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Kasper Bjorke: A Soundtrack to Cancer - The Audiophile Man
Title: The Fifty Eleven Project Label: Kompakt Bjorke hails from Denmark, first making a name for himself during the 90s disco-house oriented outfit known as Filur. That lasted for four albums and a host of hit singles. Since then, his solo work has roamed far and wide in terms of style and genre. That is, from house to techno, krautrock to rock while working with Moby, Darkness Falls, Laid Back and Martin Brodin. He’s even part of the Danish label, Fake Diamonds, runs his own management company and handles a few groups, under his youthful wings. So, busy guy then. Not too busy to launch this very different project which I reviewed on CD but will also be released on three clear vinyl discs, presented in a rather nice box. Each of the tracks on this double CD collection has a video sequence attached but you would have only seen those if you had visited the exhibition in Copenhagen between 12-21 October 2018 which was produced in collaboration with prxjects.com. This is, therefore, a sort of ambient concept album. But one drawn from real life and the realisation that Bjorke had cancer. The music follows five years of treatment and …