Based in Berlin, Karsten Pflum is a restlessly creative Danish musician who has built a wide-ranging  discography, releasing music since 2002 on various labels such as Worm Interface (UK), Rump Recordings (DK), Caoutchou Records (BE), Hymen Records, Ad Noiseam and Mindwaves (DE). The music varies from heavy and funky beat driven IDM and electro, abstract sound scapes and beautiful ambient, combining lush ambiences with complex programming and treatment. The Pflum sound is poignant, quiky and sophisticated.
Karsten Pflum works with a wide range of gear and techniques
- old school outboard samplers and synthesizers, as well as programming and computer production. The output is often full of references to genres, gear or techniques - and the underlying storyline displays a love for classic elements from 80's sci-fi, Motown funk music, and BBC wildlife documentaries.
driving force of the North European electronic music scene
Over the years Karsten Pflum has become a driving force of the North European electronic music scene, having released a good number of albums and Ep's, played on numerous festivals, organised and performed live shows, and taught music production and aesthetics at the Danish university. His tunes have been air-played by DJs on a diverse number of radio programs, among these BBC's Mary Anne Hobbs, Carl Hyde of The Underworld, Rob Booth of Electronic Explorations and by the deceased DJ legend John Peel.
He has been playing live shows all around the world for a good number of years, supporting and playing alongside people like Luke Vibert, Ceephax Acid Crew, Otto Von Schirach, Richard Devine and Bogdan Raczynski. He has studio-collaborated with a number of likeminded artists like Monolog / Mads Lindgren, Shigeru Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg), Bjørn Svin and Kristian Vester (Goodiepal).
And then comes the Karsten Pflum's Sleep Concert that are genuinely lovely; there are also one or two that are mind-numbingly linear.
We can forgive the Danish sound artist this unevenness, though, given the scope of the project. It's no small thing to pull off a composition meant to guide its listeners through a full night's sleep.

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Sleep Concert is clearly a major work, and its composer deserves credit for aiming so high. There may not be eight-plus hours of great music here, but there are more than a few impressive moments.


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Musicvideo directed by Morten Thuesen in the end of April, 2009.

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