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I guess it all started out when I was playing around with a 4-track cassette recorder, a Buddha Machine and some delay/reverb pedals four or five years ago. At that time I was living a bit out of Copenhagen and none of my friends were interested in playing around with experimental-table-setup-music, so I didnâ€™t quite know what to do with this. And I guess I was too shy to send my material to any labels â€“ so I figured I could release it myself. So I started Infinite Waves by releasing the first four cassettes including my solo project called GrÃ¸n around two and a half year back now.
For a while GrÃ¸n was actually a duo-act, but Lasse my good friend now has his own project called Metalized Man and I guess I actually always wanted to try having a solo-act. Over the years GrÃ¸n has transformed from really lo-fi drone stuff to more and more rhythmic ambients stuff.
Every new release is a new adventure â€“ it takes a lot of time to put out releases and I’m putting a lot of effort in it. But over the past year, Infinite Waves has gotten a lot of attention on blogs and magazines. It is so nice to know that people around the world like the stuff I release.
Itâ€™s a very personal thing… I mean if you look at all the releases there is out on Infinite Waves, there is a very wide spectrum of genres. And since itâ€™s my personal taste, the genre has expanded and/or changed and will still be changing over the years. But I have been told from some people that Infinite Waves has a â€œkind ofâ€ profile in the music Iâ€™m releasing, but that hasnâ€™t been specified further.
As my personal taste is changing over time, what labels I follow is also changing. Right now I think that Northern Electronics is one of the most interesting labels. But there are so many interesting labels, and especially new and interesting labels. Itâ€™s the perfect way to explore and find new music, to check out other artists released on a label that you like, and to check out the other labels that this artist have been released on. Itâ€™s endless!
Infinite Waves started out as an only cassette label. But the first two LPâ€™s are out, and two more are on the way. I havenâ€™t counted the amount of cassettes I have dubbed, hours Iâ€™ve spend dubbing, folding covers and labelling the cassettes. But when a batch is done, itâ€™s really worth it just looking at all these fresh new releases. And whatâ€™s even better is to send out music to people and stores around the world, and to know somebody in Kyoto or Paris will listen to the stuff I put out. In the future I hope to put out more vinyls.
It’s a kind of a symbiosis between label and artist. I strive to give the artists as much freedom as possible, both visually and sound wise. About 90% of the artists on Infinite Waves are here from Copenhagen. The experimental scene in Copenhagen has grown a lot the last past 5 years so it really makes sense to keep it local.
Right now I think itâ€™s mainly ambient and experimental electronic stuff. But as I mentioned earlier, this is a more living organism and I don’t wan’t to lock Infinite Waves in any genre or direction.
Posh Isolation is putting out some really great stuff and is definitely a great inspiration. I share a big rehearsal space with some good friends at Mayhem where a lot of the acts on Posh Isolation also have their rehearsal spaces. And Christian Stadsgaard is featured on the first LP (F.E. Denning Descension Orchestra) out on Infinite Waves. Copenhagen is a very small city, but the experimental music scene still big enough to have it’s diversity.
Peux-tu nous parler des prochainesÂ releasesÂ ? Can you speak to us about your next releases?
Le prochain vinyle Ã sortir sera celui de Tobias Kirstein et Sune T.B. Nielsen. Et je travaille sur quatre nouvelles cassettes avec Antti Tovli, Soft Armour, Kraus et Infants.
The next vinyl out will be by Tobias Kirstein and Sune T.B. Nielsen. And I’m working on four new cassette releases with Antti Tolvi, Soft Armour, Kraus and Infants.