if you were wondering what kind of music Ben Lukas Boysen was listening to while recording his now-released "Gravity" album (adn168), his brand new mix for our good friends at Headphone Commute might point you in the right direction. Over the course of an hour and 21 tracks, this musician presents a combination of classical music, blues, experimental drones and techno and, most of all, doesn't play any track he wrote himself.
Click below to listen to this new mix, enjoy, and don't forget to check out his new and splendid "Gravity" album.
Bleak, somber, oppressive, massive and apparently Latvia-based: here comes (as announced here) a new video by Oyaarss, shot to promote a track called "Umbra" which will be released by the young Nukapa label, exclusively as digital files, this Friday. Turn the volume up and enjoy.
Out now, available on all formats and with all pre-orders shipped: we are proud to announce the release of Ben Lukas Boysen's debut studio album, "Gravity" (adn168). This splendid (and already highly praised) album by the musician otherwise known as Hecq is now out for everybody to listen to and enjoy. You can get your copy here on LP (with the CD added inside the sleeve), there as CD, and here as mp3 or FLAC.
The first album by Ben Lukas Boysen (also known for being the musician behind Hecq), "Gravity" is a deeply personal work in which this highly-praised producer sheds the artifacts of electronic music to compose a solemn and touching album of beauty and depths. Melancholic piano lines, warm analogue sound, tender drums: "Gravity" is only as sad as you want it to be, for it is first a solitary and introvert journey through heights and emotions. Much more than a new beginning: a revealing.
There are a total a of five excerpts from Ben Lukas Boysen's "Gravity" album (adn168, coming out next Monday on LP, CD and as digital files) on its information page, but since we know that people enjoy getting their digital music feed through Soundcloud and Youtube, we've just added a second full track to these sites.
Following "Nocturne 1" (on Soundcloud here and on Youtube there), here comes "Eos", another beautiful track taken from "Gravity". Click below to listen to it. People favoring Youtube will find it here (note, however, that this "video" is blocked in Germany, for well known reasons).
This year's video, while keeping in line with the concept behind this presentation of this video-artist festival (every contributor's name is listed in the film) is much more peaceful than the 2011 one (whose sound was also done by Ben Boysen), displaying both another aspect of this festival's filmmakers' interest and another panel of this musician's talent.