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Death and Vanilla
To Where The Wild Things Are…

Death and Vanilla — To Where The Wild Things Are… (4th May 2015)

   Death and Vanilla — To Where The Wild Things Are… Death and Vanilla — To Where The Wild Things Are… (4th May 2015)
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Album release: 4th May 2015
Record Label: Fire Records
Duration:     43:35
01. Necessary Distortions      6:18
02. The Optic Nerve      3:31
03. Arcana      4:26
04. California Owls      5:18
05. Time Travel      4:10
06. Follow The Light      2:39
07. Shadow And Shape      3:14
08. The Hidden Reverse      3:55
09. Moogskogen      4:14
10. Something Unknown You Need To Know      5:50
2015 Fire Records
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¦  Whether their muse lies in 60s sci–fi soundtracks, The Radiophonic Workshop, the prototype electronic sounds of The United States Of America, the retro–futuristic edge of Broadcast, the dream pop ambience of Angelo Badalamenti/Julie Cruise, or the shimmering shroud of Mazzy Star, will doubtless be raised in countless interviews. But what matters more is that Death And Vanilla have woven a stunning tapestry that envelops all that preceded them, into a literally head–turning album, of kaleidoscopic proportions…
♠   Formed in Malmö, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla utilise vintage musical equipment such as vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar and moog, to emulate the sounds of 60s/70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French Ye–ye pop and 60s psych. They revel in the warmth of older analogue instruments to create a more organic sound, each loose wire and off–kilter noise adding to the rich atmosphere.
♠   After a handful of successful releases including a debut EP in 2010, their self–titled LP in 2012 — which sold out on pre–order — and a beautifully designed 7” single, the experimental pop duo were invited to compose a live soundtrack for the classic horror film, Vampyr (1932), for the Lund Fantastisk Film festival in Lund. Now, newly signed to Fire, the band return with ‘To Where The Wild Things Are.’ Named after the Maurice Sendak children’s book, the album is comprised of pop music with a wild, dreamy and experimental edge, celebrating imagination and the ability to travel to stranger recesses of the mind.
¦  ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ starts off with some of the most “pop” songs they’ve ever recorded, typified in the sweet and melodramatic “Arcana”, and the classic pop inspired “Time Travel”. Like Sendak’s book of the same name, the album then proceeds into stranger and stranger territory, resulting in some of the most experimental material Death and Vanilla have produced, such as the six minute “Something Unknown You Need to Know” and the machine–like, surf–guitar track “The Hidden Reverse”.
♠   The band recorded the new album themselves in their rehearsal space, using just one microphone — a 70’s Sennheiser — which they bought at a flea market for a tenner. It is this unconventional recording process that gives Death and Vanilla their unique personality; using a trial and error approach to recording has rewarded the album with a strangeness that would not have otherwise been achievable.
¦  Creating deliciously enticing soundscapes, full of moody moogs, swirling melodies and breathless vocals, their influences on ‘To Where the Wild Things Are’ are apparent and diverse, ranging from Ennio Morricone to Scott Walker, Tom Dissevelt to Norman Whitfield, The Zombies to Sun Ra, and Bo Hansson to The BBC Radiophonic workshop.
In french:
°   Un article écrit par Thibault
°   Si les suédois de Death and Vanilla, originaires de Malmo, se sont révélés via le label bisontin Hands in the Dark avec un maxi — dont la luxueuse réédition a été le support d’une interview à redécouvrir par ici — et un album, aussi recommandables qu’essentiels, c’est par le biais du label anglais Fire Records que le trio emmené par Anders Hansson a décidé de tracer sa route, entre poésie lunaire et mélodies vespérales. Le LP intitulé To Where The Wild Things Are est ainsi annoncé le 4 mai prochain et un premier extrait est en écoute ci–après, déflorant avec délicatesse la coloration de celui–ci, façonnant à nouveau une matière onirique et suspensive avec une dextérité proche de la Polonaise Ela Orleans — bientôt sur le retour avec disque produit par Howie B et contenant des featuring de Katrina Mitchell et Stephen McRobbie de The Pastels s’il vous plait. Sans hasard d’ailleurs, Death and Vanilla a récemment partagé quelques dates avec celle–ci. b:: http://www.hartzine.com/
Bandcamp: https://deathandvanillamusic.bandcamp.com/album/to-where-the-wild-things-are

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