Dive into the world of FRISK FRUGT: the source of the sharpest, most maverick and shapeshifting pop energy emerging from contemporary sound channels. Hungry for special shows all over Europe as of NOW … this is an act who can mutate into a whole host of performance spheres.
His imagination is boundless and his music follows. Live, whether it’s skeletal folk with toy parrots, minimalist church organ recitals (as seen at By: Larm 2011 where he was nominated for the Scandinavian equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize), free jazz firestorms or with his dynamic, polyrhythmic band (who triumphantly rocked Roskilde 2011), he stretches and tweaks his open source music into thrilling new shapes, always with a sense of wonder and spontaneous relish. Frisk Frugt’s musical atlas spirals off the page: part of Danish music & art collective Yoyooyoy, he also makes plants sing.
Frisk Frugt – Danish for “fresh fruit” – is the work of Anders Lauge Meldgaard, a native of Aalborg, DK, currently dwelling in Berlin. Anders is a multi-instrumentalist who loads up his optimist’s dinghy full of saxophones, self-made mechanical instruments and other inspired sound gadgets, and sets sail on music’s diverse waves of opportunity. Just listen up: Frisk Frugt won’t sit still anywhere, and nor will his songs. The most recent album Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite was heavily informed by a long musical journey of discovery around the great West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso, armed with a taperecorder and a workbook. African melody, rhythms and ritual dance meld into pop chaos and elegiac homespun folksong.
New album on the way – available solo for a variety of shows/contexts or with 5 piece band.
“He seems to have an entire festival line-up chopped and mixed into his two astonishing sets … It’s quite startling being suddenly exposed to such an imaginative talent … unselfconsciously genre-defying, gimmick free, and hugely enjoyable music”
- The Quietus
“A gripping symbiosis between the musical treasures of Denmark and West Africa”
“Rarely has singalong-pop gone so harmoniously hand-in-hand with hypnotic
afrogrooves and detours to both the east and west”
No shows booked at the moment.