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The Backbone of Night” (EP) | Lena Molfa & Mariano Sinestesia
After learning about Dirk Maassen’s work and inviting him to participate on his “CinemaScapes” radioshow, Argentinean Mariano Sinestesia met his violinist, Lena Molfa. Resident of Germany but with her soul in her native Ukraine.
Mariano says: “For a long time I wanted to make an album with greater preponderance of strings, while maintaining an interest in complex rhythmic structures and tonal variations. Always using nature or social environment field recordings. To express in a musical language and in the most emotionally possible way something recurring for me: duality, light and the darkness, peace and war, conflict and peace of mind“.
This is an EP without preconceived rules or roles, that emerged in a very natural way, and from the very beginning emphasized the creative affinity of this new duo, since all tracks were produced long-distance, based on improvisations by both, in different formats and tools, except for Lena’s ever present strings.
After 9 months of intense work, “The Backbone of Night” is born! An album where the complexity of the subjects addressed permeates every chord, every sound, accomplishing brilliantly the only initial objective: reach the finish line without constraints, in a sound (and visual) space that creates a perfect mirror for the duality of humanity, and… maybe: for this new team , which we expect more collaborations in the future for BeatLounge Records!?
Tras conocer el trabajo de Dirk Maassen e invitarlo a participar de su radioshow “CinemaScapes”, el argentino Mariano Sinestesia llega a su violinista, Lena Molfa. Residente de Alemania pero con alma en su natal Ucrania.
Dice Mariano: “Hace mucho tiempo quería hacer un disco con mayor preponderancia de cuerdas, manteniendo siempre un interés en estructuras rítmicas complejas y variaciones tonales. Siempre utilizando grabaciones de campo de la naturaleza o entornos sociales. Expresar en un lenguaje musical lo más emocionalmente posible, algo recurrente para mí: la dualidad, la luz y la oscuridad, la paz y la guerra, el conflicto y la paz mental“.
Este es un EP sín reglas preconcebidas o roles, que surgió de manera muy natural, y desde un principio resalto la afinidad creativa de este nuevo dúo, ya que los tracks fueron armados a distancia, a base de improvisaciones por parte de ambos, en diferentes formatos y herramientas, salvo las cuerdas de Lena siempre presentes.
Luego de 9 intensos meses de trabajo, nace “The Backbone of Night”! Un disco donde la complejidad de los temas que aborda impregna cada acorde, cada sonido, cumpliendo de manera brillante con el único objetivo inicial: llegar a la meta sín condicionamientos, en un espacio sonoro (y visual) que hace de espejo perfecto a la dualidad de la humanidad, y … tal vez: de este nuevo equipo de trabajo, del cual esperamos más colaboraciones en BeatLounge Records!?
OFFICIAL RELEASE: 20 June 2016
01. The Stuttgart´s Wind
02. Looking for Shelter
03. A Night at the Neckar´s Shore
04. We Want Peace
Label: BeatLounge Records © 2016
Filming Locations: Germany | Argentina | Chile.
Filming in Germany by Crea-Artic Productions.
Filming at Parque de Nieve Los Puquios (Arg) & Chile by Carolina Puenzo.
Moon & Clouds Filming in Chile by Mariano Sinestesia.
Video: Editing, Coloring & Concept by Mariano Sinestesia & Guido Fernandez.
Cover Artwork: Guido Fernandez.
“The wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone, so we should try the same for reaching peace” | “El lobo, que caza en una manada, tiene una mayor probabilidad de supervivencia que el león, que caza solo, por lo que debemos tratar lo mismo para alcanzar la paz”
Christian Lous Lange
“The moon is the loyal companion we need at night. It lights when we need it, in the darkness… The backbone of night understands what it means to be human: Cratered by imperfections, just looking for peace” | “La luna es la fiel compañera que necesitamos en la noche. Ilumina cuando lo necesitamos, en la oscuridad… La espina dorsal de la noche entiende lo que significa ser humano: Gestado por imperfecciones, sólo en la búsqueda de paz”
“Catwalk” by Shakes + Seven – Live Album Release Party!
