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10 x 4 – Pinkunoizu

Pinkunoizu – which means “pink noise” in Japanese – is a Copenhagen/Berlin-based difficult-to-categorize band who dropped their acclaimed debut album Free Time Volume One last year via Moringside Records. Their Peep EP was recently released as a limited and already sold-out 12? through Full Time Hobby and crosses so many musical boundaries that we were just blown away. Take the first track: ‘Time Is Like A Melody’ could reasonably be called ‘underwater lo-fi’. It immediately evokes Animal Collective with its submerged, repetitive vocals, background reverb and looping electric guitar.

The band themselves describe their blend as “lo-fi, high-life, modern composition music, nu-folklore, asian 60?s pop and future post-apocalyptic underwater rock”. The EP features an incredible mix of xylophones, radio dials and more conventional instrumentations in 3/4 time, leaving us massively excited for their follow-up LP, set to drop in early 2012. Time to play our 10 x 4 series with Pinkunoizu-mastermind Andreas Pallisgaard:

Method or madness?
The maddest of methods.

Most influential person?
Gilles Deleuze

First musical love?

Last musical love?
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey

One thing you cannot live with out?

One thing you would live without if you could?

Favourite instrument?
The Geiger counter perhaps. Has a cool sound.

Eureka moment?
Just today I was thinking how that is what I really miss these days. I feel like I’ve seen through everything – in a totally awkward manner. As if there is not much more to discover. Probably the stupidest of feelings one can have.

Secret tip?
If you smash a salad head down in the table with the root pointing downwards, you can easily remove that root, and you’ll have nice crisp salad in whole leaves. Huh?!

Last thing that inspired you?
Probably a concert with Keiji Haino, Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi as a trio playing Hau 2 in Berlin about a month ago. That was incredibly blasting, and massive as hell. Heino especially was interesting to experience – his way of enacting everything he plays on his guitar is way beyond.

Published December 12, 2011.