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Joris Voorn – Messiah feat. HÆLOS

Dutch DJ, producer and label-owner Joris Voorn today announced his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, ‘\\\\’ [four] will be released on November 15 via his new imprint, Spectrum Music. Along with the news, he revealed the next single from the album, the stunning melodic odyssey “Messiah feat. HÆLOS”.

A proper introduction to his full-length LP, “Messiah” is a collaboration with London electronic quartet HÆLOS whose cross-genre output spans soundscapes from trip-hop to shoegaze. The track sees Joris blend a 90s inspired breakbeat and early rave aesthetic with glistening synth arpeggios, layered atop the ethereal vocals of HÆLOS frontwoman, Lotti Benardout.

Voorn’s 14-track album finds its inspiration in the formative era of Europe’s electronic scene in the mid-’90s where the musical heartbeat of the underground was born. Alongside HÆLOS, the album features collaborations with British electronic stalwarts Underworld, spoken word maestro Lazarusman, and Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap.

Through to album release, Voorn will perform at some of the world’s most regarded festivals, parties and venues including Connect, ANTS, Rave Rebels, ADE, E1 London and more.

Listen to “Messiah feat. HÆLOS” – https://JorisVoorn.lnk.to/messiahWE

Video: HÆLOS – End of World Party

The Official Video for ‘End of World Party’, taken from HÆLOS album ‘Any Random Kindness’. Stream/Buy: https://Haelos.lnk.to/AnyRandomID

HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness LP

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Today London-based electronic quartet HÆLOS release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Any Random Kindness via Infectious, which includes previously released tracks: “tender and atmospheric” (The Line of Best Fit) ‘Another Universe’, “piece of pop euphoria” (Clash) ‘End of the World Party’,“anxious and melancholic” (Stereogum) ‘Boy / Girl’, ‘Kyoto’, and ‘Buried in The Sand’. The follow up to 2016’s trip hop-influenced Full Circle, Any Random Kindness examines the search for connection in an increasingly fractured world.

BUY/STREAM ‘ANY RANDOM KINDNESS’ HERE

Throughout Any Random Kindness, HÆLOS reflect upon the current state of the modern world, combining organic instrumentation with modular electronica to reflect the colliding nature of technology and humanity, looming climate change, and corrupt politics. “We pushed each other to a far more vulnerable and exposed place on this record,” says Benardout. “By making space for individual voices we were able to explore an intimacy and closeness that we hadn’t found before.”  The album was produced by Dom Goldsmith and recorded in a variety of locations—from Benardout’s basement and Delaney’s house to a studio in the English countryside, miles away from their city digs.

Any Random Kindness is an astoundingly textured record and a huge leap forward for HÆLOS’ band members Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Daniel Vildósola. The shivering, gorgeous atmospheres conjured on the album are more warm-blooded and varied than ever, the result of a new approach to live instrumentation the band took in-studio. Even though the latter part of creating the record was especially intense, a newly developed HÆLOS emerged, one with optimistic perceptions of each other and a fresh, dance-floor oriented sound.

Ahead of their sold-out headline show at EarTH in Hackney, HÆLOS have also announced a 13 date UK & European tour in October, following performances at Rough Trade East, The Great Escape and Field Day festivals. Tickets are available to buy at http://haelos.com/.

HÆLOS – End Of World Party

The new album ‘Any Random Kindness’ is released 10/5/19. Pre-order: https://Haelos.lnk.to/AnyRandomID

HÆLOS – Boy / Girl

HÆLOS – the London-based band comprised of Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith, and Daniel Vildósola – share “Boy / Girl” from their sophomore album Any Random Kindness, out May 10th via Infectious. Following the previously released ‘Kyoto’ and “percussive, house-inflicted” (FADER) ‘Buried in the Sand’, ‘Boy / Girl’ is a brooding examination of technology’s role in modern relationships, featuring undulated beats and dark synths. “Boy / Girl was one of the first songs we finished writing for Any Random Kindness. It’s about the breakdown of a relationship in the digital age and a retreat into the comforts of technology. A conversation between a boy and a girl filled with all the feelings of sadness and frustration at their inability to connect.”

The follow up to 2016’s trip hop-influenced Full Circle, Any Random Kindness examines the search for connection in an increasingly fractured world. Throughout, HÆLOS refer to different facets that affect the modern world, combining organic instrumentation with modular electronica to reflect the colliding nature of technology and humanity, the looming climate change, and corrupt politics.

The album was recorded at Baltic Studios in East London and at their home studio, and was produced by Dom Goldsmith. For Any Random Kindness, HÆLOS reassessed their creative approach, conducting songwriting experiments and returning to previous interests – Delaney wrote on acoustic guitar and Goldsmith retreated into his love of Perlon inluenced minimal techno. Even though the latter part of creating the record was especially intense, a newly developed HÆLOS emerged, one with optimistic perceptions of each other and a fresh, dance-floor oriented sound. “We pushed each other to a far more vulnerable and exposed place on this record,” says Benardout. “By making space for individual voices we were able to explore an intimacy and closeness that we hadn’t found before.”

Pre-order Any Random Kindness – https://haelos.lnk.to/BITSVidPR

Video: HÆLOS – Kyoto

Kyoto is taken from HÆLOS’ upcoming album ‘Any Random Kindness’. Released: May 10 2019.
Pre-order: https://Haelos.lnk.to/AnyRandomID

Video: HÆLOS – Buried In The Sand

At last, Buried In The Sand by HÆLOS is out now: Buy or Stream: https://Haelos.lnk.to/BITSID

No. 01: HÆLOS – Full Circle

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For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor.

Throughout the album, HÆLOS reconstruct the firmament of dance sounds past and present to construct an exquisitely elegiac mood that retains a sense of presence as it conveys the pain of emotional distance. Every moment of uneasy reflection is matched by quiet explosions

HÆLOS: IN CONCERT

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It’s only been a month since The Baeble Bounce House took over SXSW, but the wait to get the newest concert captured on that glorious afternoon has been excruciating. Baeble’s been excited about UK synth-poppers HAELOS; since the moment they crashed our shores early this year with their dark, atmospheric swirls of synth noise and hard-hitting, anthemic vocals. It’s a Florence + the Machine by way of Echo; the Bunnymen kind of sound that is like little else we’re getting in 2016, and when they brought their moody vibes to The Bounce House (on the release day of their spectacular debut, Full Circle, no less!), it was clear that HAELOS have a hell of a future ahead of them.

Watch the dark, UK outfit HAELOS seduce The Baeble Bounce House with some seriously mesmerizing, synth-vibes now on the Baeble site in stunning 4K or via the Baeble Music app. To learn more about HAELOS, visit: http://haelos.com/

Video: HÆLOS – Seperate Lives

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Here’s another great single from HÆLOS forthcoming debut album ‘Full Circle’, out March 18th and available for pre-order here. The LP will probably be the best album of the year. Video directed by Arthur Delaney.