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Norwegian Artist Gundelach Sings About Loneliness and the Vulnerability of Spiders on His Lovely New EP

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Norwegian Artist Gundelach Sings About Loneliness and the Vulnerability of Spiders on His Lovely New EP

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“I saw the ashes of our love on the ground,” Norwegian artist Gundelach sings on “Space Echo,” and that’s about as succinct a summary of his demeanor on his new 6-song self-titled EP as you’ll hear. The EP, out today on Cosmos, collects some of his previously released single from the year, including the standout “Spiders”, like “Space Echo” a minimal, falsetto-driven future r&b track in the mold of How to Dress Well.

“I wrote this song a couple years ago,”Kai Gundelach explains. “Me and my collaborator/band member Paal made like ten different demos of it. It’s a song about being vulnerable, like a spider.”

Who can’t relate to that?

“I usually start with a chord progression on my Juno 60,” he says of his writing process.  “Then I improvise some gibberish English over that. Sometimes I start with the drums as well. I have an arsenal of drum machine samples that I use. It’s different with every track though.

 

On “Fjernsynet”, which follows the others songs’ lead, but with more of a groove presence, translates to “the television” in Norwegian.  “It was actually an autocorrect when I recorded the synth lead to my phone,” he says. A fortuitous accident. “I think it fits really well though. It has a retro vibe to it. It’s basically about loneliness.”

 

 

Photo by Simon Skredderne