Fresh off a successful trip to SXSW, Norwegian singer and instrumentalist Alexander von Mehren has delivered a decadent, psyched out remix of the song "Aerosuite" courtesy of Sean O' Hagan of Stereolab and High Llamas.
Alexander von Mehren is a 29 year-old pianist, songwriter and producer from Bergen, Norway. Von Mehren’s debut album that dropped earlier this year, Aéropop, was recorded over a five-year period in his own studio, The Guestroom, mixed by John McEntire (Stereolab, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) and von Mehren at Soma Electronic Music Studios. The project was then mastered in Chicago by Steve Rooke (The Beatles, David Bowie) at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Primarily influenced by French, British and Italian library music and soundtracks of the 60s and 70s, von Mehren channels The Beatles airy and vibrant sound into his music. Although the original of "Aerosuite" is phenomenal, the additional instrumentation and production we see from O'Hagan truly gives the track a characteristic I'm unable to ignore. I'm fascinated with the organ synth he utilizes, and this track will definitely be on my 'sunny day' playlist.
Peep this live video of von Mehren's "Natural Selection" here, and give his Aeropop project a chance. O'Hagan's remix will appear on von Mehren's forthcoming remix EP, Aeropop Revisited and is set to release in August via The Control Group.
Alexander von Mehren
Sean O'Hagan's remix of "Aerosuite"
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