Aéropop

by Alexander von Mehren

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Aéropop is the stunning debut album of Norwegian, Alexander von Mehren - it's a wonderful slice of baroque/chamber pop in the vein of StereoLab and The High Llamas.

Reviews:

“The minute you press play, you’re immediately swept away on a swanky daydream adventure where everyone wears pillbox hats and skinny ties…get ready to have a soundtrack for all future cocktail parties.”
- TheWildHoneyPie.com

“…an exquisitely crafted, richly arranged modern pop gem. Taking influence from bossa nova, cocktail jazz, lounge music, and Burt Bacharach-ian complicated pop…It’s music tailor-made for easy listening, created by a musician with full control over his craft and imbued with a tender grace that makes the album simple to appreciate.”
- Tim Sendra, All Music

“…von Mehren blends cinematic jazz and pop with French and English lyrics. This is the kind of music that would make for an ideal Jean-Luc Godard film score, or a backdrop for a cocktail party—that is, provided you’re planning on throwing your soirée in outer space. Stereolab fans take note: this is warm, big-hearted, and occasionally weird music, likely to have Laetitia Sadier and the gang experiencing a competitive twinge.”
- Laura Studarus, MTV Iggy

“Inspired by ’60s and ’70s pop, perhaps Abbey Road was the perfect recording location for him, as there is a hint of The Beatles about this song, and the arrangements are as rich as their later works, with all kind of instruments vying for space and managing to work perfectly in unison rather than sounding cluttered.”
- The Sound of Confusion

“…such a careful balance of musical elements betrays the work of a sonic perfectionist – von Mehren’s music might be easy on the ear, but it’s not simply easy-listening.”
- Peel Apart

“…an overwhelmingly pleasant slice of lounge-y chamber pop.”
- The Line of Best Fit

“…dapper lounge-fusion je ne sais quoi.”
- Stereogum

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released September 12, 2013

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