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Lars Bech Pilgaard: I Want You To Be Around Me

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Danish guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard is known for restless, left-of-center aesthetics that characterize his solo efforts and work in bands such as SVIN and Slowburn. In 2012 he released a limited edition, handmade solo disc featuring mostly low-fi recordings. Now he continues with the same collector's- item, do-it- yourself philosophy. This release featured only 100 12” vinyl copies, with handmade covers. I Want You To Be Around Me was recorded at the former train station Lygten in outer Copenhagen, enjoying great acoustics in the old stone building. Bech Pilgaard employs different tunings, preparations and alterations of ...

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Lars Bech Pilgaards Slowburn: Freiheit

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The sophomore release of Danish guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard's Slowburn quartet (following Mammut, Mom Eat Dad Records, 2012) blends his diverse and often conflicting tastes for alternative, art rock, punk and no wave, raw sounds and free- form improvisation. Pilgaard is assisted by the same attentive musicians that played on the quartet debut--renowned bassist Thommy Andersson, member of Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra, clarinetist Lars Greve, member of the quintet Girls in Airports and drummer Thomas Eiler, his collaborator in the avant-punk outfit SVIN. The metallic, raw sound of Pilgaard's guitar is still dominant but now ...

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Lars Bech Pilgaards Slowburn: Mammut

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Danish guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard's musical philosophy denies the existence of any genre or convention. His musical range encompasses free improv, avant-garde, Kraut rock, punkish energy, odd cinematic soundscapes, noise, and even fifties classics. Mammut, Pilgaard's debut as a leader with The Slowburn trio, attempts to find a common thread among this colorful sonic universe. Experienced bassist Thommy Andersson solidifies Pilgaard's imaginative outbursts, while drummer Thomas Eiler, Pilgaard's collaborator in the Svin quartet, pushes him even further. The album's six pieces have suggestive referencing of states of mind, exotic food and distant locations. Pilgaard's guitar sound is ...



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