Electro princes of darkness Rkdia ride in to gig during Sounds of Denmark

Chance your arm with Schantz and Eger this September. Nordic princes of darkness Rkdia - where fully altered 1980s electro pop meets subliminal echoes of 'Rockit'-period Herbie Hancock and heart-on-sleeve big throated crooning among the smörgåsbord …

Published: 27 Jul 2022. Updated: 4 months.

Chance your arm with Schantz and Eger this September.

Nordic princes of darkness Rkdia - where fully altered 1980s electro pop meets subliminal echoes of 'Rockit'-period Herbie Hancock and heart-on-sleeve big throated crooning among the smörgåsbord of sounds - are the stand-out band this autumn at Sounds of Denmark - a run of autumn gigs that begins in Southampton and continues in London spread over three days in mid-September.

The Nordic duo, keys/vocals ace Morten Schantz and drum wiz Anton Eger, above, the latter best known for his long tenure in Phronesis, have just released their storming live album RKDIA Live into DR Koncerthuset.

The Arcadian ones play Southampton in a double bill with Svaneborg Kardyb on the 14th and move on to Soho weighing in as a part of a double bill with the Bévort 3 at basement shrine the Pizza Express Jazz Club on the 16th.

Back in May we bigged up the deeply satisfying 'Orbit' in our One Love track of the day spot new at the time from the Svaneborg Kardyb duo who are drummer Jonas Kardyb and keyboardist Nikolaj Svaneborg and who display a folk and Scandinavian jazz-soaked approach. They are signed to the Mancunian spiritual-jazz and jazztronica-loving Gondwana Records. As a sizeable hors d'oeuvre to Sounds of Denmark Eger also rumbles in for the Proms on 3 September in the top playing company of Marius Neset, Ivo Neame, Conor Chaplin, Jim Hart and the London Sinfonietta.

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New in the One Love track of the day spot - Drawn from New Standards Vol 1 out on 16 September the blend of horns and flute here is a breath of fresh air, flautist Elena Pinderhughes' solo worth getting the track for alone on this piece which was …

Published: 27 Jul 2022. Updated: 4 months.

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New in the One Love track of the day spot - Drawn from New Standards Vol 1 out on 16 September the blend of horns and flute here is a breath of fresh air, flautist Elena Pinderhughes' solo worth getting the track for alone on this piece which was written by harpist Brandee Younger. There hasn't been a flautist of Pinderhughes' calibre since peak period Bobbi Humphrey in a different idiom (Black and Blues - 1973). No one should also forget the titanic ''jazz backbeat'' from Terri Lyne Carrington within the drummer's overarching concept, the whole thing drawing on a Blanchard-esque hard bop feel spliced with jazz-rock guitar (Matthew Stevens who co-produces with TLC) floats as if in a dance. New Orleanian icon Nicholas Payton's solo is serene and summery. The back story to the upcoming album is a women composer update initiative by TLC on the Real Book given a huge paucity in the canon historically. The drummer, bandleader, educator, gender activist's book New Standards which is also published in September by US music publisher Hal Leonard has over a hundred woman-written standards within its pages. Terri Lyne Carrington, top