Kasper Bjørke / Nothing Gold Can Stay (Part B)
Having followed a deeply personal ambient music path that last year led to the release of “Kasper Bjørke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project” on Kompakt Records, (named 5th Best Contemporary Album 2018 in The Guardian), Kasper has found his way back to producing some of his signature left field danceable beats, which “the past decade has seen Bjørke steadily rising amongst the ranks of artful, eclectic electronic producers...” (XLR8R)
Following the four sublime tracks that made up his latest release, Part A of “Nothing Gold Can Stay”,Kasper Bjørke flexes the other side of his studio explorations on Nothing Gold Can Stay (Part B).
Whereas Part A focused on vocal driven songs, this second EP is directly aimed at the floor - and Kasper is clearly enjoying getting back to the business of making people move, reflecting on sounds that he would play today, in one of his nightclub DJ sets.
The opener “Venetian Blinds” has a clear 90s reference in the distinct synthesizer trance sounds.
“Dreamers (a tribute to Laurie)” salutes the eternal classic Oh Superman by Laurie Anderson, exploring synthetic choirs and crystalline, ethereal arpeggiators in a space disco context.
“Oceans of Time” is also drawing inspiration from the 90s rave palette while still keeping one foot in the future.
Nothing Gold Can Stay (Part B) is both a testament to Kasper’s versatility as a producer and an all-out dance floor assault, made with precision and sensitivity.