Norwegian artist Lindstrøm will release his sixth solo album, On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever, on October 11th via Smalltown Supersound.
In the autumn of 2018, Lindstrøm composed a commissioned piece for Norway ’s premiere art centre, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Sketches from the three sold-out performances became the foundation for the four tracks that make up On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (a title inspired by the 1970’s musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Barbra Streisand) All of the songs are based on long, one-take recordings. “I felt totally unrestrained making this album,” says Lindstrøm. “I’ve listened to Robert Wyatt’s solo albums and his Matching Mole’s debut album a lot lately. It so effortless, fearless and free. And not insisting. I was very inspired by this”
This is also the first time ever Lindstrøm has made an album entirely with hardware instead of computer-plugins. He utilized 30+ synthesizers and drum-machines during his performance at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. The experience inspired him to embrace a similar set-up when making the album. The accessibility to his enviable collection of music gear – largely consisting of sought after synthesizers – allowed him to experiment freely with ideas and soundscapes. “The joy of making music on actual physical objects and devices makes a lot of sense to me now. After working on a computer for over 15 years, I don’t think I’ll ever look back,” he says.
01. On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever
02. Really Deep Snow
03. Swing Low Sweet LFO
04. As If No One Is Here