Hot on the heels of his new album New Work, Anders Rhedin, the Danish synth-pop artist better known as Dinner, has released a guided meditation recording called Dream Journey II. Dinner is happy to admit that New Age a big influence on his music. For some time, his concerts have been know to include spontaneous sit-down hypnosis group-sessions. Just this last year, Dinner has led group meditations in Malibu, LA, Denmark, and Australia. Today, he releases Dream Journey II digitally, via Captured Tracks. On the recording Dinner takes the listener on a guided hypno-meditation.
“For me, leading a meditation or playing a concert are pretty similar experiences,” Dinner says. “I’m not sure if we’ll do any group meditations on this upcoming tour. But maybe you can listen to ‘Dream Journey II’ after the show, when you’re home, in your bed, alone? Or maybe, you can listen to it instead of going to the show – if you’re more in the mood to relax that night? It’s up to you, really.”
DREAM JOURNEY II: SOUNDCLOUD |
Dinner’s new album New Work, which has been praised as “immersive & dynamic”(KCRW) and “a rich and strange vein of sweetness” (Flood) is also available now on Captured Tracks. Don’t miss the videos for singles “Un-American Woman” and “Siren Song.”
Dinner’s North American tour with Sean Nicholas Savage kicks off this weekend in Los Angeles. Catch them at:
Dinner 2017 Tour
10/01: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02: Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
10/04: Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR
10/06: W Seattle Hotel – Seattle, WA
10/09: Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
10/10: Subterranean – Chicago, IL
10/11: El Club – Detroit, MI
10/12: The Monarch – Toronto, ON
10/13: Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
10/14: Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
10/16: The Sound Hole – Philadelphia, PA
10/17: The Pinhook – Durham, NC
10/18: The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10/20: Drkmttr – Nashville, TN
10/21: The Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA
10/22: White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/23: Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
10/24: Monarch – El Paso, TX
10/25: Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
11/19: The Hope – Brighton, UK
11/20: Moth Club – London, UK
11/21: Headrow House – Leeds, UK
11/22: The Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
11/25: De Niewe Anita – Amsterdam, NL
11/26: Purple Panda @ Franse Vaart – Gent, BE
11/27: Pop Up Du Label – Paris, FR
11/29: Acephale – Cologne, DE
11/30: Orangehouse – Munich, DE
12/02: Albani Club – Winterthur, CH
12/05: Karlsorbahnhof – Heidelberg, DE
12/07: Nochtwache – Hamburg, DE
12/08: Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
More on New Work:
Dinner is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Following the release of his EP collection and last year’s debut LP Psychic Lovers, the now LA-based artist presents New Work on Captured Tracks.
With New Work, Dinner had a wish to do things differently.
“I just needed to get back to the approach I used when I was still self-releasing cassettes, back in Copenhagen. I spent way too much time on the previous record. I was sitting in front of a computer-screen alone for seven months working on it, obsessing over it. This time I wanted to work very fast in order to think less. I wanted to collaborate more. I hoped that other people’s presence would keep my perfectionism in check.”
Dinner enlisted Josh da Costa (Regal Degal, Ducktails) to produce the album with him. He and Josh worked in the nighttime at off-hours at a studio in an industrial part of downtown LA. The album’s songs were recorded on the spot with no preparation time.
In-between studio sessions, Dinner recorded and overdubbed material in his apartment on an early 80’s 4-track recorder. “We did very little editing, we just tried to record what was there. You’ll hear a lot of first-takes on the record. The best part of the process was driving home early in the morning though the empty streets of LA, listening to the night’s recordings. Because it was such an immediate experience.”
The two previous Dinner releases were recorded in Berlin and Copenhagen with mostly European musicians. This isn’t the case on New Work, which features performances by Andy White (Tonstartssbandht), Charlie Hilton (Blouse), Rori McCarthy (Infinite Bisous, Connan Moccasin), Staz Lindes (Paranoyds), and a duet with Sean Nicholas Savage.
“A lot of my favorite music is American. I thought it would be fun to go a little bit less Euro on this one. I’m plenty Euro by myself, some might say. I wanted to add a different color.”
Asked to describe the sound of New Work after the first listen, Captured Tracks owner Mike Sniper texted: “Julian Cope, 60’s Baroque Pop, early 70’s Canterbury Sound, Japan, Ryuichi Sakamato, ‘Raspberry Beret’-era Prince.”
New Work is out on Captured Tracks on September 8th. Dinner plans to tour the US and Europe in the fall.