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New Releases 14/06/19: Calexico and Iron & Wine, Bill Callahan, Kate Tempest, Tusks, CEEYS

Friday is release day. But what to listen to from the sheer endless sea of new records? Don’t worry, NBHAP’s editors can help you with that. These are our Top 5 recommendations from today.


CEEYS – ‘Hiddensee’

Sounds like …  the perfect symbiosis of cello and piano keys.

This symbiosis is not only displayed in the music of the two brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke from Germany but also in the name of their common musical project: CEllo + kEYS = CEEYS. Their fourth full-length is another very personal and intimate journey with one foot in the past, and the other in the present. Their East-German socialization stands at the center of this record. A record filled with memories of their childhood in East-Germany in the last decade of the GDR and the following freedom after the Soviet regime collapsed. Hiddensee is the picturesque German island in the Baltic sea, that is at the same time place of many childhood memories and the place of return after experiencing the freedom of the post GDR area. Nostalgic on the one hand, pulsation on the other. An instrumental dialogue between the two brothers that share a common musical background, only separated by the thin walls of their rooms while practicing their instruments as children.

Recorded at Saal 3 at Funkhaus Berlin, which is currently rented by neo-classic pioneer Nils Frahm, the two brothers dived deep into the world of analog recording with several devices and instruments from the 1950s to 1980s. Tender, sometimes even fragile, the melodic ideas swirl around them, back and forth, matching and completing each other in the most comforting way and thus creating a room full of reverbing vibration between suspense and ease, intimacy and freedom. The songs unfold their inner beauty in a calm and at the same time intense way, with the cello and keys – mostly piano but every now and then with decently used synthesizer sequences and loops – providing different rhythmical variations in harmonic unity. The record lives through the created atmosphere, rather than through epic moments or walls of sounds. The familiarity of the two brothers is the core of the music. A record for the calm and most private moments and an experience, that surly covers the listener even more in a live performance. (Abhilash Arackal)


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Delighted listening our track “Hiddensee” (Sebastian on cello, Daniel on piano) on air at KEXP from our actual album HIDDENSEE
x so much to Alex Ruder and KEXP

Playlist: Pacific Notions ~ June 16th 2019
6:02 Michiru Aoyama – Lucky [Individual, Bullflat3.8]
6:06 Alaskan Tapes – Of Her [Millions, self-released]
6:11 øjeRum – Alting Falder I Samme Rum V [Alting Falder I Samme Rum, Sound In Silence]
—-air break—-
6:21 Hiroshi Yoshimura – Singing Stream (Spring Mix) [Wet Land, Eastworld]
6:28 Livingdog & Mike Johnson – 2 Take 1 [CRO$$, Constellation Tatsu]
6:33 Tom Adams – Particle XII (Reaction To Dancing) [Particles, Moderna]
6:37 Joe Alexander Shepherd – Spaces [Spaces, Nettwerk]
6:41 Dalila Delarosa – Save Light [Save Light, Unline]
—-air break—-
6:50 CEEYS – Hiddensee [Hiddensee, Neue Meister]
6:53 The Durutti Column – Requiem Again [Vini Reilly, Factory]
6:57 Robag Wruhme – Volta Copy (Ambient Version) [Venq Tolep, Pampa]
7:02 Noriko Kodama – Always [Abyss, Accretions]
7:06 Slowburner – Mind, Be Still [Sundays Mornings Are For Piano, self-released]
—-air break—-
7:17 Alex Twomey – Just Drinking [The Entertainer, Recital]
7:20 Sven Laux – ODD I [ODD, Whitelabrecs]
7:28 Hirola – Perpetual Light (LTO Piano Reduction) [Night Carvings, Opine]
7:33 Christina Vantzou – Staircases [4, Kranky]
7:37 Askjell – Requiem [Requiem, Island]
—-air break—-
7:49 K. Leimer – Lament To The Open Air [Irrational Overcast, First Terrace]
7:53 India Jordan – Rest [V/A: Spaciousness, Lo Recordings]
7:56 Japanese Breakfast – Head Over Heels (Instrumental) [Head Over Heels, W Records]
8:00 WMD – Unfold [Young Angry Love, Hush Hush]
8:04 Mabe Fratti – Creo Que Puedo Hacer Algo [Pies sobre la tierra, Hole]
—-air break—-
8:14 36 – A Gently Dystopia [Beneath The Lower Lights, Past Inside The Present]
8:18 melodysheep – The Rising Dawn Bellows Like Thunder [The Arrow Of Time: Soundtrack to Timelapse of the Future, self-released]
8:22 Lárus Sigurðsson – Í Brunahvammi [Jarðhörpusálmar II / Earth Harp Psalms II, self-released]
8:26 M Shutak – The Room In Spring [The Widows House, Wow & Flutter]
8:30 Sebastian Plano – Purples [Verve, Mercury KX]
—-air break—-
8:42 Lorenzo Masotto – Arles [Frames, Lady Blunt]
8:48 Jan-Dirk Platek – Perfect Choice [Rescue Me, self-released]
8:52 Rhye – Green Eyes [Spirit, Loma Vista Recordings]
—-air break—-
8:56 Rosenau + Sanborn – Rainy Dog [Bluebird, Psychic Hotline]

