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The fascinating music of Selvhenter is based on the foundation of polyrhythmic patterns laid down by the drums. Simultaneously, the horns intertwine in heavy riffing, pop-like melodies and textures of sound. They are often manipulated by the use of effect pedals which gives the music a special timber of multiple amplified overtones and frequencies. As a result, the group’s sound is beautiful, energetic and danceable. It brings forward associations of rock, pop, noise, drone and improvisation – but also influences from the percussion music of Africa and Southeast Asia as well as modern minimalist composition.


The three members of the band are all well-known musicians on the Copenhagen experimental music scene, active in bands, performance groups and solo projects such as Meshes, Ymers Pizza, Frk. Jacobsen, Gud Er Kvinde, Valby Vokalgruppe and Sonja Labianca. At live concerts, Selvhenter is always curious, focused and full of energy.