The great new band signed to our label, Shakes + Seven, will be presenting their album “Catwalk” live next Dece,ber 27th at De Notenboom (Netherlands)
Check out their interview on TV!! (in Dutch)
We are proud to announce a great new band signed to our label: They are Shakes + Seven! They began as a collaboration between DJ/Producer Chris Shakes (Romania) and singer Cay-T (The Netherlands). On a musical journey together they explore genres like: Smooth Jazz, Funk and Soul. Together with Hip-Hop beats it blends to a style that is best described as ‘lounge’. To share more about them with you, we decided to interview them and below is what they had to say. Thanks guys!
“Catwalk” by Shakes + Seven (Official Release: 29 Nov. 2015)
- Best Friends
- Shadows On The Wall
- What Am I
- So Much Better
- Dready Man
- Pay Back Time
- Dust In Your Nose
- Sleep At Night
1) We all ask ourselves the reason for the name of the band, Shakes+Seven, where does it come from?
It’s our lucky number:) a magic number! between the first contact of Chris & Cay-T to the second time it’s 7 years.
2) Interesting album cover artwork, seems to be related to the 90’s style, isn’t it so?
We have Omar Brunt, a very interesting artist doing the artwork for every track. We are very lucky to have him.
3) Catwalk, this new album, has a very particular style. If you had to label it under just one genre, which would it be?
This is a hard one to answer We are really music lovers of all genres. And we make music and lyrics from the soul, with influences of the moment,
feelings. Catwalk is a chapter of our life, the choice of Cris to come to the Netherlands. Living in the same house, feeling the same energy, sharing thoughts, talking about the old days. Politics and religions and our vision that only Love and Peace is the solution. So let’s choose the most general one … Popmusic?
4) When we listen to the volacls on this albm, we also get echoes from other artists such as Rosin Murphy, Siouxsie or Grace Jones. Have you been told this before?
Thank you! Retro dark:) Cay-T career as a singer started in the 80’s with winning a big talent show in the Netherlands. She performed “Love is a Battlefield” (Pat Benater) But yes, Grace Jones … we’ve heard that one before:)
5) Which are your favorite artists?
We have many, but we like to listen to Thievery Cooperation, Moby, Massive Attack, Gard du Nord. But also U2, Donna Summer and Adele … we have so many! Old and new, there is so much beautiful music.
6) In today’s heavily technological world that we live in, with “Catwalk” we hear and we enjoy a lot of analog sounds! is the entire band analog?
Mostly yes, but instruments such as trumpets, acoustic guitars and percussion are not :)
7) “Miracle” … tell us about this song, please?
Wow … hmm every track is a personal one. This is what Mr. Shakes calls it a hopeful one. Making Choices, to pull yourself together. You can change your life if it feels miserable. Your life is in your own hands. Just do it and miracles happen:)
8) Some Shakes+Seven band members are from Romania, some from the Netherlands, right? Are there any other from other countries? and how do you think that this cultural exchange have an advantage in your music, if any?
Chris comes from Romania and lived for 7 years in Italy. When they started together they were a sort of studio band. Chris has been living in the Netherlands for 1 year now. We like to collaborate with good musicians, until now they are all from the Netherlands, playing in different bands. That is why it is exclusive to have the whole band together.
9) We hear that you plan on promoting this release with a great live show in the Netherlands? can you tell us a bit more about this?
Yes it will be different than just a concert. It is a show, full of artists we work with, like the rapper Maxxo. We have a beautiful dancer and visuals by Omar, a real show on December 27th, with delicious food and after party at a beautiful location. Dance, listen eat, Lounge, drinks. We like to have interaction with the people, create a perfect atmosphere. We love it
10) Any message for our audience?
Spread Love, not war. And keep tuned to BeatLounge Radio.