Aestrid is an indie/new wave band from the town of Soest, The Netherlands.
"…Aestrid's music is often linked to Scandinavia because of the places and images that get stuck in his head…"
Founding member Bo Menning delivers a sound that could be catagorised as something like indie music. Songs patched together by many different sounds, picked carefully and each placed in the right puzzle. Creating something intense and emotional with melodies flying around like sparks. Like tracks that start off with the sound of a lonely choirboy echoeing down the hall, followed by a build up to where the heavens meet the stars and crashing into a patchwork of melodies that keep on expanding and expanding. In the process of songwriting Menning works purely from his broken memories and images that got stuck somewhere in him as he's trying to re-assemble them in sound. You can taste the feeling escape in the songs as you picture yourself in the woods along with Menning's highly emotive mix of sounds and vocals. This all results in an intense, at times blood-curling, live performance, playing with a whole range of elctronics and acoustic sounds.
For the last 3 years Bo Menning has been locked away from the world in his Omega Studio working on Aestrid's 2nd album. Creating this bubble around himself had its ups and downs, but something pure and unique. That's for sure.
Aestrid released their first album in 2005: ‘In D’esprit Pornographique’, which was well received with a lot of positive reviews. The new album, ‘The Echo Resistance’ has been mixed at Real World Studios in Box, UK, by Marco Migliari(New Order, Massive Attack, Sigur Ros, Peter Gabriel, K's Choice.) and will be released in early 2011.