Release Date: 13 May 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Gundelach Self Titled Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP + Download
Brooding, delicate earworms, pulsating electronic beats and a coolly honed falsetto: these are the building blocks of Gundelach’s debut EP. Ever since the DJ- turned artist left the booth for the studio his life has become very different. He has gone from recording in his bedroom to playing for crowds of 1500+ in the span of a year. His singles have topped Hype Machine, garnered massive radio play in Norway and seen him hailed as one of Norway’s rising stars by the likes of Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music. A collection of songs he wrote and demoed with his friend and band mate PålUlvikRokseth were sent to producer Joel Ford, which formed the basis of his self-titled debut EP. The day Kai flew to New York to produce and record the EP with Joel he learned of the tragic passing of a close friend, leading to the songs being tinged with melancholy, introspection and beauty.
The EP is a six song window into Gundelach, a producer influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada but also a songwriter taken by the lyrics of Elliot Smith. It is a promising beginning for an artist at the early stages of what is poised to be a long and illustrious career. Co-produced by Kai and Joel Ford (Oneohtrix Point Never, Cyril Hahn, Com Truise) and engineered/mixed by Al Carlson (Tim Hecker, Ariel Pink) it is an organically composed electronic pop record that feels both vintage and contemporary. Gundelach may easily draw comparisons to many modern artists but his sound and his vision are wholly his own.
1. Spiders, 2. Cloud3, 3. Fjernsynet, 4. Space Echo, 5. Written In Red, 6. Young.