So delighted to announce our album release HIDDENSEE.

X for sharing CEEYS – Hiddensee Record Release Show.
X Midori Hirano for your beautiful music
X Mareke, David, Thomas, Roman, Neue Meister, Justė, The Grand and especially a big hug to Carsten for the Zimmermann Piano 🙂

MUSIC & PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRODUCED BY CEEYS · Sebastian & Daniel Selke
RELEASED BY Neue Meister · EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/EDEL: Elina Hg

ALL MUSIC WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY CEEYS · SEBASTIAN & DANIEL SELKE
PLAYED ON CELLO & PIANO, MONO & KICK LANCET, LYRA8 & EFFECTS
ALL SONGS RECORDED & MIXED AT THEIR VERY OWN KLINGENTHAL STUDIO Potsdam
SONG 10 FEATURES Masayoshi Fujita ON HIS MAGICAL VIBRAPHONE RECORDED AT HIS STUDIO GRUENAUER 06
RE-RECORDED TO TAPE & WITH USE OF A REVERB CHAMBER BY ANTONIO PULLI AT SAAL3, Funkhaus Berlin
MASTERED BY Martyn Heyne AT LICHTE STUDIO Berlin
LACQUER CUT BY Andreas Lupo Lubich AT SCHNITTSTELLE BERLIN
ALL TRACKS PUBLISHED BY Kick The Flame Publishing Leipzig · ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

COVER PHOTO BY DANIEL SELKE
MADE WITH AN ORIGINAL RESTORED ZEISS IKON & A REFLEKTA II
EDITED BY THE SAME TWO GUYS WITH SUPPORT FROM ANNE KRAUSZ
ARTWORK & DESIGN BY DANIEL SELKE & GERD SCHRŒDER AT GROOTHUIS

THANKS TO
JOHANNES-JEREMIAS BLACKSTEIN AT BLACKSTEIN GEIGENBAU & VLAD KREIMER AND EVERYONE AT SOMA Laboratory
Masayoshi Fujita & ANTONIO PULLI
ELINA HAGE & Marcus Heinicke + Julius Barg AND EVERYONE AT NEUE MEISTER
GERD SCHRŒDER AND EVERYONE AT GROOTHUIS
HARALD SELKE & HANNA KOMORNITZYK, Justė Survilaitė & GAIA LUTZ AT LE TIGRE NOIR + Wyndham Wallace
FRIEDRICH STŒRMER & ANNE KRAUSZ, Roman Koblov & ANNA BELLETTATO, KATHARINA TRESS & Torsten Posselt
Diane Barbé & LOUISE ERNANDEZ + IRWIN BARBÉ
Luis Bandeira & Susana Andrade, Sven Hasenjåger & Clemens Gnädinger
David Boldt & Jean-Paul Mendelsohn + Jonas Beckmann, Stefan Hochgesand + Thorsten Glotzmann
Daniel Meinel & Charlotte Oelschlegel + ANNA WINTERBERG
Sergio Díaz De Rojas & Christopher Sky, Frances Shelley composer & Simeon Walker
RAJK BARTHEL AND EVERYONE AT KICK THE FLAME
Mandy Parnell & MARTYN HEYNE + ANDREAS [LUPO] LUBICH
OUR LIKE-MINDED FRIENDS & BELOVED FAMILY

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BIG BOW TO ALL OF YOU FOR LISTENING & BUYING
OUR MUSIC WOULD NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT YOU

DEDICATED TO OUR DEAR PARENTS Harald & Gabriele
FOR ALMA LUCIA *22.02.2019