The Danish band Jørck, consisting of trio, Trine Jørck, Torben Guldager and Jens Rahbek Johansen, has recently released an EP, named ”Dancing on Gold”. The EP has been crafted as a concept album, dealing with existential themes as life, death, transience and time. A lot of contrasts are used to underline the overall mood of the EP. Musically the songs are light and melodious, which really contrasts to the darker and heavier lyrics. There is also, at times, monotonous and drawling moments that contrasts to the more lively arrangements.
Overall, the melodious country/folk songs awaken a longing, searching and frustrated sentiment, with its heavy lyrics and lighter melodies that leaves the listener intrigued, but unfortunately, at times, a little bored, as the 5 songs sounds a bit too much alike. Despite the slight monotony, it is definitely still worth a listen.
It is worth mentioning, that on the visuals, Jørck has been working with German photographer Jessica Wolfelsperger, on trying to translate the lyrical themes through pictures, which has resulted in a bunch of gorgeous polaroids, taken in some of the woods surrounding Berlin. The above picture is a one of the great examples of this collaboration that successfully frames the mood of “Dancing on Gold”.
Experience Jørck live:
11th: Huset, Aalborg DK
26th: Studenterhuset, Odense DK