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Oscillate

by Obstacles

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Having perfected the controlled, well-structured output on Dividual – a relentless musical assault of tightness and timing - the band felt an urge to tackle the song-writing in a completely different way. Loosing up, Letting go. Trying to make the impossible, possible by making complex music flow in a more free form. After a swift and spontaneous writing-process, 4 tracks were ready to be captured.
Obstacles teamed up with their friend Sune Kaarsberg to begin the recordings of Oscillate in their studio. This was a very dynamic process filled with experiments in sound and form. The result is breathtaking. Like being caught in a beautiful storm where chaos and energy reigns.

While still somewhat futuristic in its aesthetics, Oscillate can also be considered a nod back to a hazy forgotten past, paying homage to legends of prog-rock and jazz-fusion whilst still maintaining the punchiness and vigor of their previous releases.

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released November 4, 2011

Written & Performed by Obstacles
Morten Clausen: Drums and additional percussion
Thomas Feltheim: Guitars
Niels-Peder Hjøllund: Rhodes and Synthesizer
Jeppe Street Jarlstrøm: Bass

Recorded and mixed by Sune Kaarsberg at our 2nd Home, Copenhagen, spring 2011.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Additional Vocals on Trajectory of Loose Ends by Henrik W. Hald, Thomas Burø, Liv Lumia Hurtigkarl.
Saxophone on Hubris, Supercollider and Sleeping Pills by Gunni Torp

Thank you: Sune Kaarsberg, Søren Meincke Persson & Play/Rec, Jakob Reichert Nielsen, Henrik W. Hald, Thomas Burø, Liv Lumia Hurtigkarl, Gunni Torp, Morten Ogstrup Nielsen.

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Obstacles Copenhagen, Denmark

They say that obstacles are only made to be overcome, like rules are meant to be broken. As if there is nothing great about being an obstacle, or as if we should not be thankful that obstacles present themselves along the way.

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