una ocasión única para plasmar en, justo la mitad del nuevo trabajo, parte de L.A., Nueva York y la propia capital de Dinamarca.
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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