Subnesia is a Danish duo offormed by Anders Ponsaing & Michael Rune. On their album “The Beginning” they combine melodic tracks with electronic beats and acoustic instruments.

Despite his long-term health problems, our contributor Miroslav Potoček never stops following new music and keeps sending us his music tips. We wish him a speedy recovery and return to normal life!

This time in “Album of the week” segment, we’d like to draw your attention to one of his remarkable discoveries. One of the labels he closely follows is the respected Danish label Music For Dreams whose roster includes duo Subnesia. As the name of the label suggests, it is mainly focused on the chill-out scene. But don’t panic, all may not be as it seems at first glance.

A new beginning

Anders has a background as a DJ and Michael has worked for many years as a saxophonist. With Subnesisa, they have created an electronic pop-project with heavy melodic and instrumental focus. Elements from hip hop, funk or latin folk are driven through rich downtempo beats in a stream of heartfelt, romantic and chilled out moods. Duo say about the record: “The album doesn’t follow a linear sonic thread as much as each song represents something distinct and self-contained. The common thread is our shared journey, our exploration through these different sounds. The vision for Subnesia is to create a melting pot of musical talents, spanning a wide array of genres and styles. We want to make something new and exciting by combining organic, acoustic and electronic elements into something unique. The Beginning reflects this vision in that we’ve been working with a lot of different talented musicians to create a record that exceeds conventional boundaries. This is the culmination of our work with Music For Dreams and visionary Kenneth Bager. We’ve truly found an identity and direction through this collaboration.”

Several guests

The album features multiple guest musicians and vocalists such as Baun, Truck D, Mathias Heise, Charlotte Caluwaerts, Nordal and Nikolai Bøgelund.

“Here With You” featuring vocalist Baun. On this song the duo leave behind the downtempo beats for a piece of buttery soul-pop of swooning strings and funky bassline. Vocalist Baun basks in the romance of lazy mornings spent with the perfect person.

If you like the music of Laid Back or Yello, you might like this album, too. We still have a lot of respect for these bands and have to say that their music is not only fun to listen to, but sometimes also makes us dance. Most importantly, they know how to create a good vibe, which we are trying to bring to you in our online broadcast on the Mixcloud platform. So this week enjoy good vibes with tracks from the duo Subnesia.

NMR (foto: press Subnesia)