Swedish electronic trio Fredrik have announced their return to the US behind their forthcoming remix EP, Ornament, out on February 7th with The Kora Records. The West Coast dates follow several appearances at SXSW 2011 and a string of US dates this past summer. Ornament is a collection of remixes from Fredrik’s 2011 album FLORA along with the new instrumental track ‘Fever and Foam’ that was originally intended to close side A of the FLORA vinyl. The EP will include remixes by Portland-based ambient producer Eluvium, quad-city collective Gregor Samsa (MAB III), and Swedish electronica composer Tobias Lilja. With its nods to the great horror movie soundtracks of the 70’s, the EP makes a dramatic and colorful addition to the Fredrik catalogue.
When Fredrik released its debut album Na Na Ni the band started as a sextet and since then have morphed into a trio comprised of Fredrik Hultin, Ola Lindefelt, and Anna Moberg. They followed with their acclaimed sophomore release Trilogi and released FLORA last year with NPR noting the sounds “straddle the line between the earth and another world.” FLORA was recorded in their ramshackle garden studio and marks a departure from the wintry moods of the band’s first two outings. Edited by Ola Lindefelt, Fredrik’s full-length video stream of FLORA reached over 250,000 hits on YouTube.
Fredrik in Concert
2/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater
2/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
2/15 – Berkeley, CA – Subterranean Art House