Artist: Karin Park
Label: State Of The Eye Recordings
Release date: 4th March 2012
Original and remixes inc Funtcase, Moullinex and Modifier
Following the release of the critically acclaimed Uk debut ‘Tiger Dreams EP’ last September, Sweden’s Karin Park returns with ‘Fryngies’ the first single off her forthcoming album ‘High Wire Poetry’. Fryngies is directed by Tore Frandsen from Denmark’s world renowned Bacon Group, responsible for Rokysopp and Fever Ray videos amongst many more. Working with acclaimed producer Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray/The Knife/ Little Dragon), and State of the Eye’s Barry Barnett, the result is truly leftfield electronic pop music that builds and builds, step by step, to a taut emotional climax.
Radio – supporters of Karin inc Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Giles Peterson,
Rob da Bank, , 6 music, Eddie Temple Morris
As with ‘Tiger Dreams’ Karin has again hand picked some of the most exciting and respected producers around to re-tool ‘Fryngies’ for the dancefloor, and first up is dubstep phenomenon Funtcase, whose hair-raising remix has already found favour with Radio 1’s Zane Lowe who premiered the track on his show in December and was viewed on YouTube more than 200,000 times in the first 3 days of it being uploaded
Now up to 750k views and was the 3rd most discussed video in the UK that week
Taking things in another direction entirely Portuguese rising star Moullinex flips the script entirely, dropping a refreshingly bright and upbeat house mix that is already being strongly supported by the likes of Tom Findley, Dimitri from Paris and Mighty Mouse.
Modifier complete the package these newcomers have already received support from Sasha, Nick Warren and have two tracks on the New Dave Seaman Renaissance compilation
Live - Karin has just finished supporting AZARI and 111 and SBTRKT in Europe
And will be Headlining at White Heat March 6th ( Madame Jo Jo’s)
Karin Park won the Norwegian Grammy for Best Newcomer in 2003 for making very straightforward pop, but the Swedish-born artist has since reinvented herself in a darker, more experimental sphere, teaming recently with Christoffer Berg, known for producing Fever Ray and mixing The Knife. “Fryngies” is the second single from Park’s forthcoming album, High Wire Poetry, following her great sludge-dubbed “Tiger Dreams,” also co-produced by Berg and made with Parks’ brother, David, who supposedly uses his feet to play the drums and bass at the same time. Karin Park’s voice is naturally, fundamentally powerful and perfectly serious, well-suited to grind over bass like this and conjure up stuff that makes your neck hair stand up. Some prick commented on the YouTube for “Superworldunknown,” the song that propelled her in 2003, writing: “Its a lucky strike. This artist would probably never make some like this again.” The sound’s totally different now, endlessly tougher, and you can’t help but feel Karin Park is going to prove him seriously, seriously wrong.
The Scaninavian pop-genius conveyor belt might be Zero-carbon and solar-powered nowadays but it’s no less efficient at churning out bloody brilliant girls – they all are- with winning tunes and just enough toothsome looks and just enough weirdness to pop your bubblegum. Here you go, then- a Fever Ray for fans of Robyn or vice versa.
Great pop !
Mixmag - BIG TUNES
“Yes, she sounds a bit like Bjork but that’s officially where we’ll leave it. This Grammy Award winning Swedish starlet is off to a flying start with this song.”
Notion - Band of The Week
“After seeing Karin Park play live at The Queen of Hoxton I’ll admit to being intimidated by the songstress. She was able to be amazing, flawless, and make it look like it took no effort on her part.”
The Line of Best Fit - TRACK OF THE DAY
“The Tiger Dreams EP is her first UK release. The title track is a schizophrenic thing, veering between pseudo-dupstep, bassy verse and melodic, stadium pop chorus. Throughout, though, Park’s voice remains the most obvious calling card; beautifully pitched but fragile, full of emotion.”
“The original, a twisted dubstep, synth-pop crossover is a wonderfully brave piece of music providing a perfect backdrop to Karin’s unique vocal style. My single of the week. Get on board now and put your order in early for the album, it’ll be well worth the wait.”
“Sounds like Bjork and Fever Ray got together and made sweet musical babies”
Welcome to the strange, magical, beautiful and dark world of Karin Park.