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Xul Zolar - Fear Talk
WOMAN - Happy Freedom
Happy Freedom
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Asmara)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Woman prefer to ask questions.“Where you gonna go when the planet erupts?” which is the frst line of Dust, the opening song of Happy Freedom, the frst album of the Cologne trio. For five years there has been rumbling about his band. The band's story began in 2012 in a basement bar in the Belgian quarter of Cologne. The three local musicians did not even have a band name back then, but their first set stood like a rock. It was loud and chaotic, half Einstürzende Neubauten, half Suicide. Those present just could not believe what they saw: conceptually, they were still in their children's shoes, but the intensity of the music and the joy of experimenting took everyone out of their shoes. With a few more gigs, Woman continued to develop. The band sounded electronic and cosmic, funky and psychedelic. Yet a frst attempt to record the songs failed. “Our goals were much too high back then”, says Manuel Tran, guitarist, singer and keyboarder. “So we just dropped the songs. It was hurtful, but it was a necessary decision” adds Milan Jacobi, the drummer. Carlos Hufschlag, second keyboarder and second singer, became an important new addition to Woman. Zebo Adam (producer of Bilderbuch) is responsible for the amazing sound of the band. With him, WOMAN recorded their first EP Fever, which was released by Asmara Records (Imprint of Jakarta Records, Berlin) in spring of 2016 and dropped like a bomb: music as mysterious, sexy and clever was rarely heard until then. The Fever EP reached 500.000 Streams on Spotify up to date. In summer and autumn of 2016 things went crazy: the band played festivals such as Haldern, MS Dockville, Melt! Festival & Reeperbahn Festival (nominated for an Anchor Award). Roosevelt / Marius Lauber recorded a remix of Touch, which was frst aired by Huw Stepehens in his show on BBC Radio1. Finally, 1Live-music- connaisseur Klaus Fiehe told his audience that no other new band was talked about as often as WOMAN at the music industry festival Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen– and the guys from Cologne weren't even present. For several weeks, the band joined Adam in his very ivory tower in Vienna. This valuable work is expensive of course, and decent recordings can also be made significantly cheaper on a laptop with a software such as Ableton live. “But we were not going for a decent sound. This was simply out of the question for us”, says Manu. Woman grant us Happy Freedom but they have the courage to ask us to do something for it as well, as they deliver the soundtrack for a life in Happy Freedom. Let the age of psychedelic electro'n'disco-pop begin!
Woman - Fever EP
Xul Zolar - Tides EP
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