After a longer break something new is born. The newly assembled band has a declared aim: to allow its listeners a deeper understanding of music. The multilayered sound savours the melancholic spectrum; deeper and darker tones set the perfect stage for profound lyrics.
„Electronic music is our background.“, Fabian says. Alex: „We linked classic song structures with distinctive, immersive sounds that open up a world for Fabian’s lyrics.“ The lyrics perfectly capture these fragile, dark emotions that move us unconsciously - may it be the loss of love, disappointment or an unhealthy, dark obsession.
The original versions of „Perished“ and „Curse“ are accompanied by remix versions from no one less than Trikk and Mathias Schober.
The internationally acclaimed producer and DJ Trikk - not only known for his work with Dixon & Âme’s Innervisions label, but also as a representative of the next generation of underground house music - hits the nail on the head with his interpretation of „Perished“. Keeping the melancholic mood of the original, he managed to create a super catchy and grooving 4-to-the-floor version. The remix is already being hyped since its first plays on DJ’s sets from Dixon, Mind Against, Denis Horvat, Agoria, Adriatique, Alex Niggemann & Trikk himself.
Mathias Schober is an artist with an exceptional sense of clarity and presence in his work. His reworks of „Curse“ lay the focus on the vocal and create a stripped back, spacious and dub influenced fundamental. The instrumentation eerie enough to accompany the lyrics, the groove strong enough to work on its own.
The EP "The Shadow Self“ is released in several parts on DISTANT ECHOS - a new label that defines itself as a bastion of quality and a broad musical variety with leanings towards Electronica and Neo Pop. The label kicked off their journey with the debut EP from Maltese Duo KNTRL “JUST WORDS“, which was released on the 6th of August