Girls In Airports – Dive (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:05 minutes | 528 MB | Genre: Classical
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On the album ‘Dive’, the five musicians dive into themselves and into the music. This time the melodies are not playing the leading part in the music but instead act as collective sequences that reflect the mind’s movements between light and darkness, life and death, optimism and discouragement.
A highly original line up – two horns, percussion, drums and keyboards – and an open mix of musical styles from all over the world, is what the Danish band Girls in Airports has been exploring for a decade. The group is now ready to release their sixth album, entitled ‘Dive’, at the end of November. The album marks a liberation of the band’s sound, where ideas bubble up in a new way.
Overall, the musical expression has moved towards a more colorful universe, inspired by jazz, afro, indie, kraut rock, Celtic and even pop music. The new album is a further development of the band’s genreless sound but includes more extravagant passages and psychedelic moods. The music takes compositional wanderings in the mind and opens up an existential abstraction that mirrors how the five band members in the encounter with the music dive into something greater than themselves and transcend from an ‘I’ to a ‘We’.
In 2018, Girls in Airports ended their contract with the leading British label Edition Records, returning on this album to the nerve and energy that brought the five musicians and composers together in 2009.
The award-winning documentary filmmaker Andreas Johnsen joined the band in the making of the album and has created videos for each of the ten tracks complementing the sound universe.
The album was recorded over five days in Black Tornado Studio on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, mixed by John Fomsgaard and Jens Ramon and mastered by Noel Summerville.
1. Girls In Airports – Suncry
2. Girls In Airports – Collision
3. Girls In Airports – Weaver
4. Girls In Airports – Outside Looking In
5. Girls In Airports – Waving Leaves
6. Girls In Airports – Stonehouse
7. Girls In Airports – Icicle
8. Girls In Airports – Lin
9. Girls In Airports – Broke
10. Girls In Airports – Rold Skov
11. Girls In Airports – Anima