[ AUGUST | 2010 ]
Melville had it, London had it, even Homer had it: A fascination with the sea. And Christian Albrechtsen has it in spades. the ocean as mother, lover, destroyer,and most clearly on his debut album: metaphor. Growing up in the port city of Copenhagen, Christian has written a tale of fearless welcome for the powers of the sea. Make no mistake: these are no sea-shanties, but fantastic songs intricately woven with layers of bjork-inspired vocals, electronic percussion, bells, synthesizers, and spanish folk-inspired instrumentation. this album of 10 songs push and pull like tide, with swells, stills and storms. For fans of Björk, Müm, Jonsi.
All songs written and produced by Christian Albrechtsen. All lyrics by Christian Albrechtsen. Accordion, melodika, guitar, gasometer, kitchen gear, drums and programming by Christian Albrechtsen. Mixed by Ryan Coseboom, Mad’s Brauer, and Christian Albrechtsen. Photography by Maya Bonde. Costumes By Christian Albrechtsen. Design by Lone Nielsen and Æther Bureau.