VIDEO PREMIERE: We Like We – Next to the Entire All (Live session, Part II)

April 13, 2018

We Like We are a Danish experimental performance and sound quartet, consisting of Katrine Grarup Elbo (violin), Josefine Opsahl (cello), Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion) and Katinka Fogh Vindelev (voice). Their second album, the harrowing yet mesmerising “Next to the Entire All” was released on Sonic Pieces in December 2017. They shot two beautiful videos at the release concert at The Village Recording Studio in Copenhagen, and we’re honoured to premiere the second part of this immersive performance. Important: headphones are vital to get the best possible experience! 

 

 

According to We Like We, ‘Next to the Entire All’ is a feeling that we humans can get, when trying to navigate in an increasingly complex and incomprehensible world; that sense of living parallel or next to everything else. It is an existential loneliness that is universal and therefore ties us together. This leads us to the name We Like We, in which the collective/band still find comfort, when unified we become stronger than anything.

‘Forest Sketches’ starts with a simple delayed motif played on wood blocks, which is imitated by the voice. Increasingly building up the tension, the strings start playing along building up to a great point of no return, which is briefly interrupted by a hectic violin/percussion chase, which again builds up to the second big culmination, which is stretched in time and becomes a great wall of noise and chaos.

‘Frost’ is the more icy aftermath to the chaos; a more stringent scape, which only consists of a few long notes. The vibraphone is played with bows, and combined with the frail sound of the voice and strings, it creates a more crisp, and almost crystallized atmosphere.

‘Our Flags Are Torn’ is a comment on the refugee crisis and the despair that comes with it. The sailor-like theme in the cello combined with the fog horn-like glissandi from the drums and the bird like cries from the violin, creates a very ocean-like feel. The beautiful lyrics are written by the artist Jenny Ekholm.

‘Dark Waters’ is a track played only by the cello. Layering different motifs, the cello builds up a grand dark scape of despair, only to dissolve in a bright motif. 

 

 

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