So I had about ten years of musical experience before I started making my own music. I cut down on a lot of stuff lately, I think had some kind of musical crisis some years ago, even though my career especially with Tomboy and WhoMadeWho was great. Your new solo album is quite eclectic, but so is a lot of your previous work… what did Salton Sea allow you to do that your previous endeavours didn’t? These influences subsequently manifested themselves in the acid disco-inspired club-bangers Tomas released as Tomboy via Gomma records and the ambient techno he unleashed on Kompakt. For information, please read our cookies policy. For example, most of the drums, both acoustic and electronic, are played live and not corrected by the computer and I have live horns, guitar, bass, percussion and even a full string arrangement on the album. Barfod was first exposed to the indefinable lure of the electronic music scene not by clubbing that came later , or by specific acts, but by a long-forgotten film featuring a section set in a club.
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Edit cookies preferences Accept Cookies. While the crystalline rush of Salton Sea was created mainly in fits and starts, these new songs are more precise, more defined and ultimately crafted into more fully-formed songs.
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I wasn’t inspired, didn’t like the ‘tour life’ and didn’t see myself as a DJ in the future, so I started doing tmas lot of different projects, I was working as a consultant for Carlsberg, I started Tartelet with Fredski and was head of bookings for Distortion Festival. Came to Party Suzanne Kraft Remix previous play pause next. Alongside an exclusive premiere of the Suzanne Kraft remix of his new track ‘Came To Party’, Barfod talks to us about his musical evolution since WhoMadeWho to the inspiration of his latest work.
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Cookies Preferences For information about cookies that are required for this website to operate correctly, please read our cookies policy. From the start Barfod was acutely aware that in order for these songs to come to life they needed to have vocals, even if piecing it all together was like finishing a puzzle.
I like that her voice has this fragile and innocent kind of sound. Barfod was first exposed to the indefinable lure of the electronic music scene not by clubbing that came lateror by specific bqrfod, but by a long-forgotten film featuring a section set in a club.
I cut down on a lot of stuff lately, I think had some kind of musical crisis some years ago, even though my career especially with Tomboy and WhoMadeWho was great. So I had about tomad years of musical experience before I started making my own music. Salton Sea was this lake with resorts and RV camps back in the 60s, but at some point the lake got polluted and on the beaches ealton are still dead fish lying all over, so now most buildings have been abandoned.
Back in the summer ofDanish sxlton music polymath Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album, a sophisticated mesh of electronics called Salton Sea. For instance, bringing in strings and things like that. Having left Tartelet, do you sometimes still have the desire to run a label of your own or do you prefer to focus on making music now? Sometimes different people have been writing to the same tracks, so I then work out which ones work best.
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With this album, however, I knew what I wanted to make and that I wanted people to like it. Previous Play Pause Next. Early musical influences saltin from the likes of Goldie, Massive Attack and Portishead, to Goa trance and techno, before drifting into house and disco. Close View Full Product. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Turning off will mean batfod your IP address is not sent to Google.
I have done everything to make this album as organic as possible.
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Accept Selected Cookies Back. The yomas that these pictures had was a big inspiration for my album, so when I moved to LA and Leeor from the label told me about Salton Sea, everything made sense.
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I believe that what works instantly is almost always the best thing. I can say with great certainty that I will never run a label again. I actually started with a full acapella that I did the production around, and not the other way round as I usually work.