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THYLACINE – Satie II (Duo Live Session)

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Video: Thylacine – Stormur

Directed and shot in Faroe Islands by Thylacine and Cécile Chabert

Video: Thylacine – Saksun

Directed and shot in Faroe Islands by Thylacine and Cécile Chabert.

Video: THYLACINE – Alda

Directed and shot in Faroe Islands by Thylacine and Cécile Chabert.

#6 of 2019: Thylacine – Roads Vol. 1

Thylacine – The Road (Parra For Cuva Remix)

Released earlier this year, William Rezé AKA Thylacine recorded his second album ‘Roads Vol.1’ in Argentina. His previous record was recorded aboard the train that links Moscow to Vladivostok, a concept album inspired by travel, composed entirely over the course of the trip, alone in the cramped, confinements of his cabin. Out on February 22nd, it’s follow-up is equally impressive.The French electronic prodigy bought an iconic all-aluminum Airstreams 1972 trailer and after painstakingly transforming it into a recording studio, he put it on a freighter across the Atlantic before picking it up in Buenos Aires. He was drawn to South America by the pull of the unknown, the absolute absence of reference. He wanted to immerse himself in desert and lunar landscapes, explore multicolored canyons, sand dunes, giant cacti forests, snow-capped peaks… and write, alone, in the intimacy of his nomadic studio.

Here, Cologne producer Parra For Cuva delivers a grogeous reworkof the original.

Thylacine – Moskva

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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.

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.

‘Moskva’ opens with the sounds of the Trans-Siberian Railway and a Russian vocal sample, before developing with melodic undulations into a soaring, powerful dose of electronica. Stream below:

Thylacine – Train (Michael Mayer Remix)

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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.