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Rodeo No. 5

by Konradsen

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    First edition of Konradsen's new EP, Rodeo No. 5, pressed on classic 12" black wax.

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Give It Back To The Feelings
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Rodeo No. 5
4.
Christoff
5.
Many People

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Konradsen, the duo of vocalist and pianist Jenny Marie Sabel and multi-instrumentalist Eirik Vildgren, trace their roots to the far north of Norway, where the black night of winter is backlit by the neon glow of the Northern Lights. It’s a fitting metaphor for the music the pair crafts – tradition meets innovation, while the natural world glimmers overhead.

Inspired by the folksongs and hymns Sabel sang with her family as a child, and the modern pop music she and Vildgren listen to as adults, Konradsen weaves Sabel’s soulful vocals with field recordings, samples and ambient foley. These voices of past and present dance over minimalist piano, atmospheric electronics, programmed beats and organic horns, forming a sonic tapestry that foregrounds the people close to Konradsen.

Konradsen’s newest offering, an EP titled Rodeo No. 5, was created as an extension of their recent debut album, Saints and Sebastian Stories. “While last year’s album was crafted meticulously, this EP is focused on fleeting, immediate moments — trying to capture the raw fragments that drift by in everyday life,” they explain. “It’s an ode to the small choices we make everyday.”

Just as on Saints and Sebastian Stories, Konradsen assembles friends to contribute their voices, as heard on the EP’s opening track “Give It Back To The Feelings,” where a chorus joins Sabel on the refrain: “Give back to the mothers who / stayed through hell for you / like a flower.”

The EP’s title track also includes voices of their community; sample-based and subtly beat-driven, they explain “Rodeo No. 5” is meant to feel open and loose, “something in between a song and an interlude.” Repeating small phrases like “No it isn’t the same,” that harken back to their previous material, with disparate layers that continuously ebb and flow, it suggests that Konradsen’s songs are akin to stories — self-referential, passed down, told and re-told again.

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releases May 1, 2020

Konradsen is Jenny Sabel and Eirik Vildgren
All songs written, played and produced by Konradsen
Except where noted Prophet 6, Yamaha DX7, flugelhorn, piano, Korg Volca Beats, guitar, samples, sounds and noises.
Mixed by Tom Carmichael
Mastered by Morgan Nicolaysen
Design by Jacob Grønbech Jensen

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Track Name: The Year Is Over
Chicken dances in the fall
out in the air
with all the eagles
eagles
read me those english books
they feel me
they find me
they find me

I’m forced not to drive all the senseless lies
and all of the grime and pollution
out in the future fields

It’s a blue blue moon
you and I have
we have no due
you and I
we have a due
get the love out in the air
forget your pack and sail away
I wouldn't think If I were you
I wouldn’t scream if I were you

Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Out in the
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Out in the
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
(All the way)
Out in the air

Forget your pack and sail away
I wouldn’t think if I were you
I wouldn’t scream if I were you

Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide


Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide

Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide

Feel the truth slide
Feel the truth slide
Away and out of you

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