Warm Graves share new single & visualiser 'Nightfall/Daylight'.
Leipzig-based project Warm Graves (the moniker of electronic composer Jonas Wehner) is today sharing the new single ‘Nightfall/Daylight’. Arriving following recent singles ‘Neon’, ‘Sun Escape’ and ‘Sound Sleeper’, the track is the final preview of the forthcoming ‘Ease’ LP that lands February 25th via Fuzz Club Records. Out now with an accompanying visualiser, you can stream ‘Nightfall/Daylight’ below.
‘Nightfall/Daylight’ is an exercise in cold, dystopian synth-pop centred around stark, minimalistic electronics and Wehner’s detached droning vocal. Describing the track, he says: “This song is a druggy lullaby. It’s the sound of being half-fainted, sleepwalking through town – you know that restless feeling you get passing through a place you know but can’t quite place yourself within.”
Set to arrive later this month, Warm Graves’ new album ‘Ease’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s recently reissued 2014 debut, ‘Ships Will Come’. This seven-year gestation between the two albums brings with it a transformation in the creative process of Warm Graves, much like the human body exchanges its cells every seven years – our human bodies being both the same and wholly other. Where ‘Ships Will Come’ dealt in ethereal, dream-like atmospherics guided by an operatic choir, ‘Ease’ promises a collection of harsher, more experimental electronic works touching on dark ambient drone, austere coldwave and synthesised kosmische musik.
The transitions in this new album are more violent than before, expressing the difficult personal and social upheavals of its composition period. The choir is now absent and Wehner’s own voice assumes a more central, hypnotic stance. The soundscapes of the first album make way for something darker and a concentration of melody into a single voice – a voice no longer collective, but embodying both isolation and intimacy. “For me, ‘Ease’ always comes back to the idea of transformation. In this case, from struggle to ease, choirs to whispers, rush to patience. Those 7 years didn’t pass lightly. Life took a lot of turns and I had a lot to learn. It’s all in there compressed in 9 tracks.”
Warm Graves was brought to life by Jonas Marc Anton Wehner in 2012. In the years following the release of their epic 2014 debut ‘Ships Will Come’, Warm Graves soon found themselves touring with the likes of Exploded View and Moon Duo and sharing stages with The Soft Moon, Crystal Stilts, Efterklang and Moonface, among many others. As well as headline tours around Europe of their own, they’ve also appeared at such international festivals as The Great Escape, ATP, Iceland Airwaves, Roskilde and Eindhoven Psych Lab. Having spent the last few years quietly working on ‘Ease’ in the shadows, Warm Graves is now emerging once again as both a live and recording force.
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