Hailing from Norway, It’s A Musical Journey Across the Globe
Considering the lack of sunshine you get in Norway, alt-funk four-piece Fred Paa Jord have managed to capture the essence of summer with their stunning new project ‘Synden & Beyond’. A project filled with improvised nuance and layers of global percussion, the project ebbs and flows between indie, electronica and funk bliss.
Based in Norway, Fred Paa Jord initially started as a jamming affair between guitarist Anders Winsents and drummer Per Elling Kobberstad in early 2019. Their name, translating to “Peace on Earth,” was derived from the title of a demo they recorded – which was inspired by disappointment in the way humans treat the earth and others. After getting started with a minimal microphone set up and eight-track cassette recorder, the group got straight to it – and they haven’t let up since.
There’s a distinctly 70’s, psychedelic rock vibe to the project but what we love, are the touches of analogue synths that echo throughout the piece. We love the way the vocal elements mimic the guitar riffs on the first track, and the use of random audio samples throughout that somehow make sense, even though they’re obtusely out of place
Listen to the full EP below