Electronic Music : A Peek into Tomas Barfod’s Brand of Music

Electronic music is basically musical sound produced by electronically processing vibrations, like those created by electronic oscillators coming in waveforms. They are then recorded and edited and subsequently reproduced with the use of loudspeakers. Generally, electronic music is sound captured in tape, to be edited and recorded later into a more permanent form.

This type of music can now be produced and performed as “live electronic music,” played back as it is through loudspeakers, often times in combination with other musical instruments including vibrations coming from some chance elements. Using software, the composer then develops the electronic sounds into a musical composition.

This is the world of music into which Tomas Barfod, a drummer and a dance music DJ had evolved in, ever since electronic music captured his interest and musical imagination.

Who is Tomas Barfod?

Tomas Barfod, is a native of Copenhagen whose introduction to music as a drum-playing 10-year old youth initially led to a career as drummer of the duo Filur with feĺlow Danish, Kasper Bjorke. In 2003, together with Tomas Høfting (singer and bassist) and Jeppe Kjellberg (guitarist), Tomas as drummer, founded the “WhoMadeWho” band.

After nearly ten years of musical experience as band drummer, Barfod started producing his own music. In 2012, he debuted as a solo electronic music artist by releasing “Salton Sea,” an album containing a mesh of sophisticated electronically produced music. Barfod describes “Salton Sea” as some kind of laptop album, which he hardly expected to reap acclaim and praises.

The success of his debut album, set a higher bar for his next project. To which Tomas devoted extra time in working with analogue instruments, and in developing string arrangements with “WhoMadeWho” guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg.

Year 2014, saw the release of Barfod’s second album, “Love Me,” where his coalescence of anàlog and real music were enhanced by the vocals of Nina Kinert (Pulsing), by singer-songwriter Luke Temple (Bell House) and by twitching of synths by Eddie Chacon (Happy). “Love Me” is multi-textured as it presents electronic music experience between danceable sounds softened by Nina’s soft, evocative croon.

After “Love Me,” Tomas Barfod released two more albums: “Glory” in 2015 and “Paloma” 2017.