Collection of bastard tunes
When Karsten Pflum started making music about 12 years ago, he was using the moniker Slaphead Faun, but when his first releases were hitting the shelves in 2002 he discarded the name again. Since 2002 Pflum has released three albums, but now Slaphead Faun is back, although this time as the name of an album.
This album is a collection of bastard tunes produced between 2002 and 2007; they are the unreleased offspring of previous albums and EPs - the tunes that never made it on to the releases. There is a certain classic feel to the tracks, like they were in some way a yet unreleased collection of favourites.
Pflum's early works are very experimental with beautiful melodies, elaborated beats and unconventional ideas. Tricky and clever tunes that are catchy yet border seeking, and the tracks "Tak 1" and "Tak One" are representatives of this period. During his career, Pflum's productions gradually became more edgy, the melodies more subtle and the drum programming more equilibristic. Tracks like "Pan BD Spiree" and "Six Step Chase" shows how the music brings sound design into the mix, adding an extra layer of glitchy and quirky textures.
The album Slaphead Faun shows the whole Karsten Pflum spectre of sound - from the harsh and aggressive "Thael Spir" to the softer and almost magical "Computer Weekend". It reveals different approaches to composition techniques and arrangement - "Byrd" or "Fy Darkspedter" are straight forward going, while tracks like "Jazzkroge III" or "Make Rite" are gradually morphing in new mysterious directions.
Slaphead Faun offers poppy melodic lines, psyched drill n' bass, old-school IDM and experimental electronica. It is a timeless dish of old and new tunes, a dish that altogether adds a new flavor to your ears. Poignant and seductive, like shadows manifistating in the dark.
|Format // CD Digipak||Shops //||Reviews //|
|& Download||amazon.com||Undertoner [danish]|
|Release Date // June 04, 2010||bandcamp.com||Zero" [english]|
|Mastering // Sofus Forsberg||clone.nl|
|Artwork // Anton Nesretiep||itunes.apple.com|
|Distribution // Arabesque||junodownload.com|
|EAN // 4260125421470||killekill.com|
|Cat.Nr. // MWMCD04||zero-inch.com|
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|Karsten Pflum - Coda Lid 6:09||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Computer Weekend (Crowned and Conquered Mix) 3:48||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Make Rite 7:22||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Fy Darkspedter 4:15||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Thael Spir 5:45||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Pan BD Spiree 6:30||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Further Down the Rabbits Hole 4:21||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Jazzkroge III 4:31||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Tak 1 (120 BPM Karramel Mix) 5:09||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Tak One (Boys and Girls Mix) 8:10||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Lo Us - Intermezzo 2:08||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Byrd 4:35||€1.00|
|Karsten Pflum - Six Step Chase 6:45||€1.00|
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