This is the first single taken from the second Zoon van snooK album ‘The Bridge Between Life & Death’ released May 20th 2013 on Lo Recordings
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Fabio Friedli, who uses the alias Pablo Nouvelle, self releases his debut album exclusively to the UK this May.
Friedli’s long awaited album builds on the stirring success of his previously released singles ‘You Do Me Wrong’, ‘One More Chance’ and ‘Is It Ok’ which enjoyed airtime from both Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) and John Kennedy (XFM) and led Song Writing Magazine to declare him, “a songwriter of real promise.”
20TH MAY 2013
1 . B E T R U E T O M E
2 . I S I T O K
3 . W I N T E R I N
H E L S I N K I
4 . R E C K O N E R
5 . O N E M O R E C H A N C E
6 . R O L L I N G I N T H E D E E P
7 . S Y M B O L O F L O V E
8 . Y O U D O M E W R O N G
9 . I N Y O U R A R M S
10. G O N E
Describing his sound as a mix of melancholic pop, modern soul and dance music, Pablo Nouvelle first entered the world of music producing hip hop beats. His love for hip hop eventually led him to discover the soul music of the 60’s and 70’s, which opened a whole world of new inspiration.
When discussing this influence on his work, Pablo Nouvelle said:“It was like looking behind the curtain of hip hop and understanding where it all came from. That changed my life.”
The short and fleeting moment of understanding when two people share a moment of intimacy.
Be it in art, life or dreams.
Album will be released early 2014
Download WAV :Greetings From Tuskan – Come Close & Whisper
Giant EP commences its twisted journey with French vocalist Emilie Albisser’s style beautifully on ‘Blue Lips’ running in parallel across thundering basslines, and clipped layered synth sounds.
Title track ‘Giant’ leads with a Vangelis style combination of fear inducing sounds that entwine in perfect time with Emilie’s ethereal voice, from a future where hope is dwindling.
‘The Stars and Stripes’ is an enigmatic homage to the home of electronic beats – Detroit.
Where Drexciya channels ‘Drone’ in a fiercely uplifting mantra to the power of America.
Giant EP ends with ‘Untitled’ which aptly wraps off this musical journey using metallic sounds melded together taking you back to that Beijing smog with huge LED screens and too many people.
June the 10th 2013 see’s ‘Days of Being Wild Records’ releasing the ‘Giant’ EP on red vinyl and digital with ‘Blue Lips’ set to feature on a forthcoming ‘Turbo Records’ compilation.
Passarella Death Squad: ‘Giant’ EP
The Stars And Stripes,
Who are Passarella Death Squad ~
A music, fashion and art collective, like a 21st Century Factory.
Emilie Albisser – Vocals
Danny Broddle – Sounds, Synths & Symphonies
Influences from classic artists such as Cocteau Twins, PIL and The Velvet Underground through to more recent visionaries such as LFO, DJ Hell and (ex Micronaut) George Issakidis which results in a hugely individual sound.
To complete the EP van snooK hand-picked artists to remix the track:
Zoon van snooK – The Bridge Between Life & Death [Lo Recordings]
Released May 20th, 2013
“It seems to me that there are no such things as ‘concept albums’ anymore – just ‘albums’ and ‘collections of songs to be played in any order’. This is vexatious to the spirit.” – Zoon van snooK
‘The Bridge Between Life & Death’ is the second album from Barcelona- (via Bristol) based producer Zoon van snooK. Recorded partly in Iceland, partly in Bristol, the album features 11 tracks of fragile electronica, found sounds, field recordings and collaborations with Icelandic artists Amiina, Benni Hemm Hemm and Sin Fang and will be released on May 20th, via Lo Recordings.
Fuelled by exposure to the likes of Björk, Sigur Rós and múm, ‘The Bridge Between Life & Death’ is the result of a long-standing fascination with Iceland; a fascination that finally led the producer to make the pilgrimage to Europe’s rocky outpost armed with his sound recorder.
“In 2009 I finally managed to pull off the big trip: from the South West of England to the South West of Iceland. I knew it would be a great opportunity to gather the requisite sounds on which to base a whole new album.
I was able to collect recordings from the centre, port and outskirts of Reykjavik, and the surrounding South Western area. From national parks to canyons; from hot springs to glaciers; from folk songs to folklore… I love being able to use an entire field recording. As well as the principal subject, all the glitch rhythms on the album are created from the unintentional background noise or static created whilst capturing it. It’s the musical equivalent of blasting meat off the bone with a high-pressure hose – nothing is wasted.”
The resulting album perfectly captures the otherworldly nature of the island, its beautiful yet forbidding landscape laid down in the delicate, crystalline melodies, ancient and modern coming together as van snooK pieced together what would become ‘The Bridge Between Life & Death’.
“The title comes from a bridge in Kópavogur that the locals call so because it has the nursing home on one side and the cemetery on the other. The album is themed around birth and death and each song is a chapter in the overall story, taking in sub-plots inspired by Greek/Nordic epic poetry; biblical tales; spirits; outlaws; and unique aspects of the terrain and indigenous animals.
The album opens with ‘From the Cradle’, which is built around a recording of me playing a sound cradle (a big wooden throne that has tuned strings all around the back and sides of the chair); and follows the passage of life through to the album’s end track ‘The Gaits’, which was written as the final song around the time that a very good friend lost his son, its title relating both to the gates of ‘Heaven’ and the unique extra gaits that Icelandic horses have.”
The album provided van snooK with the chance to work with some of his favourite musicians such as Amiina, Sin Fang and Benni Hemm Hemm- who contributed a field recording of his family in a cabin, far from the city. The album’s Icelandic connection even extends to the artwork, a painting by Halldór Ragnarsson of Seabear produced especially to capture the spirit of the album.
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A Taste of Struggle [DEEP MEDi Musik]
A1 – A.T.O.S
B1 – A.T.O.S (Skreamix)
B2 – A.T.O.S (Commodo Remix)
It’s the culmination of what has been a roller coaster debut year: the eponymous debut album by the phenomenal Vienna duo HVOB is a lesson in how versatile, intelligent and creative electronic music can be.
It’s been just twelve months since the first snippets appeared on Soundcloud, during which time the young electronic duo HVOB (short for “Her Voice over Boys”) have been causing a real stir throughout Europe.
HVOB have been a hit with the most influential music blogs and with the public: acclaimed appearances at the likes of Germany’s MELT! Festival, number 4 in the Beatport Deep House charts with their debut EP “Dogs”, number 10 in the Top Live Acts of the Year and number 11 in the Best Singles of 2012 in DE:BUG‘s readers’ poll.
Vienna-born Anna Müller (composition, production, vocals) and Paul Wallner (composition and final production) are kicking off the second year of their collaborative project with another release, only this time with more than just tantalising snippets: their eagerly anticipated debut LP, “HVOB”, released 8th April in the UK, contains twelve tracks that showcase the duo’s distinctive sound – intelligent and sophisticated, emotive and melodic.
The opening track “Hold Your Horses” could be a signature tune for HVOB: organic beats, soft piano sounds and Anna Müller’s stunning voice give way to compelling deep house. Further highlights of the album include the single “Jack” with its emotive beats, the complex electronic ballad “Fog Machine”, and “Always Like This”, HVOB’s interpretation of the track by British indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club.
Release date: Monday, 08/April/2013
1. Hold Your Horses
2. Let’s Keep This Quiet
3. Jack (All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy)
4. Fog Machine
5. Always Like This
8. Pay As You Go Mobile Phone
9. Heavy Seas
11. The Last Song Ever Written
12. Ocean Bed
Album | PREVIEW
Dogs (Original Mix)