WHO ARE WE?
Pink Cotton Candy is a Copenhagen-based independent label founded by Nikolaj Bruus, Rasmus Jon and Brian Raaby Andersen, dedicated music nerds releasing the music we absolutely adore. The label was originally envisioned primarily as a platform to release Quiet Sonia, and other personal side-projects, but our ambition quickly grew to encompass other primarily local talent. We all have our particular musical background and history, and this will inevitably be reflected in our roster – but we will try to grant ourself the joyous freedom of being in essence non-genre based in our musical curation. We do dare to dream, though, that some sort of aesthetic coherence will arise from emotions, perspectives and attitudes “within” the music. We all have our background and history in the music scene of Odense (on the Danish island of Funen) among acts such as The Love Coffin, Tettix Hexer, First Flush, Scared Crow, Dorias Baracca and Jonas Munk/Manual.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO WE LOVE?
We love music that forces you to take a break and contemplate. We love music where head and heart meet, that which is equally physically and intellectually stimulating. We love music that possibly brings us the imagination and empathy necessary to visualize another, different and perhaps better world. We love music that has its own (perhaps depraved, perhaps bittersweet) take on beauty. We love music that enables you to take a much needed vacation from the constant pressure and demands of our totally screwed up Western culture in neoliberal consumerist, individualist, late-capitalist, blooming nationalist societies. Music can be an energy-charger, a dream-craving, a constructive escapism offering visions of strange distant utopias, or a violent cleansing confrontation with what you perhaps didn’t even know you contained inside.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO WE RELEASE?
We have a huge passion for music that has a singular and unique aesthetic vision, feeling and language; that which draws selectively and meaningfully on the past and present, and dares to point towards the future; that which becomes its own artistic consciousness, an alive and breathing organism in it’s own eco-behavioral circuit. Music that has an uncompromising insistence to take artistic risks, to research, to explore, an art that has the intense will-force and life-giving breath to create new (and possibly better!) worlds with all their joy and misery (rather than just reproducing status quo). Or – perhaps – the deliberately superficial, performative, synthetic, perfumed, nostalgic. It could be shoegaze, folk, punk, indie-rock, american primitivism, ambient, electronic, jazz, modern classical, metal, pop, alternative country, etc. Doesn’t really matter. Music that directly or indirectly is rooted in a certain sort of philosophy or viewpoint on life, that is like smelling the air a certain way, tasting the rain a certain way …
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