Mørk EP

by Heidi Mortenson

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Elizabeth Rothwell
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Elizabeth Rothwell I didn't understand a word of this album, yet I felt I understood it all. I was enthralled from the start, in the pythons coils trapped in the distance between each breath, memories and menaces demand your attention. It deserves to be far more popular. Favorite track: A1 Et Stykke Mindre.
Ola Nordal
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Ola Nordal Heard Dele af kroppen on the Wire Tapper 31, and just had to buy the album. Great song from a great artist. Favorite track: A2 Dele Af Kroppen.
murchu
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murchu Great. NO justification needed Favorite track: A2 Dele Af Kroppen.
Anton
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Anton This is a unique gem really. The leading track, Et Stykke Mindre is incredible, and has an amazing video you should definitely look up. I'm torn between that and the last track, the minimal piano piece Lyset Eksisterer Ednu, as my favourite. This is a must-get album. Favorite track: A1 Et Stykke Mindre.
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A3 Underkast 04:36
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B1 Alt I Alt 03:27
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about

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A few years ago, Heidi Mortenson featured in Laurie Anderson's remix project, and exactly this American avant-gardist is a good benchmark for Mortenson's new songs. Just like Anderson, Mortenson can evoke a dark mood that doesn’t bode well. But where Anderson's small song-lectures are often aimed at society, Mortenson moves along inland lines where something is broken and can not be repaired.
Politiken

On this EP Heidi Mortenson is unfolding as Danmarks uncrowned queen of gloomy electro. In a handfull of extraordinary strong songs she is showing new sides of her talent. Mortensons dark compositions have great internationalt potential.
Soundvenue

Characterized by it's mature essence and pensive vocals in which Heidi reconnects with her native language, Mørk is a powerful combination of ferociousness and utmost delicacy.
AiAiAi

This 2 min. 45 sec. short film [the single Dele Af Kroppen] underlines a coolly haunting electronica score by Danish musician, producer, artist Heidi Mortenson. This piece is in the remote galaxy of Fever Ray, but features native tongue, more fuzzy sfx, and tighter, heavier beat production. I expect wonderful things from her in the future.
i Heart Ingmar

With Mørk, Heidi Mortenson has managed to make a thorough and very successful comeback. [...] She has written, produced and mixed the EP and the task is accomplished quite superior, she is undoubtedly one of Denmark’s and Europe’s most talented and inspiring electronic musicians. [5/6]
Lydtapet

The five new pieces, which from the beginning are absolutely fantastic, swipe all pseduo-hip sad artists at the piano and guitar off the earth's surface, revolting the old honoured chanson, scratching haggard beards, wearing black, treating the sounds like a newborn, starting up, gently slowing down, they are empty, full, likely at the same time, contemplating, potentially hectic, throwing themselves at the feet of technology and yet always rapelling back up high again.
DE:BUG

A curly brain's poetry book. Heidi Mortenson's work is art with all that it implies in terms of quirks and fascination provoking mystery.
Proud

Sure the album is eccentric, yes, avant-garde in dealing with the popular musical templates, but it carries its own infectious and immediate beauty along. And it stays with you. Much longer than most full-length albums.
Berlingske

"Mortenson's vocals retain this strange, surreal sensibility, that lies attenuated under a layer of subtly melodic reverberation. Electronically charged phrases whisper and whirr below stunning horns, their every breath billowing with icy persuasion into this cold January morning." Music Dissection

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credits

released March 5, 2012

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Written, Produced & Mixed by Heidi Mortenson
Mastered by Lupo at D&M, Berlin
RUMP Recordings

Cover photo by Bora Tarhan

VIDEOS:

Et Stykke Mindre - youtu.be/me3ZAKIWh4U
Underkast - youtu.be/NmoXvsnpbx8
Lyset Eksisterer Endnu - youtu.be/42zPoOhBdWo

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Heidi Mortenson Denmark

Electronic composer and producer. Have long solo artist career and 5 Lps. My own imprint Wired. Have remixed for Laurie Anderson, Austra, Else Marie Pade. 6 Gaffa Award noms for solo releases. I live and work in the woods in Denmark.

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