Posts Tagged ‘SOHN’

March 21, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.20.2018

We’ve spent the past week at SXSW and fell behind on loads of music. This is a Moosiq Mosaic roundup, Will feature a few of these tracks on the blog individually soon!

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May 31, 2017

Your eyes are not deceiving you, though your ears will most certainly channel pure bewitchment into your soul once you have plunged into what you see in front of you. It calls for you, drawing you into what you know must be sublime. Yes, this really is a remix of Maggie Rogers’ cherished single Alaska by the amazing SOHN. The esteemed producer and musician has given the enchanting song a signature work over, replete with ethereal synths and pulsating beats. Maggie’s vocals and SOHN’s moody thrumming production work in conjunction to cast a sable spell. Perhaps this is what Alaska feels like at the stroke of midnight, with the Northern Lights flickering across the sky, casting dancing shadows on snow covered ground.

January 19, 2017

If you’re in the mood for the dark and macabre, as I pretty much always am, go ahead and submerge yourself in the new video for alt R&B and electropop goddess BANKS’ Trainwreck, one of the fiercest tracks from that fine sophomore album. It’s no surprise at all that it’s one of several favorites of mine from The Altar. On production duties is who else, but oft collaborator Sohn as well as Anderson. I’m down for some BANKS anytime, any day. That smoky smoldering voice and her edgy seething music never fail to entrap and captivate. If you made the egregious mistake of missing out on BANKS’ album The Altar, you can snag your own copy from various outlets, here.

January 5, 2017

We are four days into 2017 and the treats keep rolling in, be it new The xx, fresh London Grammar, or now, another track off of SOHN’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Rennen. In less than 9 days, that album’s going to arrive on my doorstep, and I’m going to pop it in for first listen and break out into the biggest grin ever. New song Hard Liquor comes as one of SOHN’s most soulful sooty and R&B festering tunes to date. A skeletal pulsing beat and SOHN’s voice create a foreboding effect for the first minute of the song before his signature swelling synths and dramatic shifts kick in. Hard Liquor is accompanied by a dramatic video packed to the rafters with suspense and intrigue. Nine days, guys. The suspense is real. If you haven’t ordered Rennen yet, do it, here.

December 18, 2016

SOHN’s sophomore album, Rennen, is one of my most anticipated new albums of 2017. The Austria based singer songwriter and producer blew our minds away with 2014 debut, Tremors, and I expect Rennen to do the same. In between albums, SOHN has produced a myriad of incredibly gripping songs from other artists too, most notably some of my favorite BANKS tracks. Following on prior tastes Signal and Conrad comes Rennen’s title track, a pensive flowing ballad on which SOHN waxes more tender and raw than he has ever before. SOHN tones down on the dark beats and guttural flourishes that we’ve become accustomed to from his handiwork, and the results are entrancing, cutting to the bone with haunting, piano lonesome melancholy. New album Rennen drops January 13th via 4AD. You can pre-order, here, as I have, and look forward to his new tour alongside me.

November 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.07.2016

Featured music – November 7th, 2016

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November 8, 2016

Well, SOHN crazed fans (like myself), it’s official. The Austrian singer songwriter and producer has officially announced his sophomore album, something I’ve been waiting for since 2014′s spectacular debut LP. Rennen is scheduled to arrive on January 13th via 4AD. Along with the celebration worthy news comes afresh new song, too. Conrad is likely the least dark and intense song we’ve received so far from SOHN, though it’s still a wired riveting listen. SOHN wades into smooth, soulful territory on the track, but Conrad is more than replete with the usual dramatic swells and scintillating surges that we adore so much about his music. SOHN’s Rennen will be one of the first album I’ll be impatiently looking forward to in the new year. Pre-order digitally or physically from major outlets, here, as I’m going to promptly do. 

September 4, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.31.2016

Featured music – August 31st, 2016

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September 1, 2016

It’s been two years since Tremors, an album that I consider one of the best of 2014. I was lucky enough to witness SOHN’s masterful presentation of its songs a handful of times at intimate venues, and each time was as spellbinding and compelling as the last. These immersive experiences involving on point execution of lighting and atmosphere are what some might consider life changing. If there’s any one artist I was holding my breath for in hopes of new music, it would be this Austrian producer and his dark moody, textured bewitching ambient electronica and alt R&B. SOHN broke silence with Signal earlier today, and I happened to notice the announcement right away. I promptly dropped all that I was doing and dove straight into the song, confident I would not be disappointed. Signal is as heavy and somber as I remember SOHN to be. Haunting minimalist soundscape, abstract warbling synths, and gospel accented vocals entwine into an undulating wave of ebbing and flowing aural magnificence. We ride that wave, ensnared by a riptide of slow burning, deep brooding emotion. Signal is well worth the wait, and it “signals” the coming of a sophomore album later this year on 4AD. You can also stream the song on Soundcloud below.

January 7, 2016

Vienna based producer and musician SOHN has been one of my favorites for some time now, and UK electro R&B duo HONNE has woo’ed my heart so many times over, I can’t even keep count. To have both those acts on one remix track is truly an extraordinary delight. Listen as SOHN gives HONNE’s Gone Are The Days his signature treatment. It’s a darkly pulsing, dramatic and climactic makeover that goes like fine wine with HONNE’s satin vocals. It’s a remix that reminds me how much I miss SOHN, and how much I crave new music from both camps.