Kommode unveils first dazzling single ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ on The Line of Best Fit, taken from forthcoming debut album ‘Analog Dance Music’
Hear the luscious sounds of ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’
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“Laden with trumpets, Italo-house piano and the sunniest of beats pitched somewhere between Balearic, ’80s pop and disco, ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ is an absolute joy.” The Line of Best Fit
Kommode is the solo project of Eirik Glambek Bøe from Kings of Convenience. ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ is the first dazzling single taken from the debut album ‘Analog Dance Music’ out 18th August on Brilliance Records.
Bergen’s Kommode sees Glambek Bøe go beyond the usual indie-minimalist pursuits in Kings of Convenience. His new project has a much different ambition – to produce a sound that is rich and full. Kommode succeeds in creating music that would be the ideal soundtrack to a midsummer’s party, surrounded by friends, kissed by the sun, wine in hand, overlooking the ocean in the south of France.
“The problem is we are making songs that are a just a little too slow to dance to”, tells Glambek Bøe, who is making music under the Kommode moniker with his childhood friend, Øystein Gjærder Bruvik. Glambek Bøe grew up with the sound of disco in his ears, fondly recalling Wham’s ‘A Ray of Sunshine’ from the 1983 LP ‘Fantastic’, while also drawing influences from house and techno.
“Analog dance music is music that arises when you can’t help but notice that you live in amazing times and that the opportunities laid out before you are greater than those enjoyed by any previous generation. This calls for a certain celebratory quality which could easily be mistaken for complacency. Oh yes, the good in the world is seriously under pressure, but when there are too many things in your own life that lift your spirit, the sounds that come out when you start singing and playing will have a certain smoothness.”
“ADM is about played instruments, so that every time a pattern is repeated, everything is slightly different. An electronic signal is a mathematical representation of a sound, allowing the exact same note to be repeated several times during a song. An analog signal is, well, analog to what it signalises, and whether it’s a drum beat or guitar riff, every element of a song is a performance. ADM is about musicians and a lot of studio hours to get a good take.”
-Eirik Glambek Bøe