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Northern Rooms

by Mindtrap

Instrumental, ambient, chillout, scandinavian vibe
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ABOUT NORTHERN ROOMS:

Northern rooms can be described as Scandinavian
chillout and ambient. One usually associates ambient
with Sunsets in Ibiza – Northern Rooms sets itself apart
by having a melancholia unexpected in the ambient genre.
You sense the winter, a yearning for summer and the
introspective– all of which put together gives the album a unique Scandinavian vibe.

The album has taken 3 years in the making and creates a series og different moods and moodsettnings. Analog synths, peculiar distinctive guitar and dusty hip hop beats create the sound base of the tracks.
The sound is “classic electronic”: Würlitzer, Moog and Arp combined with acoustic and electric guitar. Samples from old vinyl records creates a warm and melodious soundscape,- that allow you to dream and drift away.

A calm and soothing album that takes you on a journey into the sounds of Scandinavian ambient and chillout. The words warm, soft and thoughtful sum up the feel of “Northern Rooms”.


ABOUT MINDTRAP:

Comedian + fusion guitarist + pop enthusiast = Instrumental ambient

It all started in 1996 when Jan Elhøj, Steen Grøntved and Troels Dalgård began producing Rn’B in a small studio in Copenhagen. Jan programmed drum samples from old records and Troels and Steen joined in with keyboard and guitar.

The three of them had different backgrounds as musicians and producers. Before they started the collaboration – Mindtrap – Jan had got the idea for the hit “No Tengo de Nero” by Los Umbrellos. He also produced tracks for a number of (international) hip hop artists during this time. Steen and Troels had just sold a track to Danser med Drenge – and were both active on the Danish music scene playing in several bands.

Jan, Troels and Steen joined forces because of their love for analog vintage instrument samplers - their starting point was a combination of hip hop beats and melodic elements. After a year of working together they moved the studio to rented office spaces in Los Angeles where they worked with rappers and song writers,- this is where they developed their unique sound whilst writing songs for Karen and Søren Sko (amongst others). When they returned to Copenhagen Jan got his breakthrough doing satire on tv and radio and Steen and Troels kept on working with music – also expanding their style and genre into house and electro.

In 2003 the 3 of them met up again and decided to go back to their roots and original sound focusing exclusively on instrumental ambient and chillout. Thus their common passion for dusty beats, analougue synth and simple melodic themes founded the basis for the sound of their new release: “Northern Rooms”.

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rodney sessoms

Northern Rooms
Itunes has redeemed itself in my eyes. its software with the radio streams was the only way i "stumbled" across this phenominal group. This was right up my alley!!!!! Do you have any more albums? Contact me.
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Jay Deez

One of the Best Albums Ever!
Like many, I hear Groove Salad, but noticed that MindTrap kept coming up on my winamp. Did research ...fell in love with Northern Rooms. This is music you can feel. It would be nice to go to a concert in Sacramento or East Bay...shoot I would drive down to LA/Orange County if need be it.... Anyhow, looking forward to Southern Rooms or your next album.
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Brian D

Amazing
I also stumbled onto Mindtrap via Soma.fm/GrooveSalad (the podcast). Ended up purchasing the album. Definitely hasn't been a disappointment.
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Euijoon Jung

Great CD
I first heard mindtrap from groove salad(internet chillout radio station)and I finally got in on my hand. well... truly amazing artists, I also can't wait to see their second album.
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aivaras

superb!
two thumbs up! BIG LOVE!
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Jane

Great album -- consistently excellent tracks!
This CD is the soundtrack to Spring '07 for me. It's lovely music that puts me into a gorgeous mood. I bought two cd's -- one for me and for another person who I hope to turn on to ambient music.
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Emily Zupo

Northern Rooms - Fantabulous!
CD Baby has done it again! This is my second time on this website. I listen to most of my music on the internet (Groove Salad to be specific) and I was turned on to Mindtrap through them originally. CD Baby consistently offers the lowest price on the internet for this CD (which is why I will keep coming back-- that and the awesome confirmation emails you get after you buy CDs). This CD, from start to finish is amazing
(every song equally amazing and able to stand up on its own, but as a whole this CD is orgasmic) and I hope the artist continues to produce more amazing music like this.
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