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In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. It’s third time’s the charm this week as Alcoholic Faith Mission‘s Kristine Permild, following in the footsteps of Quadron’s Coco and Sleep Party People‘s Brian Batz, gives the scoop on Copenhagen, Denmark.

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In Copenhagen everybody is a musician, DJ or graphic designer. Copenhagen is breeding a lot of bands right now. And actually most of it is really good and very diverse in its sound. Hence I wouldn’t say that you can pinpoint a special “Copenhagen sound” for the time being.

Copenhagen is very cold, dark and mellow in winter time, and we almost don’t see the sunlight. I figure this is when all the melancholic and introvert bands flourish and make a lot of deep and depressing music. In summertime Copenhagen changes completely. It almost doesn’t get dark at night, and people stay out as much as they can; bathing in the harbour, barbecuing and drinking beers in the sun. I imagine that this time of year brings a lot of hand clapping and cadences to the music. And then there are bands like us whose recordings overlap the two seasons and then end up having a little bit of both. Guess this could be why the music out of Copenhagen seems so diverse.

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