First of all thanks a lot for your massive feedback regarding the new CELESTE album. The cd preorders are already on the way to you – the vinyl should arrive this week. The record will be in stores from November 22nd on.
Beyond that very we're pleased to inform you that the Saffronkeira collaboration record with the Sardinian trumpet legend Mario Massa is finally available for preorder.
„The instruments of the two musicians wander unerringly through the musical landscape, from warm ambient sounds to rather abstract pieces, from thrilling hymns to threatening sound storms, but they never loose contact.“
::: Celeste – Animale(s) 2xCd | 2x12''
::: Selaxon Lutberg - Simboli Accidentali Cd | 12''
The wonderful multimedia project Origamibiro from Nottingham are from now on part of the Denovali family.
"Imagine music and video playing a game together. And telling stories at the same time. That's what it's like to experience a live performance by audio-visual collective Origamibiro."
We're going to re-release their past works as a collection 3xCd and 4xLp Boxset in January 2014. A new album will follow in February 2014. The first concerts in mainland Europe are planned for Spring 2014.
DENOVALI SWINGFEST BERLIN + LONDON
We're hopefully able to give you further information regarding both events within the next two weeks. Both festivals again will happen in April:
::: London: early April 2014 – venues will be announced soon
::: Berlin: April 25th + 26th 2014 – Radialsystem V
Last but not least the mailorder news: represses of Skalpel records, Boards Of Canada represses, the new Wooden Shjips, Amon Tobin repress, Wolves In The Throne Room BBC Session, ÄÄnipäää (new project of Steven O Malley), Ane Brun represses, new Russian Circles etc.
Thanks a lot!
SAFFRONKEIRA + MARIO MASSA CD | 2xLP | DIGITAL
Our universe may have been born in the Big Bang. If this was the case, the Big Bang was the beginning of space and time. Nothing existed before, not even the very concept of "before". With the birth of space and time, another important notion entered the arena: the concept of cause and effect. The Big Bang had no cause, but everything which happened after did, thus being a cause and effect at the same time. This is at the heart of SAFFRONKEIRA's third album and his first collaboration record 'CAUSE AND EFFECT'.
Saffronkeira is the project of the Sardinian sound researcher EUGENIO CARIA. His first meeting with the Sardinian trumpet player MARIO MASSA was at a distance. Caria saw Massa playing on a regional TV program and was immediately caught by the immersed playing style of this musician which was unknown to him at that time. Eager to meet him, he asked several other Sardinian musicians and was lucky. He got Massa's name and phone number, immediately called him and proposed a meeting. Massa had always dreamt of a collaboration with an electronic music artist, while Caria had always been eager to work with a trumpet player, being fascinated by this instrument since his childhood. Thus, the meeting was a big success, indeed it was love at first sight.
Since then Caria and Massa met every weekend at Caria's studio and ideas bounced back and forth between the two musicians. Massa improvised over Caria's compositions, Caria added layers to Massa's play, there was not the slightest disagreement about the sound and dynamics of their tracks. Just as we can only marvel at the complexity of Nature which emerged only from this simple principle of cause and effect, we can only be astonished at the result of this collaboration.
The instruments of the two musicians wander unerringly through the musical landscape, from warm ambient sounds to rather abstract pieces, from thrilling hymns to threatening sound storms, but they never loose contact. Indeed, Massa trumpet play and Caria's electronics intertwine so well that at times it is difficult to distinguish them. Exploring the entire spectrum of their instruments and displaying their full virtuosity, Caria and Massa have created a unique masterpiece.
Vinyl – 2xLP:
::: thick gatefold sleeves; 180g vinyl
::: download code
::: limited edition: 150x black w/ silver splatter
::: regular edition: black vinyl
::: price: 19.50 euro
::: nice digipak
::: price: 13.00 Euro
CELESTE – ANIMALE(S) 2xCD | 2xLP | DIGITAL
Expressionistic, sophisticated, evolved, overflowing, pitch-black. Just a few words, a desperate attempt to properly approach ANIMALE(S), the fifth full-length record of the French combo CELESTE from Lyon. While their former albums PESSIMISTE(S) (2006), NIHILISTE(S) (2008), MISANTHROPE(S) (2009) and MORTE(S) NEE(S) (2010) have all been finished in a few months, it took them all the last three years to craft this concept double album. Unsurprisingly, the result of this long process is an opus which is so loaded and dense that it can barely withstand its inner pressure.
