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Bendik Giske Presents “Up” From Debut Album, Surrender

Norwegian saxophonist, Bendik Giske, will release his debut album, Surrender, on January 25th via Smalltown Supersound. After sharing advance singles “Adjust” and “High”, today Giske is pleased to shared “Up”, a euphoric collage of sound, driven by Giske’s saxophone and rhythmic finger tapping on the instrument’s keys. “Up. A direction. A state of flux. In direction of an elevated state,” says Giske. “I often find my self aware of where I want to be, but uncertain of how to get there. My chosen city of residence offers many remedies, music being just one of them. <3 Lift up <3”

Listen to Bendik Giske’s “Up” —


Surrender takes listeners on a true journey through the wanderlust of nights spent clubbing — using little more than his voice, his instrument of choice, and more than a few well-placed microphones. Recorded in Oslo’s Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, Giske and producer Amund Ulvestad conceived of the method in which they placed tiny microphones over the saxophonist’s instrument and body, right down to being able to capture his breathing between notes.

An impressively coherent statement that brims with purpose and energy, Surrender heralds Giske’s arrival as an artist unafraid to think outside the confines of his artistry and pursue the furthest-flung ideas with successful aplomb.


“High” stream – https://youtu.be/b3m1a3V-m8U

“Adjust” video – https://youtu.be/j8OyappCpxw

“Adjust” (Total Freedom Remix) – https://bit.ly/2DIMNHr

Bendik Giske Tour Dates:

Sun. Jan. 27 – Berlin, DE @ CTM Festival 

Thu. Feb 7 – Mexico City, MX @ Material Art Fair

Sun. Feb. 10 – Mexico City, MX @ Traición

Fri. Feb. 15 – Utrecht, NL @ Uncloud Festival 

Wed. Feb. 27 – Graz, AT @ Elevate Festival

Fri. March 1 + Sat. March 2 – Oslo, NO @ byLarm Festival

Sat. April 20 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaïque

Pre-order Surrender  smarturl.it/sts334-preorder

Purchase Adjust EP — https://bendikgiske.bandcamp.com/album/adjust-ep

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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