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Hessismore is the avant-pop/electronica brainchild of Mikkel Hess, a talented Danish-born, New York-based musical provocateur. Working in collaboration with a variety of musicians, Hess has a new album to his credit, Myheadisaballroom/Whoneedsapalaceanyway. Releasing this week via This is Care Of and W. Andrew Raposo’s Concierge Records, the LP’s origins can be traced back to a concert Hess created last year with Icelandic artist Shoplifter at the Clocktower Gallery in Tribeca. In celebration of the new work, which navigates the waters of jazz, folk, disco and electronic music, Hess and a group of conspirators are doing a five-day residency at one of his favorite spots, Nublu. For a sampling of what’s in store, check out the video below. The live performance promises to be spellbinding.
Mindy Bond, Editor