CMU Approved

Approved: Kommode

By | Published on Monday 19 June 2017

Kommode

Eirik Glambek Bøe from Kings Of Convenience is set to release ‘Analog Dance Music’, his debut solo album under the name Kommode, on 18 Aug. With two singles from the record now out in the world, it’s shaping up to be the laidback disco record your summer was asking for.

“The problem is we are making songs that are a just a little too slow to dance to”, says Glambek Bøe. “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”, he continues. “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”.

So you could say that Kommode’s output is optimistic pop with an air of trepidation – something that comes across in the titles of those two singles, ‘Fight Or Flight Or Dance All Night’ and the newly released ‘Captain Of Your Sinking Ship’.

Listen to ‘Captain Of Your Sinking Ship’ here:

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