Anders Filipsen: Waiting Music
‘Waiting Music’ by Danish pianist, synth player and composer Anders Filipsen is a tribute to the process of deepening created through eclectic synthesizer-soundscapes.
The focus point for ‘Waiting Music’ is anticipation. To sense the deeper intense experience of something by stepping back and let things take their course. This has been a decisive element in the creation of waiting music and also in the final manifestation.
Anders Filipsen wishes to create a focus on the importance of actions, that has no other purpose than being present. A being that inevitably slows things down and increases our appreciation of the small things. The idea for the music came from a specific experience on Knippels-bridge in Copenhagen: “The bridge goes up and intuitively I anticipate that everyone will look at their phone and be frustrated by the fact that they can’t go on with their daily doings. But no! A peace-fullness filled the air, and it seemed that everyone quietly accepted the fact that they had to wait. It inspired me to create moods, that can open up our minds for waiting.”
The music is created with four synths in live-takes without further editing, and is often circular, melodic and ambient. Inspirations from people such as Brian Eno, Terry Riley and Roedelius can be heard as well as the new-wave scene from Japan in the 1980’s has inspired. As a forerunner for the release Anders Filipsen has in the past year released short films for each track, that presents 12 locations, where he has experienced this depth of spirit.
Catalogue #: ILK318LP
Release date: 29-01-2021
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Waiting Music pays homage to the state where we are just a place, with an open mind ... It opens doors to something else. I will try to be in that state ... so that I can be even more receptive to Filipsen's fine sonic meditations.
- Andreo Michaelo Mielczarek, Kristeligt Dagblad(4/6 stars)
Danish composer Anders Filipsen delivers something serene and uncannily innocent in this record... There’s that sense of clarity… of rising through the clouds and breaking the surface to see endless clear skies.
…mesmerising pieces of music …Overall ‘Waiting Music’ is a fascinating album that makes the listener re-think their relationship, not just with the act of waiting but the space we wait in. ‘Waiting Music’ is filled with delicious melodies that hang about the room like the smoke from blown-out candles.
- Vital Weekly
It has resulted in a very beautiful, warm and extremely subdued work… I really like it.
- Politiken (4/6 stars)
Waiting Music succeeds to offer an-out-of-time immersive sonic experience. The 12 meditative soundscapes develop gently and patiently… the atmospheric synthesizers wash away our daily routines and enable us to contemplate on the natural course of life, not obtrusive by human actions.
- Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts*
The Danish composer, bandleader and keyboardist Anders Filipsen has something quite unique to come up with in all areas… Anders Filipsen has definitely found his own voice - a voice that is both soothing and good to be in company with.
- Tor Hammerø, Nettavisen (5/6 stars)
The music is intense and hypnotic. Filipsen's synth soundscapes are beautiful, seemingly endless horizons of immense beauty with invigorating variations.
-Ivan Rod (4/5 stars)