Bristol dreamscape pioneers Ålesund (pronounced Aww-le-sund) released their debut EP Shift & Flux on 15th Feb 2019. Produced by Jake Bright (Mary Spender, Doeray, Kate Stapley, Svelte, Future Dub Orchestra,) Shift & Flux is a collection of beautifully crafted songs with a sparse, Nordic undercurrent. Immersive sound; rolling drums; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals, Ålesund are an atmospheric force from the trip hop heartland that create expansive, emotive and exhilarating sound worlds.It is available to download, purchase and stream on all major platforms.
Their singles have been greatly received by fans and critics over the past few months and they are excited to finally share the full EP. After a busy year of studio work, a summer of festivals, a string of sell out shows and a plays on BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing and a stream of regional radio shows they are already busying themselves on the follow up record.
Flawless production, exquisite vocal range and graceful atmospherics...‘Shift & Flux’ might very well be the best song we’ve listened to this year. - Tap the Feed
There’s a film not yet made, for which Ålesund haven’t yet composed the award-winning score. But it must happen in the future... - Bristol In Stereo
Haunting cinematics, total musical immersion and a beautifully Nordic twist; that’s the tour-de-force of Bristol four-piece Ålesund... - Born Music Online
Alba Torriset - Vocals + Keys
Lloyd Starr - Guitar + Synth
Paul Hopkins - Bass + Synth
Carlos Coronado - Drums + SPD
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