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Release Date:2021-09-24
Label:Music For Dreams

Release notes: We’re proud to announce that RKDIA are releasing their debut album: ‘Into RKDIA’. The album was written in Zanzibar, where the duo escaped the Nordic winter for some warm inspiration. The duo consisting of Danish Morten Schantz (synth + vocals) and Swedish-Norwegian Anton Eger (drums) are well-known names on the jazz and fusion scenes of Europe. For a while now, both have been pushing the envelope, applying jazz logic in all sorts of unconventional shapes and places, seeking out the new and unheard. With the release of the self-titled single ‘RKDIA’ earlier this year the duo gave a taste test of the blazingly frenetic, techno- chromatic, jolting and stirring world of RKDIA. A world you would have wished you had heard about a lot earlier. RKDIA (pron. Arcadia) means utopia. Through the ‘National Anthem of Utopia’ found on the album, you’ll get an invitation into the now manifested utopian land of Cockaigne – a land where everything is possible. With their tribute single to the notorious Roger Federer: ‘Federer Happier’ they deliver a *hands in the air* tune leaving one breathless but com-forted all at once. Not to mention the third single ‘Iris’ which represents the most pop sound from RKDIA on the album. It's a song that showcases Morten and Anton’s love of a good pop melody. With Anton’s unpredictable and truly inspiring, almost melodic drums and glitchy percussion, it lets ‘Iris’ arise into the unsudden, accompanied by Morten’s, foremost, bleepy arpeggiated chords supplemented by his vocals with a twist of the vocoder. Honorable mentions amongst the numerous original tracks within the album are firstly ‘Lucid Dreamer’. An unconstrained, four-minute instrumental that feels like an extended snapshot of a single moment in time, the melodies unpacking and re-packing themselves over and over. Secondly is yet another pumping, uplifting, and driving club track ‘Shelter’ that makes you go bonkers as if you were at a nightclub. Take yourself on a journey ‘Into’, ‘Thru’ and ‘Out Of’ the world of RKDIA with an album filled to the rim with originals.



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