The concept behind ANIMALE(S) is the bleak story of a boy and a girl, a kind of love story with a tragic ending. A story about how tough youth can be if parents discard their responsibilities. For once in metal-oriented music, a closer look at artwork and lyrics gives a new dimension to a record and is indispensable for a comprehensive and complete experience of this double album
Musically, ANIMALE(S) sees CELESTE developing their metal and hardcore oriented sound in different directions. Their music was always characterised by the interaction of monumental melodies, dark riffs, violent drums and expressive lyrics, but on the new album all these ingrediences are more expressed. The last three years' time has carved out the contrasts in Celeste's music like a stream carves out a rugged canyon. The melodies are more melodic, but also more sparse. Many parts are much darker and more noisy than the past albums. The lyrics are as savage as they can be without being vulgar. At the same time, ANIMALE(S) features exceptional collaborations with artists such as the experimental musician Ben Chatwin from TALVIHORROS -- also on Denovali Records - and the composers and sound designers Sabrina Duval and Jean Charles Bastion.
CELESTE truly managed to finish this double album at the right moment, before the amount of concept, composition and artistic skill would have been too much for a single album. Exactly for this reason, ANIMALE(S) is a unique piece of art, a coherent album which does not allow for anything to be added without destroying it. Simply put, it is just perfect.
Vinyl – 2xLP:
::: thick gatefold sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves + insert; 180g vinyl
::: download code
::: limited picture disc edition (200 pieces): 25.00 euro
::: limited ultraclear/ black edition (400 pieces): 22.00 euro
::: regular edition (black): 19.50 euro
::: nice digipak
::: price: 16.00 Euro
SELAXON LUTBERG – SIMBOLI ACCIDENTALI CD | LP | DIGITAL
Selaxon Lutberg is the ambient project of the secluded Italian artist Andrea Penso. After two albums, a collaboration record with Subinterior and various EPs, 'SIMBOLI ACCIDENTALI' ('Accidental Symbols') constitutes his third full length record and third release on Denovali Records.
As most of his works, the new album is strongly linked to Andrea's biography. Indeed, he states: "In a long video-interview by Donatella Baglivo, the Russian filmmaker Andrej Tarkovsky says that childhood 'is the moment in human life that determines all his future, especially if future will be linked to art, inner life and psychological problems. In other words, childhood feeds all the creativity of the adult
period.' Composing this album I tried to focus on accidental symbols mostly born during my childhood, tried to study them not in detail but in their essence. The 'subjective sounds' of this album were born from these thoughts and considerations." To support this motive, the album artwork contains an impressionistic story from Andrea's childhood.
Simboli Accidentali is composed of 8 tracks, which have been recorded at Andrea's home between 2010 and 2012 and mastered by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare). The typically warm and encasing songs are mostly made with processed and unrecognizable guitars, an old and cheap organ and loops from ruined tapes and vinyls. The resulting sound can be found somewhere in the vast landscape spanned by the ambient/postrock of LABRADFORD and SLOWDIVE's Pygmalion era, the analogue and decayed loops of PHILIP JECK and WILLIAM BASINSKI and the cinematic feelings of STARS OF THE LID and DAVID LYNCH's drones. Time to explore.
Vinyl – LP:
::: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves; 180g vinyl
::: download code
::: limited edition: 150x coke bottle green
::: regular edition: 200x black
::: price: 16.00 euro
::: nice digipak
::: price: 13.00 Euro
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ON THE ROAD
Celeste + Talvihorros
11.12.13 Aachen (ger) - AZ
12.12.13 Berlin (ger) - Cassiopeia
13.12.13 Darmstadt (ger) - Villa
14.12.13 Antwerp (be) - JC Kavka
15.12.13 Koblenz (ger) - Jam Club
28.11.2013 Oxford (uk) - The Cellar
29.11.2013 Bristol (uk) - Colston Hall
30.11.2013 Cornwall (uk) - Mount Pleasant Eco Park
01.12.2013 Cardiff (uk) - The Moon Club
05.12.2013 Manchester (uk) - Band on the Wall
22.11.13 Diksmuide (bel) - 4AD
23.11.13 Antwerp (bel) - DE Studio
24.11.13 Berlin (ger) - Waldo
27.11.13 Düsseldorf (ger) - Approximation Festival
28.11.13 Andenne (bel) - Le Chapitre
29.11.13 Utrecht (nl) - Le Guess Who Festival