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out now: Essenz One – EP #1 [Essenz Records]

July 5, 2017
 

Artist:
Essenz One

 

Title:
EP#1

 

Label:
Essenz Records

 

Cat#:
ESNZ001

 

Release Date:
19th July 2017

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Dream

02.
Don’t Think

03.
Circles

04.
Shit

05.
Ekstase

 

Press Info:
first EP by Essenz One on his own imprint Essenz Records

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

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Websites:
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out now: Tom Adams – Silence [Kowloon Records]

May 17, 2017
 

Artist:
Tom Adams

 

Title:
Silence

 

Label:
Kowloon Records

 

Cat#:
KWLONLP005 | KWLONCD005

 

Release Date:
05th May 2017

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Come On, Dreamer

02.
Static

03.
Tides

04.
The Stranger

05.
Falling With You

06.
Lovely Noise

07.
Sparks

08.
Time

 

Press Info:
Combining enveloping minimalism with a spellbinding falsetto, Berlin-based songwriter/composer Tom Adams conveys immense emotion utilizing just a few elements. Masterfully balancing tactile acoustic and electronic instruments, Adams’ music is as expansive as it is elegantly peculiar – evoking cinematic odes to nature’s majesty and the divergent depths of the human condition. Receiving accolades for his wide-ranging output of synth-guided exploits, chamber pop, melancholic piano-ambient works, and moody film scores, Tom Adams veers into the cerebral and introspective on his debut EP for London’s Kowloon Records.

Recorded as live takes in a single afternoon, Adams’ neo-classical approach to nuance captures a compelling grace that’s increasingly rare. Bookended by the idyllic ambience of “Voyages By Starlight” and “The Last Farewell”, the heart of the EP is a trio of stargazing ballads. The yearning keys and raw intimacy of “Seven Birds” and “Fade” hypnotize as much as they pull your heartstrings, while the expansive “Stellar” explores a wider sonic palette weaving together delicate piano with arpeggiated cosmic synth pulse. Using the studio as instrument (aided by custom-made Max MSP software), Adams’ exploratory production techniques leave his signature mark on this collection of shimmering electro-acoustic arrangements that echo the ghost of Jeff Buckley circling the musical orbits of modern innovators like Jon Hopkins or Kiasmos.

Quickly gaining a reputation for his striking live performances, Tom Adams has recently opened for A Winged Victory For the Sullen, Perfume Genius, Moonface, among many others. He was recently commissioned to remix Max Richter’s ‘Berlin By Overnight’, released by Deutsche Grammophon. In addition to self-releasing his acclaimed 2015 EP ‘The Constant Noise’, Adams also composed the OST for the Universal Pictures feature film ‘The Knife That Killed Me’.

 

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Videos:
“Come On, Dreamer”

 

Recommendation:
“Voyages by Starlight EP”

 

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Websites:
Tom Adams
Kowloon Records

 
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[Video]: Charlie Cunningham – How Much [Dumont Dumont]

March 23, 2017

© Photo by Jack Daly
 

Artist:
Charlie Cunningham

 

Title:
How Much

 

Label:
Dumont Dumont

 

Related Release:
album “Lines”

 

Websites:
Charlie Cunningham
Dumont Dumont

 

Video:

 
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[Video]: Mick Harvey feat. Andrea Schroeder – Ich Liebe Dich…Ich Dich Auch Nicht [Mute]

February 14, 2017
 

Artist:
Mick Harvey feat. Andrea Schroeder

 

Title:
Ich Liebe Dich…Ich Dich Auch Nicht

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
album “Intoxicated Women”

 

Websites:
Mick Harvey
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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out now: Charlie Cunningham – Lines [Dumont Dumont ]

January 16, 2017
 

Artist:
Charlie Cunningham

 

Title:
Lines

 

Label:
Dumont Dumont

 

Cat#:
DD13

 

Release Date:
27th January 2016

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
An Opening

02.
I Can Be

03.
Born

04.
Lines

05.
Lights Off

06.
Minimum

07.
Answers

08.
How Much

09.
Breather

10.
Molino

11.
You Sigh

12.
While You Are Young

 

Press Info:
With a burgeoning fanbase, galvanised by a trio of EPs and his captivating online sessions, London based songwriter Charlie Cunningham releases his debut album ‘Lines’ on Dumont Dumont on January 27th.

For the past two years Cunningham’s career has been on a steady upward trajectory. He’s filled venues both here and abroad – at his headlining shows or alongside the likes of King Creosote, Beirut, and Rodriguez. Selling out shows all over Europe and his only UK show to date at St Giles-In-The-Field was sold out and in February earlier this year. His popularity also reflected in Spotify plays in excess of 6.5 million.

It was a move to Seville to hone his guitar technique that catalysed Cunningham’s creativity. Taking the percussive qualities of flamenco, he began to thread his melodies and lyrics together producing his first EP to critical acclaim. Cunningham’s playing was sharp enough to carve songs laden with delicate flourishes, intricate melodic turns, and moments of stark introspection, songs that are both expansive and intimate.
“The whole ability to write songs is probably in a lot more people than they think. A lot of people can probably do it; it’s just hard knowing how to start,’ he admits. “I think what slowed me down was just over-thinking every possible thing. So now I know that if something feels right to just trust that.”

In terms of ‘Lines’ that start was provided by ‘An Opening’ the first track written for the album and something of a breakthrough in terms of setting the agenda and finding it’s producer.
Recalls Cunningham – “It was intended to be a trial track to see if we’d – Duncan Tootill and I – ended up working together. After this Duncan went on to do the whole album. It’s a subtle progression in style from my EPs, but also the most electronic my music has been to date. I feel like it really sets the tone for the rest of the record.”

The lyrically confident ‘Minimum’ and vocally rhythmic ‘Answers’ compliment new avenues scoped by the record’s production. ‘Minimum’ says Cunningham “went through more changes and versions than any song I have ever recorded. It’s a direct song, which is something I think I am always striving towards.”

A self confessed perfectionist Cunningham paid heed to his own advice when compiling the track list. “You Sigh almost didn’t make the record. It was relatively spontaneous to write so I think at first I felt it was kind of throwaway and initially dismissed it. I reckon I was put off by how easily it came together! But I grew to really like the melody, character and general simplicity of it. The song is about not being too hard on yourself, so I’m glad I took my own advice on that one.”

Cunningham wrapped up 2016 with select dates around Europe before heading out with King Creosote in the UK in January and then his own shows across Europe.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Official Videos:
“Lights Off”

“Breather”

“While You Are Young”

“How Much”

 

Live Session Videos:
“An Opening (Yala! Sessions)”

“Lights Off (Mahogany Session)”

“While You Are Young (Live)”

“Minimum Live at St John’s church in Hackney”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Outside Things”
EP “Breather”
EP “Heights”

 

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Websites:
Charlie Cunningham
Dumont Dumont

 

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