KASPER BJORKE / EL AGUA ES PROFUNDA – NIGHT SOUL EP
MULE MUSIQ RELEASE 289 + vinyl distribution by KOMPAKT > January 19, 2023
In short, this NIGHT SOUL release is the collaboration of two highly musically spirited and gifted Danes KASPER BJORKE and EL AGUA ES PROFUNDA on TOSHIYA KAWASAKI’s MULE MUSIQ label with future vinyl distribution by KOMPAKT from 2024/1/19.
In detail, KASPER is the eclectic producer who finds himself on a wide range of labels such as Kompakt, Live At Robert Johnson, Permanent Vacation, hfn Music, Eskimo, Compost, Longform Editions, and Correspondant. KASPER is also the romantic DJ emanating golden shine from behind the decks of Panorama Bar (Berghain), Rex Club, Robert Johnson, Fabric, and bygone Ageha, and to this day he continues weaving his DNA magic throughout the vast reaches of the electronic soundscape. His golden blazing and gleaming smiling collaborator EL AGUA ES PROFUNDA aka JACOB FUNCH is a live band musician, producer, label owner, and guitarist known from the trio ‘Late Great Fitzcarraldos’ as well as his other band ‘I Got You On Tape’.
KASPER and JACOB first crossed paths when KASPER was working as an A&R scout at Fake Diamonds Records and signed JACOB’s trio band ‘Late Great Fitzcarraldos’ for their debut release.
Since then they’ve kept in touch and now bring us their 1st collaboration NIGHT SOUL which was released digitally on TOSHIYA KAWASAKI’s MULE MUSIQ early this month with a New Year vinyl distribution by KOMPAKT from January 19th 2024.
The NIGHT SOUL cover art is by the renowned STEFAN MARX depicting cats, who inspired by his spring visit to Tokyo, gifted the world an ongoing series of 2 books based upon his 360 degree drawings Leporello of Yoyogi Park and Komazawa Park out on A-GENT TOKYO. KAWASAKI-san has repurposed it as his CATS CATS CATS flyer for his year end event @ MITSUKI on Saturday 12/30.
As per NIGHT SOUL’s track audio layout, KASPER and EL AGUA ES PROFUNDA proceed with ‘PAU’ original version A1 and the ‘PAU’ remix by BELLA BOO A2 with ‘ANDREA’ original version B1 and the ‘ANDREA‘ dub version by LONGHAIR OFFSHORE B2.
Vinyl collectors please note SABRINA (BJORKE RETOUCH OF EL AGUA ORIGINAL 505 VERSION) is a digital release only.
To everyone’s delight rumors confirmed of a strobing music video for ‘ANDREA‘ set to the golden era of Ibiza in the late nineties, without cell phones nor bottle service, with a generation of youth dancing the days away and catching seaside sunsets in unknown splendor. A Tune ouT Tokyo exclusive full feature video:
KASPER BJORKE / EL AGUA ES PROFUNDA – ‘ANDREA‘ LIVE IN IBIZA VIDEO
Let’s teleport back to Ibiza in the ’90s where we arrive with enough cash to last a couple of weeks with energy to burn. As we quickly gather it’s everything we imagined and more; the sun burns a la sunny beach days, the over-stimulated yet please never end nights, and the slurried stream of friendly grins on sweaty bodies. Above the sights, sounds, heat, sweat, and tantalizing thrills are 3 people you’ll never forget: PAU, ANDREA, and SABRINA.
SABRINA, ANDREA, and PAU
PAU friends of everyone, now your friend, with the thick Catalan accent and the bouquet scent of cologne, sex, cigarettes who was also your river into the scene starting with some cafe called Del Mar or Mambo or whatever and then the never ending afterparties. While ANDREA was the most fun at first, but she realized your selfish hopes of long-term off island dreams which she dashed to the rocks as did the sea. SABRINA (digital release only) was the one met on a nervous spiritual frequency, or rebound, which lead to a blissful golden sunrise from the island’s rocky shores to the chakras.