Dad Rocks! I Mount Modern

…Dad Rocks! est le projet solo du musicien islandais Snævar Njáll Albertsson, chanteur du groupe danois Mimas.
Dad Rocks ! est toutefois différent. La guitare est ici surtout acoustique et accompagnée de piano, trompettes, violon, alto et autres instruments. Pour Dad Rocks !, Albertsson a été inspiré par les démarches d’artistes ou groupes comme Bill Callahan, Owen, Why?, Akron/Family and Do Make Say Think. La musique de Dad Rocks ! est un mélange unique de folk et pop avec un travail complexe de la guitare et des arrangements. Mais, Snævar Njáll Albertsson puisse principalement son inspiration autour de lui et notamment auprès de sa fille qui lui a inspiré le nom de Dad Rocks !, référence au style musical « dad rock ». L’utilisation de l’ironie est quelque chose qui est aussi exploré par Dad Rocks !. Ceci est un aspect central de l’écriture avec le traitement à fois de sujets importants et plus mineurs. Avec Mount Modern, Albertsson explore une esthétique différente qui permet à chaque instrument de se détacher pour révéler les mélodies jouées par les nombreux instruments utilisés sur ce disque. Pour cela, il a travaillé avec le producteur islandais Addi 800 (Blur, Björk) pour le mixage et Tom Mcfall (REM, Stars, Regina Spektor, Bloc Party) pour le mastering.
En 2011, Dad Rocks! a fait plus de 50 concerts solos dans 10 pays différents. Il a notamment joué à The Great Escape, au SPOT Festival, au Popkomm, Iceland Airwaves et au CMJ à New York.
Mount Modern est sorti aux Etats Unis (Paper Garden Records), au Royaume-Uni (Big Scary Monsters Records), au Danemark (Father Figure Records) et en Islande (Kimi Records). Le single ‘Weapons’ voit la participation de Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think) qui joue du cornet.
L’album a obtenu de bonnes chroniques : Drowned In Sound (9/10), The 405 (9,5/10), Musical Mathematics (10/10), GoldFlakePaint (10/10), Big Cheese (5/5) and Rock Sound (7/10).[…Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind Dad Rocks!, the solo project of the singer who initially rose to prominence with the Danish band Mimas. Dad Rocks!, however, is quite different: the guitar here is mostly acoustic and is accompanied by piano, trumpets, violin, viola and much more. As Dad Rocks!, Albertsson is inspired by acts such as Bill Callahan, Owen, Why?, Akron/Family and Do Make Say Think. This has led to a sound that is a unique mix of folk and pop with complex guitar-work and anthem-like arrangements. However, Snævar Njáll Albertsson’s primary sources of inspiration are the relations closest to him. Most of all his little daughter who also inspired the name Dad Rocks!, naturally a pun on the ’dad rock’ genre. The use of pathos and irony is something that is explored throughout his work. Lyrically, this is also a central aspect with subjects both big and small. With Mount Modern Albertsson went for a different aesthetic that allowed the instruments to stand out clearer to bring out every single melody carried out on the many instruments played on the album. For this task he enlisted Icelandic super producer Addi 800 (Blur, Björk) to mix the album and Tom Mcfall (REM, Stars, Regina Spektor, Bloc Party) to do the mastering.
In 2011 Dad Rocks! has played at The Great Escape, SPOT Festival, Popkomm, Iceland Airwaves and CMJ in New York. Dad Rocks! has played over 50 gigs in 2011 alone in 10 different countries.
Mount Modern was released in the US (Paper Garden Records), UK (Big Scary Monsters Records), Denmark (Father Figure Records) and Iceland (Kimi Records) on November 8th. The single ‘Weapons’ includes a guest appearance by Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, who plays cornet on the song. The album has been getting very positive reviews from the likes of Drowned In Sound (9/10), The 405 (9,5/10), Musical Mathematics (10/10), GoldFlakePaint (10/10), Big Cheese (5/5) and Rock Sound (7/10).]

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released 24 September 2012(p) Dad Rocks!
(c) Father Figure Records & les disques Normal
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