15 Songs, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blue Foundation explores the porous borders between electronica, industrial, and dream pop on its fifth album, In My Mind I Am Free. Partners Tobias Wilner and Bo Rande bring a cool intelligence and keen eye for detail to the project, enlisting such guest vocalists as Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, British singer/songwriter Findlay Brown, Bichi/Ghost Society chanteuse Sara Savery, and Japanese artist Cokiyu. The group’s extensive soundtrack involvements are apparent in the cinematic sweep of pieces like the seductive “Lost,” the disorienting “Broken Life," and the ominous “Needles.” Wilner’s wistful vocals on tunes like “Just a Hand” and “Fundamental” flicker in and out of focus like scenes in an avant-garde film. While an otherworldly longing predominates here, a note of social commentary creeps into “Hard Life.” The stuttering krautrock beats of “Ground Control,” the string-draped shuffle groove of “Dressed in Black,” and the slowly unfolding textures of “Describe” help keep things sonically diverse. The music here invites you to create your own mind-movies to its shifting sounds and shadowy moods.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blue Foundation explores the porous borders between electronica, industrial, and dream pop on its fifth album, In My Mind I Am Free. Partners Tobias Wilner and Bo Rande bring a cool intelligence and keen eye for detail to the project, enlisting such guest vocalists as Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, British singer/songwriter Findlay Brown, Bichi/Ghost Society chanteuse Sara Savery, and Japanese artist Cokiyu. The group’s extensive soundtrack involvements are apparent in the cinematic sweep of pieces like the seductive “Lost,” the disorienting “Broken Life," and the ominous “Needles.” Wilner’s wistful vocals on tunes like “Just a Hand” and “Fundamental” flicker in and out of focus like scenes in an avant-garde film. While an otherworldly longing predominates here, a note of social commentary creeps into “Hard Life.” The stuttering krautrock beats of “Ground Control,” the string-draped shuffle groove of “Dressed in Black,” and the slowly unfolding textures of “Describe” help keep things sonically diverse. The music here invites you to create your own mind-movies to its shifting sounds and shadowy moods.

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About Blue Foundation

Blue Foundation's cinematic dream pop and shoegaze-tinged electronics are known for being featured in films like Twilight and on TV shows like CSI: Miami. Danish singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Tobias Wilner founded the group in 2000, inspired by Mark E. Smith's approach to forming a band (the Fall), recruiting a rotating cast of traditional musicians throughout the band's history to inspire creativity, but keeping multi-instrumentalist Bo Rande a constant since 2008. Debut single Hollywood & Hide arrived on the Moshi Moshi label in 2000, followed by a self-titled debut album for April Records a year later, and a busy stream of singles, albums, remixes, compilation appearances, and soundtrack contributions were released thereafter. Aside from Twilight, Blue Foundation's music was featured on the Miami Vice soundtrack as well as in European films Tankograd, Normal, and Manslaughter, and outside of CSI: Miami the band has been heard on the small screen's So You Think You Can Dance, The O.C., The Cleveland Show, and Anna Pihl. In 2009, Wilner started DPC Records in Copenhagen as a vehicle for releases by Blue Foundation and side projects Bichi and Ghost Society. Blue Foundation also reached a wider audience thanks to collaborations with Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon) and Jonas Bjerre (Mew) on the 2009 single Watch You Sleeping and in remixing Bjerre's "Window Pane," respectively. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

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