Electronic music producer and visual artist Christian Löffler premieres the video for new single “Ry” via ThisSongIsSick from his upcoming LP “Graal (Prologue),” out April 5th via Ki-Records. It follows the gorgeous animated video for “Like Water (feat Mohna)” out 2/13.
“Ry” follows a mysterious protagonist, running across a wide array of beautiful and uncanny places and landscapes across the globe; it’s a voyage of sight and sound. “Ry” begins with pulsating and pounding bass building to a mesmeric techno clap with sweeping reverb; it’s all about getting it higher and dropping it, adding soothing piano lines and arriving slowly to elation. While there are two sides to the track — one more immediate, one more “romantic” — Christian builds an alternative beat that makes it stick to the bones and that’s perfectly enhanced by the gorgeous visuals. By the end of it, the overlapping beat becomes a whisper as he adds irresistible strings that give it its transcendent emotional resonance and the runner arrives to the beach.
A visual artist and painter, Christian drew sketches for each song on “Graal (Prologue)”: the dry minimal techno for “Ry,” the floral and piercing “Bird,” the eerie “Like Water,” the romantic solitude on “Running,” the spectral and damp “Refu,” the sharp warp on “Graal”. He feeds his music with his art, drawings and paintings that help him express his creativity.
“Bird’ and ‘Refu’”have a nocturnal feel, perfect for eyes-closed introspection, and it’s no surprise to learn that two of them were conceived during late-night jam sessions in gardens underneath starry skies. Two tracks feature vocalists, both of which Löffler describes as happy accidents. “Like Water,”,featuring Mohna, was initially an instrumental piano piece, but was transformed by some vocal improvisations during a soundcheck for the Elbphilharmonie performance into atmospheric, spectral electro. Josephine Phillip, whose haunting Nordic voice warms the poignant “Running” was someone that Löffler had always hoped to record with and when their schedules finally aligned, he took full advantage.
British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are sharing a new remix of the title track from their latest ‘Blaze Away’ album – courtesy of acclaimed London based producer, Throwing Snow.
Ross Tones, making music under the ever so pertinent moniker, Throwing Snow – draws influence from a vast array of genres, with his production work possessing consistent and comforting warmth, while still glistening with a serene kind of steely coldness.
His remix of Morcheeba’s ‘Blaze Away’, released today – is a stunning, deep-bass led cut; interspersed with otherworldly electronics and tumultuous synth runs.
“I used the phrase ‘come live in the dark’ to inspire my remix, conjuring a feeling of a coming storm” said Tones on his remix. “Fragmented arpeggios range over a deep sub creating a rising sense of the approaching thunder.”
Morcheeba‘s 2018 album ‘Blaze Away’ is out now.
The new album ‘Any Random Kindness’ is released 10/5/19. Pre-order: https://Haelos.lnk.to/AnyRandomID
Sasha and Kölsch’s single ‘The Lights’ drops on March 22 via IPSO.
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This was Filmed over 24 hours around South London on a cold January Night .
Sarah P. releases the music video for Maenads, the title track of her latest EP, which is inspired by the ancient Greek female followers of god Dionysus, who were known for their superhuman strength, sticking together, and fighting for their beliefs.
Maenads EP garnered love from critics and fans and has been streamed more than 1 million times across platforms since its release in December.
Maenads is a disco-inspired song about those nights that are empty of feelings. The video’s visuals are a fast-forward to Sarah’s life in Berlin – rather secluded, away from distractions. “This isolation-by-choice gave me time to process life events that had shaped me.”
The song’s video features Sarah and Sabina Smith-Moreland cast as a bird that symbolizes mental illness. The video shows the importance of coming to terms with own struggles while not letting them overtake one’s life. “I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety for a long time, but I’m convinced that it’s possible to control one’s mental health, rather than living a life controlled by mental illness,” Sarah shares.
“Mental illness never truly goes away, but learning more about it can help understand what’s going on inside your body and mind and therefore, control it better.”