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Pinkunoizu interview and album release!!

It’s a type of sound material/noise that works in an all equal and non-hierarchical manner. It’s resembles a heart beat, it is all around us in the eco-system of this world.Andreas Pallisgaard

Pinkunoizu are really ace. Of all the wonderful musical happenings simmering hardest in the cauldron of chaotic and colourful soundscapes right now they are them. They represent pretty much all and everything exciting about the wobbly Copenhagen scene, which let us tell you, is a hive for fantastic musical movements.

Their acclaimed ‘PEEP EP’ got people talking last year, and now their debut album ‘Free Time!’ (released today 26 March) looks set to cement the band in the forefront of everyone’s minds and attention spans. A 9/10 from us.

Just check this out for a bio…

“We're a group playing an exotic mixture of lo-fi, high-life, modern composition music, nu-folklore, asian 60's pop and future post-apocalyptic underwater rock.”

AMEN

Livemusic caught up with Andreas from Pinkunoizu to see what he had to say about the glorious world of music making…

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WHO ARE PINKUNOIZU AND HOW WERE THEY FORMED?

We are four people working on this thing called music. We have played together in some other projects as well, including the band Le Fiasko, but at a certain point (late 2009) we settled on the idea of just the four of us making something new and exciting; so we made this band.

Pinkunoizu interview and album release!!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE “PINK NOISE”?

It’s a type of sound material/noise that works in an all equal and non-hierarchical manner. It’s resembles a heart beat, it is all around us in the eco-system of this world.

TELL US ABOUT SIGNING TO FULL TIME HOBBY...

It’s been a really great experience for us to work with the guys at FTH. Most importantly we have the opportunity to share our music with a wider audience outside of Denmark. When we started this band, we were taking things slowly, spending a lot of time just working with new ways of playing and creating sounds. It seemed like the right time for us to have someone else helping us out in the whole complex process of being able to share the music with the world in just the right way.

YOU ALL HAIL FROM THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY OF DENMARK.  HOW DO YOU FIT IN TO THE SCENE OVER THERE AND HOW HAVE YOUR SURROUNDINGS SHAPED YOUR SOUND?

In a way we linger in a sort of isolated spot between different movements in the Danish music scene. Interesting things are happening in both the pop/rock alley, but also on the avant garde scene. I think we could be placed somewhere in the middle of all this new music from Denmark. In Copenhagen people tend to cooperate a lot, and temporary constellations pop up all the time. A lot of the musicians know each other. It’s always difficult to say how your surroundings shape your own sound, but I imagine that we have been inspired by different friends, and that we probably have picked up on other bands’ methods too – but it’s not quite clear for me who and how.

Pinkunoizu interview and album release!!

I HAVE HEARD THAT TWO OF THE BAND LIVE IN BERLIN. HAS THIS BEEN INFLUENTIAL ON YOUR MUSIC MAKING AND DOES IT AFFECT HOW YOU WORK?

Yes, that’s true. We are partly based in Berlin and partly in Copenhagen. I think the most crucial thing about Berlin has not been the actual scenes down here, but more the fact that suddenly we have had a lot more focus and time on our own, which has enabled us to dig deep into the mystic pit of creation.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS. WHERE DO YOU SOURCE INSPIRATION AND HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT BUILDING SONGS?

On my own account, inspiration has always come from listening to really diverse music, and reading all sorts of different types of literature. I like the feeling of tossing myself into a vast and chaotic ocean of words and sounds in order to try and collect the most fascinating outputs and let them swim together into my own writings. I think this can be said for all of us. As for building songs, this seems to vary a lot as well, and the forms are somewhat generative and subconsciously creating themselves. We just act as supervisors directing the elements into a fitting space, if they don’t intend to do so themselves.

YOUR MUSIC IS SELF-PRODUCED. HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS TO YOU?

I actually think this is really essential to us. Our live expression is quite different from the recordings, and we like to keep it that way, in order to retrieve the best from both medias. So when we record and mix the music ourselves, we can play around with weird techniques, and blend live-recorded takes with dubbed ones, looped ones with improvised ones and so on. And we have spent quite some time getting to know how we find we can make the music sound stimulating in various ways.

Pinkunoizu interview and album release!!

WHO CAME UP WITH THE CONCEPT FOR THE ‘PARABOLIC DELUSIONS’ VIDEO AND DOES IT CARRY A DEEPER MEANING?

Graeme Maguire has done the video. We mixed his vision of building a city of cardboard, and having projections onto the buildings, with our fascination of old 50s archive material from postwar US mass culture. We don’t really work with deeper meanings as such – we like the idea of heterogeneous meanings, cobwebs of meanings. And I find quite a lot of them there.

WHAT ARE THE IDEAS BEHIND BOTH THE ARTWORK FOR PEEP AND FREETIME?

Our friend Soeren Hviid Melsen did the PEEP EP cover, so that one I can’t really comment on. I adore the space fox though – makes me think of the fox in Lars Von Trier’s Anti-Christ, speaking the words: “Chaos reigns”. Me and Jaleh did the Free Time! cover. It basically doesn’t carry any emblematic or deeper meaning either. It’s created around some photos I took traveling in South East Asia. So the one is from Vietnam, taken at a temple for this strange fusion religion mixing all the major religions of the world into one confused one, I guess. I like the washing away of all the solid cultural foundations – makes a bit of sense when listening to our music too. The other photo (back side) is taken in Cambodia – It’s a photo of a TV where some people were dancing in some sort of entertainment show.

'PEEP' WAS RECEIVED VERY WELL BY THE MUSIC WORLD. HOW DID IT’S RECEPTION AFFECT THE WAY YOU APPROACHED FREETIME?

Well, it was nice to receive so many kind words, but the music for Free Time! was actually done at the same time as the EP. But I don’t think that would ever be an influence on what we do. Hope not, anyways…

Pinkunoizu interview and album release!!

SOME OF YOUR BAND ARE INVOLVED IN OTHER PROJECTS. DO THE OTHER PROJECTS YOU ARE INVOLVED IN INFLUENCE THE SOUND OF PINKUNOIZU?

Yes, I definitely think so. Not that the bands/projects sound alike at all, but you carry your inspiration around, I figure, so yes, we experience one thing in another group and bring some of that with us.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR PINKUNOIZU?

We have a tour coming up in April and hopefully some shows during the summer. UK wise, we know that we will play End Of The Road Festival in September. Apart from that we are about to start writing new material and maybe record that during the fall. In regards to the long game, anything can happen from here. That’s how it is, isn’t it?

 

'FREE TIME' is out today (26 March) on Full Time Hobby. Buy it here: http://fulltimehobby.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-3588-1-pinkunoizu++free+time!.html

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