Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pandreas - Music from Norway - hear it here.

The moniker of 21-year-old Bergen resident Andreas Kleven Rasmussen, Pandreas’ rolling rhythms, organic textures and visually rich sounds have always felt inextricably tied to his rural Norwegian west coast home soil, but with his second EP Rås on the way, we’re pretty sure they won’t stay put for much longer. Especially if its title track is anything to go by.
Rås is a rare thing indeed. Equal parts classic house jam, pure soul groove and glistening cinematic expanse, its modern production protects a deeply nostalgic core – a core whose inescapably bittersweet euphoria touches every adorning element. Thirty seconds of scraping cymbal crashes here, a minute of hollow synth beats there and before you know it, you’ve been pulled into its insular world. Quite how Pandreas manages this is beyond us, but we’re happy to be along for the ride.