Kommode is a project by Eirik Glambek Bøe (Kings of Convenience) and Øystein Gjærder Bruvik. ‘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.
Let Kommode in, and you will be consumed by Analog Dance Music, the first album from the Bergen-natives that fills the air with sounds from samba to jazz, much like a continental wind that wistfully blows throughout the ten songs.
Kommode sees Eirik 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.
Glambek Bøe’s describes a picture that sums up the thinking around the new band. Three friends are lined up on a dusty Norwegian gravel track, covered in sweat. The evening sun squeezes between the rooftops that surround the football pitch. The young men have just finished a social game. It’s child’s play, done for pure enjoyment. And it is precisely this that Glambek Bøe missed when it came to his music – playing just for the love of it. He endeavoured to play music his way. Without a device, without interviews, mostly without concerts. Music for music’s sake. Out of that idea came Kommode.
The Paper Sessions is a OCB new project that aims to promote contemporary music in all its range and diversity. Originality, quality and eclecticism are the guidelines of this project orientated towards an open and free dissemination of music.
Every month for the period of one year (starting March 2018), Paper Sessions will launch a new video of a short performance by a solo musician, band or ensemble. Shot in black and white and carefully edited, each video will feature a different genre of music: pop-rock, soul, electronica, hip-hop, jazz, folk, avantgarde... The project will accommodate all kinds of styles and will feature artists from all around the globe.
The Paper Sessions should thus be regarded as a virtual, worldwide and 24/7 music venue where visitors can listen to their favorite music and also discover new sounds and sonic ideas. Through its own on-line platforms (webpage, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube) this project has been created with a wide, multicultural and transgenerational audience in mind.