PRE-Be-UN - photo by Martin Fält

PRE-Be-UN is an alias of Nicolai Kleinerman Koch (keys in Oh No Ono and Choir of Young Believers). In 2012, we asked Nicolai to make us a tape as we knew he had so much great material that wasn't released. Nevertheless Nicolai started from scratch and has produced one of the most amazing soundscapes known to us and we released it on the cassette "Coral Carol".

With PRE-Be-UN, Kleinerman shows a new facet of his musical personality: he is now an ambitious, confident and playful front-figure of his own band. PRE-Be-UN has reminiscences of his colorful past with the elements of hip hop, soul, and more complex collage psych-rock. In PRE-Be-UN it all falls into place in an impressing homogenous genre hybrid. PRE-Be-UN's LP clean spasms consists of alternative pop music.

PRE-Be-UN's clean spasms is musical playfulness interplaying with an electronic universe; it is an abstract approach to the texture of music and Nicolai Kleinerman Koch’s characteristic vocal makes PRE-Be-UN a polychrome and unaccustomed edgy whole.

PRE-Be-UN is first and foremost alternative pop music. The expression is minimalistic despite complex instrumental arrangements including samples, vintage synths and effects, plectrum bass, and analogue sequencers.

The debut album clean spasms is a modern pop album that at first listen could seem oddly composed. The melodies are cut to the bone and have a vibe that they are almost derived from a mathematical formula.
clean spasms is both written, recorded, and produced by Kleinerman himself and he also plays almost every instrument on the album. Over the years, Kleinerman has collected a lot of interesting ethnical instruments and drum machines, which are mixed with a very creative use of samples making the original sources almost unrecognizable.
Enjoy the universe of PRE-Be-UN.


PRE-Be-UN, clean spasms - digital packshot
clean spasms
PRE-Be-UN, Coral Carol - digital packshot
Coral Carol



PRE-Be-UN - Mysteriously in Love

mysteriously in love


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