Thomas Azier Announces Debut Album (Out 3/10 via Casablanca), Shares Woodkid & The Shoes’ Remix + “Hylas” Stream


Hylas Cover ArtBerlin’s dark electro-pop virtuoso Thomas Azier has announced the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Hylas EP’s with his debut full-length, aptly titled Hylas, the final installment of the Hylas trilogy. Out March 10th in the US via Casablanca Records, Hylas is a lush, cacophonous mix of Azier’s signature forward-thinking production, and the evocative vocals he’s become synonymous with. Azier has shared the title track from Hylas for the first time

Woodkid & The Shoes’ collaborative remix of “Angelene”

He’ll also be in NYC for a Fashion Week performance at Irving Plaza on February 13th.

Thomas Azier was born in the Netherlands, but relocated to Berlin at age 19. After hundreds of sketches and pre-productions on his computer, Thomas Azier eventually started to lay the final touches on his debut in the Fall of 2012. He set up his studio in an old East German factory where the church bells for the Kremlin used to be manufactured. That old factory proved just the right place for the truly industrial twist on pop music Azier was looking for.

He had a vision of pushing boundaries, combining analogue sounds and dramatic, warm vocals with violent noises and the natural sounds of the factory. The entire album is written, composed, played and produced by the 25-year old multi-instrumentalist himself, only assisted by sound designer and co-producer Robin Hunt.

His sound bridges gaps between cultures as well. Combining factory sounds derived from the Dutch gabber and hardcore scene, the German electronic scene and the epic and profound emotions you would find in French artists, he may well have defined the sound of European Pop Music in 2014.

Hylas – Out March 10 via Casablanca Records
Hylas Tracklisting:
1. Hylas
2. Ghostcity
3. Verwandlung
4. Rukeli’s Last Dance
5. Red Eyes
6. Angelene
7. How To Disappear
8. Futuresound
9. Shadow Of The Sun
10. Yearn Yearn
11. Golden Wave
12. Sirens of the Citylight

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