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, free jazz firestorms or with his free formed adventures with his dynamic, twelve piece ensemble, 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.
New album Den Europæriske Spejlbue draws in Danish folksong, European baroque, psych, sound-collage, avant-garde and pop music; all beautifully and ambitiously collaged together music concréte-style, via endless experimentation, overdubbing, editing and rearrangement. Underscored by a playful and imaginary fascination with European classical music, it’s like a lush summer meadow in full bloom, at once teeming with tiny harmonic ecosystems and bursting with life-affirming possibilities.
“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 defiantly unique voice…like Sufjan Stevens let loose in Pinocchio’s workshop…his orchestration is a delightful canvas’ – The Wire review of ‘Den Europæiske Spejlbue’
“The music is open plan, an index of possibility … I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Frisk Frugt has plenty more where this came from” - Freq
|24/03/15||Frisk Frugt in London, UK||Cafe Oto|
|26/03/15||Frisk Frugt in Sheffield, UK||Audacious Art Space|
|27/03/15||Frisk Frugt in Bristol, UK||Benjamin Perry Boathouse|
|16/04/15||Frisk Frugt in Amsterdam, NL||Muziekgebouw aa ‘t IJ||w/ Richard Dawson|
|17/04/15||Frisk Frugt in Utrecht, NL||Rumor Festival|
|18/04/15||Frisk Frugt in Rotterdam, NL||Klooster||Vrooom Festival|
|19/04/15||Frisk Frugt in Berlin, DE||Roter Salon (Volksbuhne)||The Lake Presents|