Good Room presents Lindstrøm with Joakim and Barbie Bertisch
Good Room presents...
Like one of his endlessly building tracks, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is only moving further upwards. The Norwegian space-disco wizard’s new EP, Windings, is three tracks of that now-classic sound closely associated with Lindstrøm’s name: skyward synths, effervescent rhythms, and melodies that spiral beautifully into the great unknown. This is Lindstrøm in the zone—and if you’ve been paying close attention over the last decade, it’s a zone he’s never left.
Recorded over the past year, Windings represents Lindstrøm’s latest crystallization of the aesthetic that the greater world was introduced to on the 2006 compilation It’s a Feedelity Affair, as well as the tangy pop of 2012’s masterful Smalhans. This isn’t to say Lindstrøm’s repeating himself—far from it, in fact. Windings finds our arpeggiator-obsessed hero refining an aesthetic that already sounded perfect—a zenith that, much like the music itself, hits new peaks even when it seems that there’s no more ceiling to breach.
Since his beginnings in 1999, Joakim has taken great efforts to avoid being pigeonholed and has grown on the outskirts of the French Touch and international Club scenes, becoming one of their major players and an ever surprising outsider. Year after year, Joakim has gathered experiences that confirm his global vision of music and explored many facets of the musical spectrum: a musician with five albums under his belt; a label founder and manager (the fantastic Tigersushi and the recent vinyl-only Crowdspacer imprint)
From Fantômes in 2003, deviating house music from the end of the 90’s, to Nothing Gold in 2011, a vision of pop music as defined by the DFA label, and the more cerebral, frosty and metallic Monsters & Silly Songs in 2006, Joakim has left his fingerprints on current electro, modernizing and hybridizing it, with no concern for schools and genres, taking his inspiration from new wave as well as krautrock, noise and disco, soul and pop, ambient and house.
Born & raised in Buenos Aires, Brooklyn resident Barbie Bertisch emerged with a passion for genre-bending dance music. Her ever-growing record collection ranges from ambient, fusion & crossover jazz, latin grooves with a flair for afrobeat, cosmic, left-field, house and soulful disco delight. She is also a frequent collaborator on dance music zine Love Injection, co-hosts its monthly namesake radio show on Dublab, has a weekly show on The Lot Radio, and is part of NYC's Classic Album Sundays family.
Tickets $10 first release / $15 second release / $20 at the door
Doors - 10pm / +21 gig