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The Captain Of Sorrow


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Hans-Christian, the Danish singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is behind this sprawling, ambitious new project.
“Racetrack Babies" broke up as we were working on our last album, so I thought it would provide some continuity to our fans by calling our debut album Racetrack Babies. During the recording, our drummer, Henrik Svendsen, started calling me the captain of sorrow, because the songs were full of melancholy, so that became the name of the new band.”
Hans-Christian and his Captain of Sorrow collaborators produced the first album Racetrack Babies in a burst of spontaneous creativity. They wanted to capture the diverse sounds Hans-Christian was hearing in his head. “Every song has the title of a band name I once considered using, so I wanted them to sound different, as if it were 11 different groups.” Hans-Christian and his friends - Søren Hansen on guitar, Hans Møller on bass and drummer Henrik Svendsen – started the album with some free form jamming. “We listened to each song once, played it three or four times, then recorded it live. I gave them a free hand to create their own arrangements, but didn’t let them get too familiar with the songs. I wanted a rough sound, so you would know it was human beings playing the music.”
Hans-Christian has loved music as long as he can remember. “I think the guys in ABBA say it best in ‘Thank You for the Music’ - ‘Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk; She says I began to sing, long before I could talk.’”


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