Posts Tagged ‘Amber Arcades’

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Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, when she gave away her excellent EP Patiently. She was touted as one to watch, and she signed to Heavenly Recordings, we weren’t the only ones who noticed her undeniable talent.

Whilst details of her debut album are earmarked for Spring but that’s all we know, Annelotte has shared the first single to be lifted from the record “Turning Light”. The track marks a gentle shift in direction replacing the dream-like, lo-fi folk sounds of her earlier work with driving motorik-beats and crisper clearer vocals, The track came about from a heady mix of jetlag and accidental melodic matchmaking; Annelotte stumbling in to the studio unable to sleep and finding bassist Keven Laureau (a member of the excellent psych folk band Quilt) jamming a krautrocky bassline, a unwitting perfect match for an unplaced vocal that wouldn’t leave Annelotte’s head. This track serves as a stunning sample of what to expect from her debut album, that looks set to be the latest great record from the Heavenly label who seemingly aren’t putting a foot wrong at the moment.

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Turning Light is written by Annelotte De Graaf and Keven Lareau

Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Greenberg
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering, Brooklyn, NYC

All songs recorded and mixed at Strange Weather Recording Studio and Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NYC

Guitars by Shane Butler
Bass and drums by Keven Lareau
Synths by Jackson Pollis.

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Right Now is written by Annelotte De Graaf . It’s hard to imagine a better way to start a day than slowly waking up to the dulcet tones of Annelotte de Graff, aka Amber Arcades. Accompanied by her impeccably dressed, and damn good looking band, their debut album Fading Lines, which is one of the years finest, Amber Arcades’ take on hazy, dream-pop which is absolutely perfect.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Greenberg
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering, Brooklyn, NYC

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All songs recorded and mixed at Strange Weather Recording Studio and Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NYC

Guitars by Shane Butler
Bass by Keven Lareau
Drums by Jackson Pollis