After hosting the first successful LYD showcase at Jæger with KSMISK and Rudolf Kontainer in our basement, Olle Abstract stayed on till the Sunday to set the tone for the week ahead with his edition of the Jæger mix. Gestating forth from the warm keys of Brian Eno’s 1/1 from Music for Airports, Olle Abstract sets a sober, introspective mood for a mix that spans the width and breadth of the ambient genre. From Olefonken, to of Norway to Prins Thomas and Bugge Wesseltoft, the other consistency to Olle Abstract’s mix is that it is dominated by Norwegian artists.
The mix is something of an extension of his radio show, for a late night audience featuring a mix of new- and old Norwegian music alongside the likes of Aphex Twin. A mix for repose and “relaxation”, Olle Abstract takes us on a soul-searching journey, where transient piano phrases languish amongst cascading waves of electronic textures that are only on occasion accented by a percussive pulse. The Norwegian stalwart broadcaster and DJ, shows a side we don’t often get to see in our booth, as he abandons his proclivity for House and Techno in favour of a listening mix with designs on an early Sunday evening or cold Wednesday afternoon.
*Read an extensive interview with Olle Abstract here and LYD is back on the 28th of April.
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Olle Abstract. Long time music lover and DJ.