Experimental may have various connotations such as eccentric or basically – weird. But it doesn’t mean that it’s bad – on the contrary – it intrigues, it’s always unexpected, gives incomprehensible emotions and stimulates uncontrollabe moves of our always-hungry-for-good-music body. That’s what we feel when we listen to Lars from Mars‘ new EP entitled “Persect”.
Lars Graugaard also (or for his techno fans mostly) known as Lars from Mars is one of the greatest revelations and personages in the Danish music industry. He has a strong academic background with a degree in flute performance from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University in interactive music. His background lies in a mix of musical styles, and he has always been very active in music creation with more than 180 score compositions and numerous vinyl, CD and digital releases. As performer he has given concerts all over the world, and when the flute was his principal instrument he recorded CDs with the music of his contemporaries as well as classical composers such as J. S. Bach, Boccherini, Beethoven, Rossini etc.
In recent years he has turned to the computer as his performance tool, shaping it as a sophisticated vehicle in interactive and generative music. There is at times a strong eclecticism in his music, always dependent on the circumstances of its usage and often related to the latest findings in cognitive musicology.
The recent release confirms his out of the ordinary approach to music, which can be described as a constant journey through the wide spectrum of catchy percussions, leads and floating but also quickly shifting and evolving hybrid melodies. The EP consists of 4 tracks, among them “Felipe” or “Next Junction” that trenchantly reveal the beauty in Danish experimental music.
If you’re in need of a brand new music experience – listen to the EP “Persect” on Spotify.
You can also watch the music video for the single “Next Junction” on YouTube.