SOFA MUSIC is proud to welcome a new project on board. It’s Propan, a duo comprising the two Norwegian vocalists; Natali Garner and Ina Sagstuen. Propan’s new album, Trending will be released worldwide on September 6th, 2019. On their second album Propan continues its research within the frameworks of the song form and presents a psychedelic, and more delirious landscape than on its first, somewhat more electroacoustic album, BABY. The duo explores the meeting point between improvised music and studio production, and builds the album around Propan’s well-established expression. With beats, grooves, melodies and layers of voices the duo presents improvised music in a new and different light on an album that sounds open, inspired and solid.
Trending is a post-apocalyptic club album of sorts; a meeting with improvisation, fused with elements from soul, jazz, art & popular music. With the familiarness from popular music, the undiscovered in-the-moment moments of improvisation, together with the open-mindedness from the art world – ‘Trending’ manages to balance the well-known and the unfamiliar, and becomes a piece of work one wishes to explore. A weave of concept – something old, something new, something appealing and communicative, which you don’t know how to understand, but still draws you in. The starting point for the music is as always with Propan, two voices and active use of effects. In the encounter between the naked voice and the tasteful use of the effects, the duo creates an intimate yet open atmosphere. With this ability the music coincides the innermost inner / personal intimate, with the outer / general universe. Don’t miss out on this intriguing album!
Since its beginning in 2011, Propan has developed a focused and seamless musical interaction in which they research the different roles and possibilities of the voices. Through continuous work the duo has gained authority within their field and have surprised both the audience and critics with their daring approach to music. Open improvisations and compositions create the backbone and starting point for Propan’s sound. The voices are deconstructed and rebuilt from detailed sound cells, reemerging as textures, catchy melodies and grooves, both acoustic, and through amplification and effects. Drones, textures, carpets of sound and vocals melt together and become a platform open for the listeners interpretations. This way the duo has established a fresh and exploring sound.
Propan has since its startup been an active live band, establishing itself as a strong and fresh improvising group within the Norwegian improv scene. They have played concerts in Norway at a frequent interval, as well as completing tours in Japan, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Portugal, USA and Australia.