Ever-winding down different sonic pathways, the Visionquest imprint next shines a light on young Norwegian talent Terje Bakke. The ‘Jadore’ EP is an excursion through loosely weaved organic house, where minimal textures meet fluid abstract melodies, deep rolling rhythms and light percussive brush strokes. Title track ‘Jadore’ combines a dubby soundbed with sun filtered guitar licks while the hypnotic ‘Claudette’ progresses with a subaqueous bassline and evolving chime melodies. ‘Nibenay’ is pinned by striding drum beats while flute notes and swirling pads emerge and fold. Closing the package ‘Tiberiu’ works another deep and quirky groove with stripped back drums and evolving textures.
After a two-year hiatus to complete his studies, the absorbing ‘Jadore’ EP for Visionquest will be Terje Bakke’s comeback into the circus. Visionquest discovered Terje via his track ‘Ekatrinberg’, which was a massive success on the underground and was selected for the Visionquest fabric61 mix. Firmly back in the production seat now, Terje has further EPs in the pipeline for Be Chosen, Liebe Detail, Horse on Horse and Kets.
Hailing from the second largest city in Norway but currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, Terje Bakke is still a youngster on the scene but with an approach to both production and DJing that conveys a considered maturity well beyond his 26 years. Terje’s first foray into production came in 2004 on Electronic Elements and since, the artist has released on a number of European labels such as Strictly Chosen, Be Chosen and Soulfooled.
Terje is also getting set to launch his own label brand with a first release due November 2013. More info to follow.
Published: 19th September 2013