Terrain Vague
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1Intro 3:08
2- - - - - - - 2:08
355°39'09.8"N 12°33'22.4"E 3:22
4Cumulus 3:16
5Slusen 4:53
6<(0)> 4:30
7Oremandsgaard 2:27
8Ode to the Lost Symphony 3:29
9Vindharpe 0:49
10Refshaleøen 2:24
11Teglholmen 4:31

Arbitrary presents Terrain Vague – the debut of Danish group MESMER. The album is a series of (deconstructed) live-recordings taken from three live concerts. The sounds on this record are taken from two years’ worth of sound research and creative outbursts with inspiration from field trips to the outskirts of Copenhagen. Intrigued by the auditive landscapes of places where nature and culture meet and challenge each other.

Listening to the field-recordings led MESMER to interpret the moods, musical qualities, and inherent energy of the sounds from these areas. Thus, creating melodies, harmonies and rhythmical structures that, together with the field recordings, paved the way for this album.

MESMER consists of the three musicians & composers Emil Jensen, Victor Dybbroe and Anders Filipsen, who have been creating music together over the last 15 years in various groups. MESMER is fascinated by how sound (and its absence) influences us as people and how the different natural and cultural environments create different musical scenarios.

Recorded and produced by Mesmer, 2021 & 2022. Mixed by Mads Emil Nielsen. Mastered by Kassian Troyer at D&M, Berlin. Cover art, graphic design: Mesmer / Mads Emil Nielsen.