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)
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]
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 PublishingLeipzig · 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