Be Svendsen - Between A Smile And A Tear
Format: 2LP+Bonus 12”
Release Date: 4th December 2020
A2 Between a Smile and a Tear
A3 Drop the Gun
B2 Day 3.
C2 Hazy Eyes
D1 Le Piroguier (Be Svendsen Remix)
D2 October letters
A1. Hazy Eyes - Single Version
A2. Flint - Extended Remix
B1. Day 3 - Dark Matter Mix
B2. October Letters - Page 2
LP FORMAT DETAILS: (eg. heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve, colour, download card etc)
OVERVIEW: Due to popular demand we are re-releasing Be Svendsen’s 2018 critically acclaimed Debut Album ‘Between A Smile & A Tear.
The repress version comes as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP version on Blue Vinyl with a Bonus 12”of unreleased mixes never before released on vinyl.
Be Svendsen – Dancefloor heavy hitter and pioneer of the desert-tech sound, is releasing his first full length album on Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams label. Here he reaches beyond the dusty dance floors that brought him recognition, and connects with nostalgic roots of music from his childhood.
After a series of very well received singles and ep’s on labels like Crosstown Rebels and All Day I Dream, we now get a deeper peep into what it’s like Be’ing Svendsen.
’Between A Smile a Tear’ is a wide spanning album in terms of mood, instrumentation, tempi and style, with clear references that reach back to a time where experimental innocence met the futuristic and forward thinking. Be Svendsen has managed to create a classic album that stands the test of time. He brings in emotional guitar melodies and dry strings, and adds it to his club universe where moods can change in an instant. With many talented musicians featured on the album, Be Svendsen shows us his diversity that spans from innovative deep new-disco cuts, galactic journey melodies, analogue ambient atmosphere to classic song writing, soundtrack’esque epicness, and a deep-tech organic collaboration with Henri Texier. We even get a taste of Be Svendsens own vocals. In his musical expression Svendsen still walks the fine line of opposites. He takes both the obvious and the unpredictable, the familiar and the unknown into play, dedicated to entertain yet challenge the listener. Be Svendsens describes his musical universe as so: ”The music should ultimately connect you to a bigger picture”. The goal is to express and convey a feeling, and to behold the moment - the essence of oscillating between a smile and a tear. “I like to bring tragedy and humour together, and invite them up for a dance.” This is in some way, a a celebration of what he calls chiaroscuro - the light and dark - of existence.
Be Svendsen has already been supported by a wide array of world class dj’s such as: Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Damian Lazarus, Lee Burridge, Black Coffee, Acid Pauli, Nico Stojan, Oliver Kolletski, Mira, Audio Fly, Sabo, Kenneth Bager, and many more.
And he have been playing festivals like: Tomorrowland in Belgium; BPM in Mexico, Fusion in Germany; BOOM in Portugal, Get Lost Miami, DGTL Amsterdam, Secret Garden Party in UK; Oregon Eclipse; Robot Heart Burning Man; Rainbow Serpent in Australia, Chill Out in Turkey; Afrika Burn in South Africa; Midnight Sun in Norway; and many many more.
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