Elementær LP announcement

I’m very happy to kick the new year off with the announcement of my second LP Elementær, which will be out digitally and on vinyl February 8th. Pre-order is up on Bandcamp.

Press info:
“Elementær”
Label: Galleberg Forlag
Distribution: Diger Distro
Formats: 12" vinyl LP, streaming and download
Launch date: February 8th 2019


Only three months after the release of the solo debut Primær, Oslo based producer Espen T. Hangård presents his second LP Elementær. Bristling with funky, playful and braindance influenced electro, Elementær is a companion release to the 2018 debut. While Primær leaned towards tougher and more stringent stylings, Elementær takes on a melodic and layered approach, with lush pads, acidic bass lines and trippy beats flowing through each of the eight tracks. The two albums were recorded in the same sessions between 2009 and 2012, mainly as live performances in the studio using the same hardware based setups, and they were both mixed and mastered in 2018.

Photo by Hasse Moen

Photo by Hasse Moen

LP launch concerts October 18th and 20th

Photo by Anne Valeur.

Photo by Anne Valeur.

The Primær LP is released in just two weeks! To help celebrate the the occasion I’ve recruited the solid crew of Spykidelic (Tony F. Wilson), Are Mokkelbost and RØH (Carsten Aniksdal) for two nights of music. You’re welcome to experience three fresh live sets and a brilliant DJ, hope to see you there!

Thursday October 18th - Oslo / Hærverk
CC: 150,-
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/217318605565878/
Tickets pre-sale: https://kafehaerverk.hoopla.no/sales/hangard

Saturday October 20th - Tønsberg / Nonfigurativ Musikk
CC: 150,-
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209875103051088/
Tickets pre-sale: https://nonfigurativ.hoopla.no/sales/2719225439

Primær LP announcement

My debut solo LP “Primær” is out on Galleberg Forlag on October 19th and will be available on vinyl, digital streaming and downloads. More details + news of launch gigs to come shortly.

Press info:
“Primær”
Label: Galleberg Forlag
Distribution: Diger Distro
Formats: 12" vinyl LP, streaming and download
Launch date: October 19th 2018

On his debut LP “Primær”, Oslo based producer Espen T. Hangård presents nine tracks of dynamic electronica in the landscape between electro and braindance. The record is mainly recorded live in the studio on a selection of synchronized electronic instruments. A large archive of material recorded between 2009 and 2012 forms the basis of the release, and the tracks have been selected, completed and mixed in 2018. The music spans from the angular and insistent to the airy and abstract, taking inspiration from stringent electro/EBM as well as synth pop and the more playful releases on the Rephlex label.

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