Fontan Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Swedish post-Pink Floyd psychedelic prog rock band Fontän get the full remix treatment from a diverse selection of contemporary electronic artists. The name taken from them being asked to play at Andrew Weatherall’s festival of the same name, it features remixes from Pardon Moi, Timothy J. Fairplay, Khidja, Mythologen, and Red Axes. Going through electro, warm downbeat house, and club smashers.
- Vinyl 12" (HNRUK005)
- Limited edition
After taking a break in 2009, Swedish duo Jesper Jarold and Johan Melin’s Fontän returned in 2016 with two EPs for Höga Nord Rekords and have already got a full length coming in self-titled form. Follow their artwork and you’re in the right place, they make colourful, sometime verging on poppy psych that plays near Kåre João territory.
Fontan are a neo-psych band from Sweden. On Polar Star EP they begin in the vein of Barrett-era Pink Floyd before taking us on a journey through Philip Glass-style polyrhythms, assured guitar work, breakbeat disco and haunting harmonies and organ. Elsewhere the EP is has melancholy with global influence from California to Bhutan and life-affirming sounds fused in outer-space. The EP respectfully takes its influences and breaks new ground with them.
On the Babylon EP Fontan create a jazzy, balearic kosmische that has the lushest synth arpeggios you’ve ever heard. The guitar playing clearly worships at the altar of Manuel Göttsching, but this Gothenburg duo experiment with the form, adding Animal Collective-inspired vocals and electronic textures. Hoga Nord are releasing this 12” vinyl picture disc.