Frisk Frugt releases album in January

Frisk Frugt releases album in January

On January 26 we release Frisk Frugt’s third album Den Europæiske Spejlbue on 2XLP and digitally. Danish release is January 12. Make sure to get your hands on one of the limited edition gatefold double LPs by pre-ordering here on our shop.

Anders Lauge Meldgaard’s previous album Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite (2010) was a record that made his name as one of the Danish champions of experimental music. The record made it to #8 on The Quietus' Albums of the Year-list in 2013, was aired on BBC6 Music and nominated for The Nordic Music Prize.

Where the last album took listeners on a magical musical journey from the African country of its title and back to Denmark, Anders’s latest sonic adventure finds him travelling closer to home. Called Den Europæiske Spejlbue (English translation: The European Mirror-Arch), the new album consists of 12 orchestral collages, all revolving around the study of songs in Danish matched up with what you could call European world music.

The first track “Solhyldest 1. del” was released in October and gave a taste of the musical diversity of Anders Lauge Meldgaards new orchestral music. On Nov 1 Frisk Frugt played with a 13-piece orchestra for a sold-out concert at Wundergrund Festival in Copenhagen.

The 59 minute-long Den Europæiske Spejlbue is a masterly achievement, one that Anders has been working on since 2011 … a modern and contemporary take on songwriting woven into orchestral collages. In order to realise his imaginary orchestra, Anders built some of the instruments you hear on the record himself: partly because he did not have a large live orchestra at hand, and partly because it was his ambition to create music in a fantasy world where new things were possible.
 
Where the last album took listeners on a magical musical journey from the African country of its title and back to Denmark, Anders’s latest sonic adventure finds him travelling closer to home.

Called Den Europæiske Spejlbue (English translation: The European Mirror-Arch), the new album consists of 12 orchestral collages, all revolving around the study of songs in Danish matched up with what you could call European world music. The first track “Solhyldest 1. del” was released in October and gave a taste of the musical diversity of Anders Lauge Meldgaards new orchestral music.

On Nov 1 Frisk Frugt played with a 13-piece orchestra for a sold-out concert at Wundergrund Festival in Copenhagen. The 59 minute-long Den Europæiske Spejlbue is a masterly achievement, one that Anders has been working on since 2011 … a modern and contemporary take on songwriting woven into orchestral collages.

In order to realise his imaginary orchestra, Anders built some of the instruments you hear on the record himself: partly because he did not have a large live orchestra at hand, and partly because it was his ambition to create music in a fantasy world where new things were possible.  

Listen to the first single "Solhyldest 1. del" here:

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