Norwegian prog house dynamo, Fehrplay took the plunge at the beginning of the year and launched his own label Mood of Mind with a three track EP, Skarven. It cemented the deep, brooding progressive sound he has been cultivating over the years that first broke out under Eric Prydz and is really coming together now. He is gearing up to release the third EP on his label titled Tannhauser and we are happy to premiere the title track today.
The song is as complex as any we have heard from Fehrplay. It is constantly building and developing, as he adds elements, takes them away and then reintroduces them again, but maybe in a different way the second time. It starts with a sturdy bass line and bouncing fx before swirling keys and spacey synths create an ominous tone. At 8 minutes, it isn’t a short tune, but like anything good in life, it is worth listening to all the way through. This isn’t some bullshit 3-minute extended mix.
The name Tannhauser comes from a special place for Fehrplay.
"The name Tannhauser is inspired by the Opera by Richard Wagner. The sound of that track is inspired by Blade Runner. In the blade runner movie, they mention Tannhauser. My favorite movie is Blade Runner mainly because of the music composed by Vangelis which inspires my music all the time,” says Fehrplay. “The emotion, the sounds, the tension all are present in my releases."
The Tannhauser EP will be released on September 1st via Mood of Mind.
Pre-order the EP on Beatport here.