Tomas Barfod

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Tomas Barfod
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Indie pop
Labels Secretly Canadian
Associated acts Filur, WhoMadeWho, Nina K

Tomas Barfod is a Danish drummer and electronic music producer. He currently spends his time between Los Angeles and Copenhagen. While in LA, he works as a producer and currently has tracks on several albums.

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, and that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.



Barfod began playing drums when he was ten years old, and has been producing as a DJ since the 1990s. [1] He began playing with Kasper Bjorke as the duo Filur in 1999, and in 2003 founded the group WhoMadeWho with Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Høfting. Barfod is the drummer for WhoMadeWho. Concurrently, he has released music under his own name, including two full-length albums which were released in 2012 and 2014. [2] His labels include Secretly Canadian, Kompakt, FOF music, and Get Physical.

Filur is a Danish duo band established in 1999 and made up of producer Tomas Barfod and of Kasper Bjørke. They also feature many guest artists for their releases.

WhoMadeWho band from Denmark

WhoMadeWho is a Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, who formed in 2003. The band consists of jazz guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg, drummer Tomas Barfod and singer/bassist Tomas Høffding.

Secretly Canadian American indie rock record label

Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana with offices in Brooklyn, London, Austin, Los Angeles and Paris. Run by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, the roster includes The War On Drugs, Anohni, Antony and the Johnsons, Yoko Ono, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Here We Go Magic, and Whitney.



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  1. Biography, Allmusic
  2. Reviews for Tomas Barfod at Metacritic
  3. 1 2 Gaca, Anna (11 September 2017). "Tomas Barfod Announces New Album Paloma, Releases 'Things That Matter'". Spin . Retrieved 12 September 2017.