With an EP and some buzz-generating singles and remixes under his belt, Swedish producer Carl Garsbo (aka Kasbo) has released his debut full-length, the glistening Places We Don't Know.
Out now through ODESZA's own Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records, Places We Don't Know is the debut LP Garsbo's merely hinted at for the past four years. From its minimalist cover to its flurry of endorphin-flooding melodies, the record is a widescreen example of how buoyant house beats can make you move and cry.
When Carl Garsbo landed in Gothenburg at the tail end of 2015, the Swedish producer couldn't sit still. "I felt inspired beyond words,” says Garsbo, riding high from a recent trek with his labelmates ODESZA and the promising one-two punch of the wildly expressive Umbrella Club EP and tear duct-tapping World Away track, he didn't waste any time. He got right back in the studio. Garsbo fired up a few remixes first, including The Temper Trap (Fall Together), Big Gigantic (Little Things), and Mutemath (Monument). Once those palate cleansers set the scene for the next Kasbo record, a series of digital singles began to slip out, including the steady build of Bleed It Out and the neon-lit high notes of Lay It On Me.