The second album from jack-of-all-trades Peder reflects his changing tastes. It offers everything from New Orleans death march jazz to 1980s synth, and Oh Land and Jacob Bellens are guests.
As a radio host, actor and photographer music is always essential for Peder. As a musician he thinks both as film composer, dj, producer, remixer and songwriter. In the middle of the morass it’s the songwriter role that is closest to Peter’s heart, and you're never closer to him than when he extends his arm out as an album artist.
On "Dirt & Gold", his second album in his own name, he has even created an album that in its essence expresses how he hears the music. He rarely comes through a single, identical work, but is shuffling around in time and mood. It is in many ways a break with the stylish and steady debut album from 2007.
“I wanted to experiment; Do something that was both noisier and quieter, with many tempi, many singers, and many musicians. At the time everything I listened to was channeled onto the record," Peder says, and lists up names like Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt, Ray Charles etc. So you find surf guitar, hip-hop, french sounding film music, Draculaorgan, ghost pop, 1980s-Synth, and more on "Dirt & Gold. “If its got soul, I have tried to include it on the record”, he notes.
In the same manner a broad array of guest soloists has contributed to the album counting electrostatic shooting star Oh Land, Danish P3 Gold winner Jacob Bellens from I Got You On Tape, Claus Hempler and Signe Marie Schmidt-Jacobsen.
Suitable for the many facets of the album the tracks are generated individually between Peder's other projects - in particular film music in recent years. Suddenly Peder saw the connection between the tracks and drew the contours of an album. An album which still has a 'Peder' sound that brings together all the input.
Throughout the process, Asger Baden has been a close partner and co-composer and the lyrics are by Rasmus Olsen.