We're delighted to let you know that the Never Sol debut album „Under Quiet“ and the new John Lemke „Walizka“ EP are available now. The vinyl versions of both records are delayed and hopefully will be ready to ship next week.
den195 | Never Sol - Under Quiet Cd | 2x12''
den201 | John Lemke - Walizka Cd | 12''
NEVER SOL – FREE ALBUM STREAM
You can stream the entire Never Sol album via the German music magazine Spex for ten days: [ www.spex.de/2014/05/30/exklusiver-album-stream-never-sol-under-quiet ]
OMEGA MASSIF IS HISTORY
Omega Massif sadly decided to stop the band activities. Thanks a lot for the five wonderful years we've worked together, the great records and the fantastic haunting live experiences. The band will play two last goodbye concerts. You can find further details (also regarding upcoming new projects) on their Facebook page.
All albums are currently still in stock on all formats: [ www.denovali.com/omegamassif ]
We're excited to inform you that Matthew Collings is now part of the Denovali roster. Matthew Collings is a Scotland-based composer. Not only being a solo recording and live artist, he collaborates regularly with artists from all kinds of fields including musicians (e.g. Ben Frost, Dag Rosenqvist from JasperTX and Denovali label mate Talvihorros), dancers and filmmakers. We're going to release his new record 'Silence is A Rhythm Too' and will be re-releasing his debut record 'Splintered Instruments' on July 25th.
Listening: [ www.denovali.com/matthewcollings ]
This week's mailorder update includes the new Ben Frost album, new Owen Pallett, Cinematic Orchestra vinyl represses, Palo Alto OST, Bohren & der Club of Gore „Dolores“ repress, new Swans, new Christina Vantzou, Machinefabriek restocks etc.
Thanks a lot!
NEVER SOL – UNDER QUIET Cd | LP | DIGITAL
Sára Vondrášková, known by her stage name NEVER SOL, is a Czech singer and composer based in Prague. Writing her first songs in the age of 15 mostly for herself and studying music for 8 years at the conservatory, the important moment came around 2011, when she started to play her songs constantly at one of the most vibrant Bohemian venues in Prague at Café V Lese. Focused on piano and voice she shared the stages with friends and musicians, becoming more confident about her own artistic approach and vision. Shortly after her first concerts producer Jan P. Muchow got in contact with her and the two years long composing process of her debut album UNDER QUIET began. To give her songs a frame Sára Vondrášková created the rather abstract pseudonym NEVER SOL.
The piano has always been central in her music writing, but in the past years she was more and more gaining knowledge in using music production software. Creating sounds turned out to be another starting point to evolve her music and to get rid of the patterns and techniques taught in her classical education. Lyrics are very important and ideas evolve naturally when singing along the first song sketches.
Sára Vondrášková possesses a voice that seems impossible to shackle to just one musical setting. Therefore she and producer Jan P. Muchow construed a musical architecture for her debut album, full of details and contrasts in question of instrumentation and arrangements. UNDER QUIET is mainly built from piano based on jazz harmony with a strong sense for haunting melancholic melodies and inscrutably captivating atmosphere. While songs like “Lake“, “Lay Down” or “Femme Fatale” are nourished by thundering percussion, warm courses of classical orchestral instruments and majestically background chorals – marked by eclectic musical flourishes – the album knows to counterbalance those epic moments, when highlighting Sára's inimitable husky and soulful voice in the more hushed tracks “Run with the Wolves” (mostly accompanied by guitar) or the duet “Saint Fly” together with her close friend Káca Šantrochová. “Places” and “The Dive” have been written in the last months of finishing the album. Pulsing beats as well as synthesizer sounds disclose a venturous character of what to expect from NEVER SOL's near future. Sára Vondrášková is a regular guest singer with Czech musician and Denovali artist FLOEX. Touring and performing with Floex is an essential influence and of course strong female artists like CAT POWER, FIONA APPLE, JESSIE WARE or BAT FOR LASHES keep inspiring her work. UNDER QUIET will be released for the first time outside the Czech Republic and on vinyl format in a new artwork. This edition will feature completely re-mastered songs as well as bonus material, resulting in a sound that manages to be simultaneously powerful, intimate and beguiling.
::: thick gatefold sleeves + 180g vinyl
::: download code
::: 150 x ultraclear vinyl
::: 350 x black vinyl
::: price: 22.00 Euro
::: nice digipack sleeves
::: price: 13.00 Euro
JOHN LEMKE – WALIZKA CD | LP | DIGITAL
Working across a variety of media John Lemke explores all things sonic through live performance, sound design and his work as a documentary film composer. The Walizka EP is his latest solo release on Denovali Records.
Three items in a suitcase, a clarinet, a looper and a microphone - is how it all started. A free improvisation with friend & collaborator Lukasz Bernacki (on clarinet) sparked John's desire to bring his compositional and production approach back down to the most basic elements. Creating simple, yet distinctive rhythms only through tapping contact microphones run into noisy guitar amps became the base for the EP's three tracks, consequently inspiring its live, lo-fi feel. Written and recorded between John's native Berlin and his adopted home of Glasgow, Walizka (Polish for ‘suitcase') somehow absorbs the defining atmospheres of both cities in its core.
Previously released digitally as a teaser for John's debut album, the Walizka EP actually presents newer material, progressing the electro-acoustic nature of ‘People Do' towards more dub drenched territories. Refining John's blend of prepared piano and field recordings with hand crafted beats and swampy bass lines, this deeply moody and danceable release bends genres with refreshing ease. The EP is furthermore enhanced by a second half of remixes by fellow Denovali artists Piano Interrupted, SaffronKeira and Petrels and the ever elusive Everyday Dust. Far from conventional remixes, these pieces fall more in the category of re-imaginations, complementing the EP's first, more rhythm anchored half with a coherent ambient counterpart.
::: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves + 180g vinyl
::: download code
::: 150 x clear gold
::: 200 x black vinyl
::: price: 16.00 Euro
::: nice digipack sleeves
::: price: 13.00 Euro
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