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Kasper Bjorke Quartet

The Fifty Eleven Project (Kompakt)

£49.99

RELEASED: 26th October 2018
3 x Clear Vinyl LP Boxset

KASPER BJØRKE has created his most emotive and personal work to date, recorded together with CLAUS NORREEN, DAVIDE ROSSI (Ennio Morricone, Jon Hopkins, The Verve, etc), and JAKOB LITTAUER (Jatoma).

 Over 2 hours in length on clear 180 gram 3LP vinyl then housed in a fabric encased box with cover art created by renown artist LANDON METZ.

 Kompakt presents a new LP and audiovisual venture by Danish producer Kasper Bjørke and close cohorts.

 Epic and in length but always captivating, ‘The Fifty Eleven Project’ is an entirely ambient concept album, that interprets and evokes the emotional rollercoaster Kasper experienced, from his cancer diagnosis and throughout the five years of regular check-ups. The week of album release marks his second anniversary of getting the all-clear.

 The base of the album was composed on vintage analogue synthesizers, reverbs, echo and sequencers – using the computer solely as a recording device – by Kasper and synth wizard Claus Norreen, in the latter’s Copenhagen studio.

 The violins, violas and cellos are composed and played by the Italian composer Davide Rossi, who has also worked with Ennio Morricone, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp, The Verve and Goldfrapp.

 The piano parts are composed and played by Danish musician Jakob Littauer (of Kompakt labelmates Jatoma) on an old upright piano in a studio, and on a Steinway Grand Piano in the concert hall at the Royal Danish Music Conservatorium.

 The visual side of ‘The Fifty Eleven Project’ is made in collaboration with the culture laboratory Prxjects and acclaimed LA based artist/filmmaker/photographer Justin Tyler Close, who has created art films for each of the album’s 11 tracks - plus one music video, including clips from all 11 films. The 11 films will be assimilated into a video exhibition at Klub in Copenhagen from 12th – 21st October. The ambition is that the installation will tour Europe and the US in 2019.

 Tracklist:

A1 Line Of Life (Prologue)
A2 Seminom Non Seminom
B1 CT
B2 50 11
C1 Neurons
C2 Dur For Vitus
D1 Paramount
D2 Os
E1 061016
F1 Contemplation
F2 The Antiphon (Epilogue)