Building upon the bold, deeply personal direction of his two recent Posh Isolation EPs (0011000, 0011001) it’s a mind-expanding set of Danish psych, prog, and folk from the ’60s and ’70s — the kind of thing you’d expect from a dusty crate digger or potent reissue imprint.
Check out Valentin’s track notes below, along with Bandcamp streams of both his solo records….
SAVAGE ROSE – BYEN VÅGNER (1972)
Part of the ballet Dødens Triumf, meaning “Triumph of Death.” The group still tours puts out new material today.
YOUNG FLOWERS – 25 ØRE (1968)
The first Danish group to ever tour North America. I love how the drums are panned in the right, and the jaw harp on the left.
LOTTE KÆRSÅ – PRØV AT GØR LIGESOM MIG (1979)
A classic children’s song. As the title suggests, “Do as I do.” The instruments are imitating various animals.
MOIRANA – A THEME FOR LONERS & LOVERS (1974)
This band only put out one record.
DAY OF PHOENIX – WIDE OPEN N-WAY (1970)
Love this build up.
RØDE MOR – NYLONVINDEN (1971)
“Røde Mor” (translation: “Red Mother”) was a very popular left-wing artist collective. The voice of singer Troels Trier is like nothing I ever heard before.
SKOUSEN & INGEMANN – FODBOLD (1971)
This song is about soccer.
STIG MØLLER – MIN UNDULAT ER DØD (1966)
One of the pioneers in Danish folk / psych music.