Kristian Tangvik, after all these years of intense delivery, finally lays down his debut album ‘nullpluss’! The listener is brought on an intimate journey through nostalgia, glitch, optimistic melancholy, beauty and complexity. Produced over a period of two years (2016-2018), the album consist of original compositions and treated improvisations that range from naive casio pop, experimental analogue and digital collages, lo-fi electro, indie jazz and more. Inspired by the DIY movement and a wide range of musical and personal influences, ‘nullpluss’ is a personal statement, rich in artefacts, emotions and imagination. All sounds, recording and mixing was done by Kristian himself.
Kristian Tangvik is a Norwegian tubaist, multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer based in Copenhagen Denmark, mostly known for his tuba playing in free improv and experimental jazz constellations. He has performed and recorded with several notable soloists and bands, toured extensively with Horse Orchestra (double danish grammy winner in the jazz category), and has premiered his compositions for sextet in Tivoli -CPH (summer of 2018). Other notable collaborations include T.S Hawk, Jesper Zeuthen, M.Rexen, GNOM, Laura Toxvaerd, Anders Lauge Melgaard (frisk frugt) P.O Jørgens, Henrik Sundh, membram, Peter Jensen, Raymond Strid, Jeppe Zeeberg and many other. He composes for theatre, dance performances, art installations, and of course his own projects and solo performances.
released September 21, 2019
All sounds and mix by Kristian Tangvik
Producing by Jeppe Zeeberg
Stereo mix and master by Teis Frandsen
Liner notes by T.S. Høeg
Cover art and layout by Marie Boye Thomsen
Executive producing by Tomo Jacobson / Gotta Let It Out
Released in 2019 by Gotta Let It Out
Listed on 'Best of 2019' list
(Mikkel A. Kongstad - Passive/Agressive - Denmark)
"This is pop for the truly alternative pop mensch."
(Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly - The Netherlands)
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