Selected press coverage:

«(...) an exquisitely crafted, richly arranged modern pop gem.»

«We think it's one of the more special releases we've heard this year.»
Hype Machine - Album Premiere

«Listening to Norwegian artist Alexander von Mehren's debut, Aéropop, conjures up thoughts of Stereolab, The Beatles and The High Llamas.» - Artist You Should Know

«(...) brings to mind Serge Gainsbourg at his deadliest.»
Other Music

«von Mehren blends cinematic jazz and pop with French and English lyrics. This is the kind of music that would make for an ideal Jean-Luc Godard film score, or a backdrop for a cocktail party — that is, provided you're planning on throwing your soirée in outer space. Stereolab fans take note: this is warm, big-hearted, and occasionally weird music, likely to have Laetitia Sadier and the gang experiencing a competitive twinge.»
MTV Iggy - Artist Of The Week

«It's a cross between orchestrated Beatles and soundtracks from the 60's and 70's.» - Today's Top Tune

«(...) a deft blend of Serge and Stereolab.»

«It's an overwhelmingly pleasant slice of lounge-y chamber pop, which struts with a cheeky grin, saxophone solo, and the lush feel of its instrumentation.»
The Line Of Best Fit

«Like High Llamas and Stereolab before him, the keyboardist and sometimes Sondre Lerche bandmate plays with texture and tone, creating a soundtrack-worthy atmosphere that’s equal parts space and lounge, sax, strings, synths, and Mehren’s playful alto all blending together into a timeless pop glow.»

«It was a real pleasure to work with Alex. His commitment to perfection at every stage of the process is second to none. I can honestly say that his debut album Aéropop is one of the greatest sounding records I've heard.»
Alex Wharton, mastering engineer, Abbey Road Studios

«Marrying traditional jazz with a spacey sound palette, his is a world slung halfway between Stereolab and Vince Guaraldi. It's a mixture that sounds both cocktail party classic and impossibly modern.»
Under the Radar

«Aéropop shares a familial relationship with [John] McEntire's seminal post-rock outfit Tortoise but also takes the California sensibility of The High Llamas for a smooch with the jazzy side of French Sixties pop.»
The Arts Desk

«Fresh off a successful trip to SXSW, Norwegian singer and instrumentalist Alexander von Mehren has delivered a decadent, psyched out remix of the song Aérosuite courtesy of Sean O'Hagan of Stereolab and High Llamas.»

«(...) plays with textures and tones that split the difference between 1960s pop and space-age soundtracks.»
Under the Radar

«The wildly talented 29 year old plays most of the instruments on the record, which was inspired by European library music and soundtracks from the 60s and 70s, and it’s easy to hear the influence.»
The Wild Honey Pie

«Winter Comes features a bouncy beat decorated beautifully by a string and woodwind section that carefully helps you float through the three minute track.»
Filter Magazine

«With its shimmering vibraphones, sprightly strings, burbling electronics and weightless melodies that always shun the well-worn path, Aéropop is sure to delight anyone who worships at the space-age shrines of Stereolab and The High Llamas.»
Chris Evans, broadcaster and journalist, host of The Curve Ball at Cannock Chase Radio

«(...) a fantastic live musician.»
Under the Radar

«(...) such a careful balance of musical elements betrays the work of a sonic perfectionist.»
Peel Apart

«(...) there is a hint of The Beatles about this song, and the arrangements are as rich as their later works.»
The Sound Of Confusion

«There's a splash of Sufjan Stevens circa Illinois, mixed with some nice otherworldly cocktail grooves.»
Under the Radar

«Aéropop is a display of smart, melodic and sophisticated pop, with dusty library funk and idiosyncratic orchestral pop on a level rarely heard elsewhere in the world.»
Dagens Næringsliv

«Aéropop Revisited works as a perfect companion to the original work, one that no doubt left perfectionist von Mehren breathing a deep sigh of relief when the songs came back.»

Feature as Rolling Stone's Daily Download

Feature on Public Radio International's The World

POPnews interview (in French)