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New Atlantis

by Efdemin

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~jmslng Quality album from efdemin, lots of emotional bangers on here + some real cool ambient bits. Favorite track: At The Strangers House.
Engelram
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Engelram Efdemin's ambition (a utopian recreation of "the entirety of the sounds of the universe") could have easily been overwhelming. But simplicity and clarity solve the impossible. It's a beautiful trip.
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S. Clements brilliant... pulled me in within 30 seconds and did not let me go!
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bakey27 Merging sound art, drone, techno, Efdemin has crafted a thoughtful journey through some beautiful ideas.
You are being guided through this experience, and you will reemerge cleansed. Favorite track: Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death.
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    1. Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death
    2. Good Winds
    3. New Atlantis
    4. At The Strangers House
    5. A Land Unknown
    6. Temple
    7. Black Sun
    8. The Sound House

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    A1. Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death
    A2. Good Winds
    B. New Atlantis
    C1. At The Strangers House
    C2. A Land Unknown
    C3. Temple
    D1. Black Sun
    D2. The Sound House

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New Atlantis 14:15
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Temple 01:44
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Black Sun 04:12
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Over eight tracks, New Atlantis oscillates between fast, kaleidoscopic techno, multilayered drones and acoustic instrumentation, fusing for the first time Sollmann’s deep dancefloor productions as Efdemin with his sound art and experimental music projects. The latter include 2017’s Harry Partch- inspired Monophonie performance and 2018’s Panama / Suez EP with Oren Ambarchi and Konrad Sprenger.

Long drawn to utopian musical traditions, Sollmann took inspiration for New Atlantis from Francis Bacon’s unfinished 17th century novel of the same name, which describes a fictional island devoted to social progress through the synthesis of art, science, technology and fashion. In the story, Bacon imagines futuristic ‘sound houses’, which contain musical instruments capable of recreating the entirety of the sounds of the universe; a 400-year-old prophesy of today’s digital sonic reality.

Through Sollmann’s lens, Bacon’s vision ebbs and flows over 50 minutes in varying speeds and colors, emerging as a tapestry of different utopian musical traditions – through billowing synth lines, early Detroit techno, resonant wooden percussion, trance, droning organs, dulcimer, electric guitars, hurdy-gurdy, just intonation, poetry, hymns and murmuring voices.

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released February 15, 2019

all tracks written and produced by Phillip Sollmann except 1. written by Phillip Sollmann and William T. Wiley
Guest appearances:
“Oh, Lovely Appearance Of Death”: William T. Wiley (Vocals | from Vision # 4 – Word of Mouth, Crown Point Press, 1980)
“New Atlantis”: Nika Son (Synthesizer), Joachim Schütz (Guitar), Konrad Sprenger (Motor Controlled Guitar)
“At The Stranger’s House”: John Gürtler (Saxophone)
“The Sound House”: Andrew Wass (Vocals), Tomas Svensson (Sing-Drum)
Published by Copyright Control
Mastering by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Artwork: Max Stocklosa | Layout: Yusuf Etiman
Release page: ostgut.de/ton/record/234
Upcoming dates, discography, bio, pictures, more: ostgut.de/booking/artist/efdemin

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