We're back with a new summer preoder and very happy to present you the marvelous debut album of the UK-based German composer John Lemke who already created a lot of critically acclaimed sountracks and documentary compositions for the British television before.
Motivated by fusing elements of his more emotive film composition approach with rhythm and space, John Lemke creates a distinctive sound blend on his debut solo album, where percussive, prepared piano collides with abstracted guitar landscapes & disembodied vocal textures to form a danceable, electro-acoustic whole. His sound mixture should please fans of Four Tet, Boards Of Canada, The Notwist, Hauschka, Pole, Aphex Twin and Lali Puna.
You can watch two videoclips and listen to a couple of selected tracks via [ www.denovali.com/johnlemke ].
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JOHN LEMKE – PEOPLE DO Cd | 12'' | DIGITAL
John Lemke is a Glasgow based composer & sound designer, originally from Berlin. Working across a great variety of media he explores music and all things sonic through collaborations, live performance, film sound design and especially his work as a documentary composer for the BBC and Channel 4.
Motivated by fusing elements of his more emotive film composition approach with rhythm and space, John creates a distinctive sound blend on his debut solo album, where percussive, prepared piano collides with abstracted guitar landscapes & disembodied vocal textures to form a danceable, electro-acoustic whole.
Inside the creaking hollows of an attic treasure begins the uncompromising journey of People Do. Eager to devise a more dance oriented sound on his first full length release with Denovali, and contrasting his more ambient, often orchestral film work, John first found inspiration in the idiosyncratic sound world of his grandmother's piano. With a shimmering past in the silent film era of 1920's Berlin, its very fabric was full of anecdotes. But sampling every string and surface, preparing it with kitchen utensils, let alone playing the instrument itself was only the starting point of the intricately woven narrative of People Do.
With a process including techniques of musique concrète, sound design concepts such as worldising (playing back and re-recording sound through a room) and the use of homemade field recordings from all around Europe, the album is filled with depth and a true sense of voyage. This is also reflected in the various locations the record was conceived and recorded in, ranging from Berlin to Bristol, Helsinki to rural Spain and Glasgow, with guest contributions on viola from Kim Moore (Ex-Zoey Van Goey) and Felipe Sumina (saxophone), only for it to be mastered at Durton Studio by Nils Frahm.
John's dedication to ignoring genre boundaries makes for an album impossible yet needless to categorise, echoing its wide ranging influences, but ultimately existing entirely on its own terms. For fans of Four Tet, Boards Of Canada, The Notwist, Hauschka, Pole, Aphex Twin, Lali Puna
Vinyl - LP:
::: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves; 180g vinyl
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::: limited edition: 150 clear red vinyl
::: regular edition: black vinyl
::: price: 16.00 Euro
::: nice digipak
::: price: 13.00 euro
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