between mermaids and me
The Danish Glitch-Pop duo between mermaids and me is the sound of controlled chaos, the limitless and the experimental – held together by a relentless and durable friendship. The synthesis of a colorful, female producer and an experimental drummer. Behind the alias we find Andreas Pilgaard and Stine Drejer, who have been making music together ever since they met each other 11 years ago. Now they’ve landed themselves in a project, where the heart, the ambitions and the feelings get to flow freely and wildly. A project that seeks to break out of conformities and academic ideas of music - to turn up the noise and do something daring. Filled with glitchy internet-like sounds and sampled instruments, the music brings to mind electro-acoustic luminaries such as Thom Yorke, Bon Iver and When Saints Go Machine.
Their debut EP / mini-album Reality Cravings, is an impending release which seeks towards a just world and enlightens the self-administered apocalypse of mankind. Tracks that tell the story of children born into a blitzed world of digitalization. Tracks that emphasize that we are not taking enough care of the most precious things we possess and tracks that play with the feeling of presence in the world, what it means and what it brings to the future, creating subtle images about the situation of the world that in many ways are frightening.
The rough reality is always the center of story-telling on Reality Cravings but is delivered in a subtle and secretive manner. This is something that recurs when the story of between mermaids and me is told. Imagine yourself having a best friend at the bottom of the sea – a mermaid – that never emerges and walks the earth of our world, but to whom we just once a year can tell our deepest secrets - things that you cannot say on land and that they cannot say under the water. Then you have a true confidant, one who would never expose your deepest and innermost thoughts.