The summer break is over. We're back with two new preorders and the announcement of the final Denovali Swingfest Essen lineup.
NEW PREORDER | RELEASE UPDATE
We're really sorry that the John Lemke – People Do vinyl version still isn't ready. The pressing plant already made three test pressings which all were insufficient. We hope to receive the new one in the next days and we're hopefully able to deliver the preorders within the next two weeks.
Today we're starting the preorder for the fantastic brand new Floex – Gone EP. It features three new tracks and one remix by Hidden Orchestra – the download code/ digital version comes with two new music videos for the songs ''Gone'' and ''Veronika's Dream''. Since the videos are still in post production we won't be able to offer the direct download before august 23th.
DENOVALI SWINGFEST ESSEN 2013 final lineup
We're very pleased to present you the final lineup for this year's Essen edition of our Swingfest. The last confirmed artist is the wonderful Emika (Ninja Tune). She will play a special liveset with an extensive video installation.
Tickets + all further details: [ www.denovali.com/swingfest ]
DENOVALI MAILORDER UPDATE
This week's update for example includes the new Moderat record, a new Moritz v. Oswald Trio 12'', a new Nils Frahm 12'', the new record by Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo, a lot of Cinematic Orchestra vinyl represses, Django Reinhardt represses and a couple of Kavinsky restocks.
Thanks a lot for your constant support.
FLOEX – GONE 10'' | DIGITAL
On Veronika Vlková's painting for Floex' new EP ''Gone'', the mountain ghosts are watching the flood from the mountain tops which stick out of water. In his latest work Floex is trying to express the melancholic mood of the last days of stability and harmony. While ''Gone'' thematizes instability expressed by the Apocalypse in a ''macroscopic sense'', and musically for Tomáš in the quite traditional way of vocal pieces, the other two short ambient tracks accompanying the title song reflect the theme in different ways.
''Saturnin Fire And The Restless Ocean'' creates a kind of ''microscopic world'' counterpart to ''Gone''. It was inspired by the thoughts on inner harmony by Tomáš' Chinese medicine doctor friend: when mind and heart are in balance, the heart is like shining fire and the mind is like a calm and still ocean. If things are getting unstable, the heart's fire is becoming volatile and the mind's ocean's waves start to swell. While ''Saturnin …'' is a very intimate song on this self-reflection of the personal psychic landscape, it easily becomes a strong epic hymn in the hands of Joe Acheson of Hidden Orchestra. With this, Joe is returning the remix favour on Hidden Orchestra's earlier Denovali Records release ''Flight'', which included Floex' ''Dust Remix''. It is great to listen to another offspring of the continuing dialogue between these musical mates.
There are more things that all songs of this release have in common - the typical sound of Floex' Petrof piano. It endorses the melancholic and ethereal mood of the EP songs, and the final four-hand piano piece ''Time To Go'' makes no exception. It includes field recordings grasping the theatrical ''farewell'' scene from a sound installation at the Brixen Fortress during the Manifesta festival. This song was originally created from the four-hand composition of Tomáš and his pianist friend Ji?í Libánský, who met during their improvisation project ''Orlak''.
The title song ''Gone'' was especially composed for the Floex live vocalist Sára Vondrášková of Never Sol and meant to be performed on concerts, and it indeed soon become the pivotal song of Floex' playlist. The lyrics were written by Tomáš' long term collaborator Anya Stuart who besides being a singer, writer and musician works also as a movie director. When she heard the song she immediately offered Tomáš to make a video clip for it. Currently living in Paris, it no surprise that the main inspiration source for the video was the medieval French 'Apocalypse Tapestry' in Angers nearby Paris. Working with her photographer friend Michal Ureš behind the camera, they created free contemporary reinterpretations of selected scenes of the tapestry based on super slow motion shootings. This perfectly exemplifies the idea behind the song, a very odd moment in our life we don't recognise since it is happening very slowly from our personal point of view but very fast from the point of view of mankind. People are still behaving as if nothing would happen or change, but the fire is already behind their doors, the old times have already gone.
''Gone'' is closing a certain period of Floex' production which started with his 2nd full length album ''Zorya'' in 2011. After getting such a great feedback on this release, Tomáš decided to get back to it, pick up his favorite track ''Veronika's Dream'' and give it a little bit more attention. The result of this effort you can find as a downloadable bonus track accompanying this EP: a remix of ''Veronika's Dream'' by Dikolson, Tomáš favourite producer, and general iconic figure of the electronic music scene in Prague. Moreover, after about a year of preparation, a video clip for the original song was made. About 20 people, headed by director Tomáš Hájek, visual artist Anna Krti?ová and Veronika Vlková herself created rather a short movie inspired by Tomáš Dvo?ák's crazy surrealistic imaginary: the one-eyed Veronika is eaten by a wolf and inside of his stomach a floorball match is happening. She fights against her psychological antipode for her missing eye and wins just to uncover deeper sides of her existence.
The 10'' comes in a special thick gatefold sleeve, on two different vinyl colors and with a free download code
for fans of HIDDEN ORCHESTRA, ERIK SATIE, JON HOPKINS or BAT FOR LASHES
Vinyl - 10'':
::: thick special gatefold sleeves
::: download code
::: limited edition: 150 bone vinyl
::: regular edition: black vinyl
::: price: 15.00 Euro
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
::: download code
::: limited edition: 150 clear red vinyl
::: regular edition: black vinyl
::: price: 16.00 Euro
::: nice digipak
::: price: 13.00 euro
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