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The Making of a Paracosm

by Kasbo

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Aspect It really does bring you into it's own "Paracosm". Beautiful wondrous melodies really bring you into each various and expansive soundstages. Favorite track: Talk Slow (feat. Noomi).
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averyfollett A beautiful follow up to Places We Don't Know. Each and every track is unique and they all have a great flow between them. Favorite track: Snö (feat. Freja The Dragon).
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natirivers Kasbo has done it again! Another album that'll whisk you away to a place that only exists inside your mind. While Kasbo's style itself has not changed much, the overall tone of this album is one of longing, finding purpose and light in a dark world. Each song is, as you can expect from Kasbo, full of emotion and beauty. I'm nearing the character limit, but I still have so much to say, jeez! That should tell you something, huh? Get the album, promise you won't regret it! Favorite track: Talk Slow (feat. Noomi).
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read-ønly This album is everything - the only thing it's missing is a higher sample rate haha. Somehow it manages to be lovely, driving, dreamy, electrifying, chill-inducing, and atmospheric all at once. Absolutely incredible album, my guy. Favorite track: Lune (feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic).
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g white vinyl 2LP in a 6mm spine gatefold sleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Making of a Paracosm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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    1 x 'The Making of a Paracosm' CD [COUNTCD190] - Card digipack with booklet insert.

    1 x 'Places We Don’t Know' CD [COUNTCD133] - CD softpack (matte finish) with CD. Artwork by Anders Brasch-Willumsen.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Card digipack with booklet insert.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Making of a Paracosm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
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  • Kasbo - 'The Making of a Paracosm' LP + 'Places We Don't Know' LP Vinyl Bundle [COUNTBUNDLE190-1]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes:
    1 x 'The Making of a Paracosm' LP [COUNT190] - 140g white vinyl 2LP in a 6mm spine gatefold sleeve.

    1 x 'Places We Don’t Know' LP [COUNT133] - 12” sleeve with 3mm spine (350gsm) (matte finish) with printed inner card sleeve (matte finish). 180g black vinyl (1LP).

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Making of a Paracosm via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Swedish artist and producer Kasbo announced his second studio album ‘The Making of a Paracosm’ will be out on 23rd October via Foreign Family Collective / Counter Records.

The journeying fourteen track LP welcomes a host of collaborators including Frida Sundemo, Noomi and Freja The Dragon - championing Sweden’s undeniable talent throughout it.

‘Play Pretend’, the first single on the album, which features fellow Swedish artist Ourchives comes out today, paired with the release of the official music video for ‘Play Pretend’.

A smooth, emotion-tinged single, ‘Play Pretend’ skilfully combines organic instrumentation with electronic production, all stitched together by Ourchives’ soaring vocals. Garnering over 200 million combined streams on Spotify alone, landing a #1 spot on the iTunes Electronic charts, Kasbo is becoming an increasingly dominant force in the global electronic space.

The offical music video for ‘Play Pretend’, a passionate and thought provoking watch which takes the viewer on a journey across a variety of landscapes and sceneries, is out today also.

Speaking around the new single Kasbo added: “Play Pretend was one of the first songs I made for the album. It started from a session where me and Ourchives were at the time really inspired by classic UK house beats and wanted to try our hand at something similar. We almost did what we set out to do too well because it sounded very much like a classic UK house song but nothing like ourselves. We ended up slowly picking apart the song, keeping melodies and elements from my original production along with Ourchives' lyrics and we rebuilt the track from the ground up.The final product was eventually Play Pretend.”

Since the release of his debut album Places We Don’t Know in 2018, the Gothenburg artist has gone from strength to strength drawing plaudits and boasting over 200 million streams and the support from heavyweight media including Fader, Complex, Dancing Astronaut and more. Taking a brief hiatus in 2019 to focus on the sophomore album Kasbo returns in full effect with ‘The Making of a Paracosm’, a shimmering testament to his hard work and dedication.

Real name Joel Gunnarsson, Ourchives is a Stockholm-born artist who made his debut in 2016 with single ‘Far From Grace’. More recently he lent his vocals to tracks from Swedish EDM artist Ivares and rapper Niello.

Ourchives added: “It was one of those sessions where both were in our feelings at first, talking about how you easily can get used to and latch on to toxic relationships. After our talk 'Play Pretend' started to take form. It is a song about giving in to something you know in time will destroy you but at that moment you decide to ignore that voice in your head and live in the moment, how destructive it might be.”

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released October 23, 2020

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