At 23, William Rezé has already lived several artistic lives, which now seem to merge into a single project: Thylacine. Born and raised in Angers (France), Rezé is now set to release his first LP, Transsiberian, a concept album that puts the love of travel and curiosity at the heart of its contemplative songs. Released on the 27th May via Intuitive records, Transsiberian presents a distinctly introspective cut of electronica, decorated with Rezé’s imaginative use of sampling through all the chance, humbling encounters on his journey, which in turn creates a mystifying documentation of the how the album was recorded. Rezé explains that: “A journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway would finally provide me with the ideal conditions for writing music: the cramped confinement of my cabin, the travel length (as long as 160 hours), the fact that I could use my electronic equipment, the discovery of another culture and a new type of music, nearly 6,000 miles of landscape as well as the opportunity of meeting new people.” Transsiberian acts as both a literal and figurative journey, guiding the listener through an electronic landscape of perfectly aligned pop and experimental music.
Michael Mayer is a slow-building sonic architect happy to eke out subtle blends for minutes at a time, resulting in a DJing style that’s luxurious and languid. Here he delivers an epic, 8 and a half minute techno rework of the of the original.
Transsiberian is an impressive collection of sceneries and sounds, compelling electronic rhythms and field recordings; forming a melting-pot of cultures and ideas. Much like the work of Paul Kalkenbrenner and Moderat, Thylacine has an impressive ability to weave together pulsating soundscapes – and fused with the sonic findings of his journey, Transsiberian can be heralded as a truly epic experience.
Thylacine plays XOYO with Fakear on Thursday 14th April.
Kompakt’s Michael Mayer and Reinhard Voigt join forces for new 12″ “Time Is Running”. Out on June 15 on Kompakt. Pre-order the vinyl now and enjoy the accompanying trailer below.
“With “Time Is Running”, Michael Mayer and Reinhard Voigt present new bangers that bear all the hallmarks of club favorites – individually produced cuts that both incorporate the crisp rawness of early Kompakt techno as well as the sophisticated sonics to be found in our current catalogue.” via Kompakt
Ghostly’s Matthew Dear returns to his Audion moniker with a great new single “Dem Howl” for Cologne’s Kompakt label. The track features vocals from Danish singer/musician Troels Abrahamsen and is backed with an instrumental version as well as a remix from label co-founder Michael Mayer. Out on November 3rd 2014; pre-order your 12” here.