Kings Of Convenience
Doors: 18:30 Concert: 20:00
Price: 129 PLN
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You will, of course, be wondering what took Kings of Convenience so long. When 12 years elapse between albums, you might well assume that there has been some dramatic rift. And when you learn that an album has been recorded across five years in five different cities, you might expect something fiendishly ornate, larded with fancy production and guests galore.
But neither of those things are true. Peace or Love, Kings of Convenience’s fourth album, sounds as fresh as spring: 11 songs about life and love with the alluring beauty, purity and emotional clarity that you would expect from the band. It’s just that, for Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye, making music together is never a straightforward business.
“It seems like a comeback, of course, but it doesn’t feel like a comeback,” says Eirik. “It’s been a very slow-burning project. We’ve fooled ourselves many times into thinking that now we know how to make records but the moment we’re in the studio we realise that recordings are really about capturing magic. It’s very, very hard to make something sound simple.”
Eirik and Erlend met at school in Bergen, Norway and first performed together in the rock band Skog before breaking off and forming a duo in 1999. Their unimprovably titled 2001 debut, Quiet Is The New Loud, made them inadvertent trailblazers of a new wave of intimate, acoustic music.
After a few albums and tours Erlend settled in Siracusa, Sicily eight years ago while Eirik remained in Bergen. By January 2016, Kings of Convenience had written almost all of the songs on Peace or Love and held their first recording session while on tour in Santiago, Chile. That autumn, they debuted the songs to fans. Then things got complicated.
“We recorded the album about five times,” says Eirik.
As the Peace or Love sessions progressed, other musicians joined the album. The up-close heartbreaker Love Is a Lonely Thing was recorded at Nils Frahm’s Funkhaus studio in Berlin with Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist.
These 11 songs have the emotional depth and hard-won wisdom that comes with age. Peace or Love is the sound of two old friends exploring the latest phase of their lives together and finding new ways to capture that elusive magic. “We’ve frustrated a lot of people in the music industry because we refuse to fit into the framework of how things are done,” says Eirik. “But that’s why I still love what I do. I’m not jaded.”
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