zenmetal

by Johan Carøe

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    Pre-order of zenmetal. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases October 17, 2019

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    zenmetal on cassette tape, with beautiful artwork by Elvira von Wiedin Lidin

    A side
    zenmetal
    failed circle motion
    human
    charlie
    used to be your favorite month but not anymore (w. Sofie Birch)

    B side
    happy dogs (w. Gabo Barranco)
    pink desert (w. Gabo Barranco)

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    shipping out on or around October 17, 2019
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1.
zenmetal
2.
3.
human
4.
charlie
5.
6.
Johan Carøe & Gabo Barranco - happy dogs
7.
Johan Carøe & Gabo Barranco - pink desert

about

Having spent many years as a soundtrack composer, 28-year-old Johan Carøe now puts out his first solo release, ‘zenmetal’, a seven-track EP filled with minimalistic synth improvisations, tape loops, and sparse string and organ arrangements.

While working on ‘zenmetal’, the Copenhagen-based composer and electronic musician sought a refuge from anxiety - escaping into music performed and constructed on intuition and a spontaneous whim, as opposed to the more premeditated and meticulous way of writing music for film. The result is a series of unassuming sketches that pave way to a deeper level of meditation in his music.

As ‘zenmetal’ progresses from its eponymous, gloomy opening track into more tranquilizing pedal loops and brighter melodies, the A-side ends with a dreamy jam session between Johan Carøe and long time friend Sofie Birch (Kai Oke, Infinite Waves) on ‘Used to be your favorite month but not anymore’. On both tracks on the b-side, Johan Carøe teams up with Gabo Barranco aka AAAA (DOVS, Acid Test), where the pair compose stretched and distorted synths and manipulated field recordings, mixed with natural elements like piano, cello and choir. As ‘Pink Desert’ reaches its climax, the heart and crux of ‘zenmetal’ unfolds: ostensible calmness on the surface with chaos underneath.

credits

releases October 17, 2019

Track 1-4 by
Johan Carøe

track 5 by
Johan Carøe & Sofie Birch

track 6 by
Johan Carøe & Gabo Barranco

artwork and layout: Elvira von Wieding Lidin

mastering: Mark Perkins

press: Morten Bruhn
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notechniquecommunity@gmail.com

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Johan Carøe Copenhagen, Denmark

Composer/musician from Copenhagen.
Has worked on various films, theater plays and visual projects.

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www.no-technique.org

www.johancaroe.com

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