(eget værelese / Hands In The Dark, København)
Selvhenter is bursting with new energy and music - ready to play their intense live shows!
The band is now in a process of exploring their latest material in an array of changing line ups and constellations. Selvhenter is playing concerts as a duo, a trio or a quartet - making space for new angles and adventures in their music. Selvhenter members are: Maria Bertel (trombone, synth), Sonja LaBianca (saxophone), Jaleh Negari (drums, synth/keys) and Anja Jacobsen (drums, keys). At the moment, Selvhenter put their finishing touches on a new album, to be released in soring 2023 via Hands In The Dark.
The fascinating music of Selvhenter is created by a foundation of strong (poly)rhythmic patterns, heavy riffs, pop-like melodies and textures of sound. The horns are often manipulated by the use of effect pedals, which gives a special timbre of multiple amplified overtones and frequencies. As a result, the sound of Selvhenter is beautiful, energetic and danceable. It brings forward associations of rock, pop, noise, drone and improvisation, as well as emotional, almost cinematic sequences within a refined rhythmic and tactile sound universe.
The four members of the band are all well-known musicians on the Copenhagen experimental music scene, active in bands, performance groups and solo projects such as Meshes, Ymers Pizza, Frk. Jacobsen, Gud Er Kvinde, Valby Vokalgruppe, SOLW, Jaleh Negari and Sonja Labianca.
In 2010, the members of Selvhenter founded the art collective and record label Eget Værelse (a room of one's own) – a platform for the projects they create together or individually.
always available - travel: 4-5 from København