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2016 - year in review

We couldn't be much happier about the way 2016 unfolded for us and we're proud to have brought our releases to bigger audiences than ever before. We'd like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to you for making this happen.

If interested we invite you take a look at the chronological recap of 2016 below (or catch up on our releases the easy way by subscribing to our label sampler playlist here).

We’re beyond excited to present new music in 2017 starting with Cancer's debut album in a couple of weeks!

Thanks all, happy New Year.

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CTM - Suite for a Young Girl

“Without lyrical cliché this album sounds highly personal, sincere and document-like. Suite For A Young Girl is a highly sophisticated progression from CTM's debut release Variations in 2012.” The Quietus

“The vocal work takes on a fascinating timbre; Trier crafts a voice that’s both a boom and a whimper at the same time, like a child scaring herself in the dark, like a fractured mind chasing itself around its skull” Consequence of Sound

"has an appealingly warm and experimental quality to it."  Stereogum

This record is really special to us. Suite of a Young Girl is an incredibly imaginative and extremely captivating work of art from Cæcilie Trier's CTM and will be forever spinning on our turntables. Suite of a Young Girl is available digitally and on vinyl here.

EXEC - The Limber Real

“piercing vocal intensity and avant-folk beauty” - Uncut 

“EXEC delivers an emotional gut-punch" - The Line of Best Fit

"Find a quiet place and get utterly lost in this magnificent performance" - GoldFlakePaint

EXEC is Troels Abrahamsen's haunting songwriting for piano & vocals recorded with a fantastic eye for detail alongside producer Mikkel Bolding. EXEC's debut The Limber Real is a gorgeous album – purely analogue, stripped down to

piano, vocals and raw human emotion. It was released on Feb 12, 2016 and it is available digitally and on vinyl here.

Palace Winter - Waiting for the World to Turn

“One of the most exciting bands of 2016” BBC 6 Music

"One of the must-hear albums of this summer” The Line of Best Fit

"a glorious journey of atmospheric production” Shortlist Magazine

Palace Winter's debut full lenght Waiting for the World to Turn was the culmination of a very busy first 1.5 years for DK/AU duo Palace Winter. Released in June this epic alternative rock album sent Caspar & Carl on a ton of festivals, their first European headliner-tour and what's really rad is that they're already working on its followup in the studio. Waiting for the World to Turn is available on LP/CD and digitally here.

Blondage - Blondage

"feels like a modern take on a Robyn classic” The Fader

“they have truly found their own, unique sound” Noisey

“This is the stuff electro-pop dreams are made of” The Monitors

On their self-titled EP the catchy hooks and melodies of Blondage creates an electronic pop universe with fantastically produced tracks and beautiful imagery.  The EP was released on Sep 15, 2016 is available digitally and on vinyl here.

IRAH - Into Dimensions

“Experimental, contemplative pop music that swells and reclines beautifully” GoldFlakePaint

“An incredible, epic debut" The Line of Best Fit

“Listening to “Into Dimensions” is like having an out of body experience” JA JA JA

IRAH's mini-album Into Dimensions takes the listeners on an epic journey across the universe with an impressive spiritual sensitivity and emotional depth. IRAH is currently selling out shows across Denmark and playing their first international shows. 2017 looks very exiting for IRAH. Get Into Dimensions on vinyl or digitally here.

Efterklang/Fundal - LEAVES - The Colour of Falling

"a challenging, thought-provoking, and yet often beautiful collection that combines orchestral and operatic elements with experimental rock elements" - Drowned in Sound

"It’s got to be the most adventurous thing they’ve ever done” Crack Magazine

"Efterklang’s prolific creativity is admirable, but on LEAVES they’ve created something far bigger than expectations allow. It’s immersive, engaging, and at times down right terrifying, a strangely touching experience that once seen cannot be forgotten.” Clash Music

s Efterklang and Karsten Fundal's genre-defying opera Leaves - The Colour of Falling were released in NovemberTogether they have experimented with musical tradition from both the rhythmical and classical world. This release shows you a way into the exciting world of opera as well as challenging the genre and the discography of Efterklang and Fundal. The album is available on LP, CD and digitally here.

Frisk Frugt - Den Europæiske Spejlbue

"Whatever it is, the word hasn’t been invented yet. It’s just brilliant." Drowned in Sound

"It will melt the minds of Van Dyke Parks completists and Björk fans alike" Mojo

"A defiantly unique voice…like Sufjan Stevens let loose in Pinocchio’s workshop…his orchestration is a delightful canvas” The Wire

Frisk Frugt released his critically acclaimed, genre-defying and ultra-ambitious album Den Europæiske Spejlbue in January 2015. Anders Lauge Meldgaard and filmmaker Luke Bennett created an accompanying movie a few months later which premiered at the National Gallery of Denmark in May the same year. Two new songs were made for the movie edition, one song disappeared and the whole thing has been remastered into the new edition of the album that is now released on a limited vinyl run of 200 units - exclusively available on our Bandcamp.

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