Sondre Lerche

Monqui & KEXP Present

Sondre Lerche

Dedekind Cut

Sun, April 30

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Star Theater

Portland, OR

$18.00-$19.00

This event is 21 and over

Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche
Born and raised in Bergen, Norway, Lerche was inspired by the music he heard emanating from his older sibling's bedrooms – be it A-ha, Elvis Costello or classic rock. Inspired, he picked up the guitar at the age of 8, and as a teenager performed at open mics at the club where his sister worked. Before his 16th birthday, he was signed to Virgin/EMI. "I had to start singing to get all these songs out there," he says. "No one else was going to!

Lerche's triumphs and travails of the last few years certainly left a mark; he moved to the U.S. and dealt with various practical matters (including some green card issues), forcing some delays. But he also recorded the soundtrack to the hit movie Dan in Real Life ("The director wanted a musician to work with and he convinced both me and the Disney Corporation that I was the only one who could do it.") And, most importantly, Lerche left his major label home and struck out on his own.

Heartbeat Radio, his most current offering, is certainly Lerche's boldest and most challenging record. While it maintains the studio polish of his groundbreaking debut, Faces Down, there's also a sense of musical adventure that stems from his later work. The songs mix acoustic guitars with grand gestures of orchestral pop, with elements of anything from 50s Jazz, via 60s and 70s Brazillian psych-folk to state-of-the-art 80s pop masters such as Prefab Sprout, Scritti Politti and Fleetwood Mac.
Dedekind Cut
Dedekind Cut
One of New York based experimental artist Fred Welton Warmsley iii many monikers, Dedekind Cut (pronounced “Ded-da-kend Cut”) draws out the dark calm of Coil, in the guise a modern approach to Noise, New Age and Ambient music. On November 11, 2016 He release his critically acclaimed first LP $uccessor. The album features guest vocals from Active Child, Alex Zhang Hungtai and serpentwithfeet as well as co-production from producer Al Carlson, notable for his work on Oneohtrix Point Never's Replica and St. Vincent's Marry Me.