Art rock, nervy electro, tumultous adventures, psychedelic blizzards, dark ballads, hypnotic drones and possibly more are combined to form their own “kaleidoscopic music”.
The Norwegian band Alpine Those Myriads is all about operating in odd and exotic realms, freeing their creativities from both external and internal expectations and dogmas, thus finding new avenues of artistic expression along the way. Gypus Chelofan (the band´s composer & leader) has since 2001 been pushing the boundaries of the band within many different line-ups. From 2017 he´s chosen to set sail completely alone to explore and develop the rich musical world that the band are known for in a more compact monster.
Alpine Those Myriads have put out 4 albums and 3 EPs thus far. On the debut album “Yr Royal Jetlag Gospel” (2003), legendary outsider-artist Daniel Johnston graced the song “Love is a fascist invention” with a poetic monologue. On the EP “Top syd turvye” (2014), they had the pleasure of being remixed by Jamie Stewart from the band Xiu Xiu. Funeral Sounds wrote about this EP:
“The music is like a haunted house, surprises at every turn. It’s impossible not to pay attention.”
On October 7, in the year 2017, the latest album “Visions & Disorders” was released. Monolith Cocktail wrote this about it:
“Hallowed organs and Moss Garden evocations are layered against ice-y synths, off-kilter lurching loops and warping effects as the ether joins the cosmic in what is a highly impressive cinematic rich album of sonic pop exploration.”
A concert with Alpine Those Myriads can be described as a highly emotionally charged and dangerously entertaining event that will both challenge and soothe your senses. Bold risks are taken, huge dynamical contrasts are served and a surreal bouquet infuses the dense atmosphere. Badsoundsmagazine wrote this about a concert:
“Some experiences go beyond music and become something more.”
One may think of Alpine Those Myriads as a wave. It´s a recognizable wave, but its motion will always carry new life and be gorgeously different every time it hits the shore.