You might recognize Tomas Barfod as the drummer of the trio WhoMadeWho. But that’s just one side of his musical work. The other one is – DJ’ing and producing amazing electronic tunes. Like those from his new EP “Glory”, released on 13. November 2015 via Sound Of Copenhagen.
Tomas Barfod figured out a great way to not stay in his “comfort zone” as a musician, but to develop and create true electronic gems. He teamed up with some uprising Danish talents, like Kill J or Sekuoia, and didn’t forget about some more recognizable artists and long term partners, like Nina K (the memorable singles “November Skies” and “Pulsing” are high on my all time favorite electronic music playlist).
The list of collaborations sounds impressive – as the music that came out of them! The mysterious, brave single “Glass Slipper” feat. Kill J and Sekoia builds up an atmosphere of fragile beauty that is present in every composition from the “Glory” EP. Each song creates a web of sounds and beats that covers the listener. You simply can’t release yourself from it, you’re trapped. But it’s not like you want to run away – no! You want to stay and really get to the core of every song…
Once you press play and start to listen to “Glory”, you dive into the playful “Hope In A Box” (that has something from MGMT and Daft Punk). You come back multiple times to the sexy “Used To Be” feat. Nina K – that reminds you of the end of a summertime romance. You get slightly confused, but also – truly charmed by “Anthroposcene”, and feel completely soaked into “Fill Me” feat. Fine Glindvad (which has a huge remix potential).
The opening and closure of “Glory” is called “Promises”. And I must admit – Tomas Barfod kept the promise of glorious music that he gave with the title of his new EP.
Listen to the “Glory” EP on Spotify and let yourself fall in love with the wonderful electronic world created on it.