Swedish newcomer Sine City (Ex Art Fact) will release their new EP “The Last Train” on Young & Cold Records
Sine City, known from the Minimal Wave groups Art Fact (Måns Jonasson) and Blipblop (Pål Roos), are aiming to unite Pop and Darkwave. The vocals of the first track, which provides this EP with its name, are especially reminiscent of Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft. The mixing was done by Hélène de Thoury (Hante.) “We are big fans of the atmospheric sounds that Hélène creates on her albums, so we just asked her and she mixed the track for us. It was fantastic and the booming, haunting sound is the perfect introduction to the rest of the EP” Måns reflects.He then asked the frenchwoman if she would like to collaborate on a song, which led to the duet “On Water´s Edge”. “We had written a tragic love song about a couple that went together, hand in hand, to death, to the ocean.” “On Water’s Edge” works so well because Hélène’s warm and Måns rather subtle voice harmonize perfectly. Musically we feel strongly reminded of Hante’s solo works. The EP ends with the six minute ballad “Scared of Living”. It is remarkable how progressive this song is. Starting quietly and emotionally, the Juno 106 driven song develops into an epic, steadily expanding title, which in its culmination translates into a dystopian instrumental. We are thrilled!See Sine City Artist Page
We welcome Daria Leere (Ex-Monowelt) with her new album Fragmented Identity to our label.
Fragmented Identity is cold, straightforward, yet emotional and multi-layered. The Coldwave influence from past days remains as noticeable as the beginnings of EBM and the lyrical borrowings of the golden Kassettentäter era of NDW. Fragmented Identity blossoms and begins to breathe by cleverly placed field recordings, that is recordings of the natural environment. On “Baustelle” a sledgehammer pounds against concrete, iron rods clang, construction workers scream…
The Russian-born artist set most of the tracks on Fragmented Identity to music by herself in her Berlin home studio, while producer Kieron Will was also involved in the final product. Producer of the Label Daniel Hallhuber helped with the fine-tuning of some tracks. The use of analog devices from the 70s and 80s, which not everyone can call his own, led to a result that fits well with the performers vision. For this purpose, the musician went to the Young and Cold Records Studio in Augsburg. Daria’s innovative approach and her unmistakable voice in Fragmented Identity, which she knows how to utilize in Russian, German and English, will certainly enchant many more listeners.