Photo by Sofie Amalie Klougart
Troels Abrahamsen goes analogue in the first enchanting piece from his new project EXEC
Usually, I see him as the frontman in VETO always playing in heavy rain pouring down on the band and its audience during electro rock concerts in the summer. But with his new project EXEC, Troels Abrahamsen is illustrating an artistic reset that he’s been working on for two years.
With the coming album The Limber Real (out February 12 next year) the talented musician is putting the analogue sounds of the piano in focus, leaving the more electronic and computerised expression behind to get ”in direct contact with an instrument again”, as he says.
I may as well be honest with you guys: I’m in absolute awe of this first exquisite piece of music from Troels Abrahamsen’s new project. The Explanatory Gap has completely swept me off my feet (in a calm an elegant way, though). His honest and highly recognisable strong voice could only leave me defenceless and almost aching for more after listening to this piece.
The listener is in for a touching treat with vulnerable but expressive vocals that trail to the edge of an emotional rollercoaster. You can almost visualise waves of fluent piano play echoing towards you and breathtaking, soft melodies going in circles created by movements of the soloist’s hands.
Troels Abrahamsen has explained that this piece is illustrating the pain of realising that all human beings live among each other but in separate lanes of life. That even though we are many people together in the same world, we will never be able to fully explain ourselves and understand one another.
You can almost hear the loneliness of people echoing throughout the piano in the last tunes of the piece.
Damn, I’m so happy about finally feeling the need to hear the same tune several times in a row. I’m actually a bit annoyed that it’s the only thing from EXEC available right now. And it actually made me push play four times on my way home on the bike today, just to hear it over and over again.
I can’t wait to get my hands on more incredible piano play and vocal talent by EXEC. Wow!
Listen to The Explanatory Gap here, if you’re ready to find your new addiction: