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Alexander von Mehren

Norwegian songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Alexander Von Mehren was born in 1984 and grew up studying classical piano. By his teenage years he was already writing songs and learning how to play various instruments. While enrolled at the University of Bergen in a second-language linguistics program, Von Mehren began work on what would eventually become his debut album, Aéropop. Though some songs for the record were written as early as 2001 (when he was still just 16), the intricate and meticulous recording process stretched from 2005 to 2012 and would include contributions from members of Orwell, Jaga Jazzist, and the High Llamas. While working on his album of airy orchestrated pop highly inspired by '60s and '70s library music, Von Mehren would also contribute to arrangements and recordings for peers and friends such as Chris Joss, Young Dreams, and Sondre Lerche. Aéropop finally saw international release in 2013. After a busy year that saw him producing O. Martin's Silence Fiction and playing on Sondre Lerche's Please album, von Mehren's next release was Aéropop Revisited, an EP of remixes of songs from the album by the likes of Orwell and members of Stereolab. ~ Fred Thomas

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