Manchester/Berlin Electronic musician DEADBEAR returns with his new single ‘Holding Heart Aces’ on the 10th of February the lead track from his forthcoming new album ‘The Trees Are Dancing’. It’s released as a super limited gold cassette and via bandcamp with an instant digital download on the 24th of March 2017.Would you be interested in featuring DEADBEAR? Reviewing the single or running a news piece on it/the forthcoming album?! Links and assets below.
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DEADBEAR returns with his new single ‘Holding Heart Aces’ on the 10th of February the lead track from his forthcoming new album ‘The Trees Are Dancing’. It’s released as a super limited gold cassette and via bandcamp with an instant digital download on the 24th of March 2017.
DEADBEAR is the moniker of Berlin-based producer and electronic musician Nick Donovan. Donovan began experimenting with electronic music as part of a university ‘laptop orchestra’ and later making interactive software including being commissioned to build an app for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
DEADBEAR wrote his new album ‘The Trees are Dancing’ in two halves, with three songs in Manchester and three in Berlin burrowing deeper into his experimental electronic pop tapestry ripe with skittering tropical beats, woven with a kaleidoscope of vocal samples, found sounds and synths. Revealing new intricacies and textures upon each listen, the songs reflect a period of change and uncertainty in his life, inspired by his move from Manchester to East Berlin. Thus the city, its surrounding forests and lakes and abandoned, post apocalyptic-like spaces influenced the sounds and atmospheres he crafted: “The atmospheres and context, relate to almost post-apocalyptic scenes” says Nick “I guess this sounds pretty bleak but it’s not meant to be negative. Fusing together music from other cultures and combing those together into visions of new culture has been a constant in my work and this record paints that picture quite well.”.
Donovan released his debut EP on Art is Hard Records, garnering critical acclaim from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, The Wire Magazine, Virgin, XFM and the NME. A follow up double single was released on Cascine’s CSCN label featuring Japanese producer and singer Qrion – famed for her work with Ryan Hemsworth.
DEADBEAR is self releasing his new album ‘The Trees are Dancing’, released as a super limited gold cassette and via bandcamp with a instant digital download. “It’s hardly a concept record, but throughout the writing and recording process this vision of broken but ultimately healed society, or peaceful aftermath of a great cultural/societal destruction was one that kept emerging”.
· NME says: “Reminiscent of Mount Kimbie and Gold Panda at their most accessible” – NME Radar.
· The 405 says: “meticulous attention to detail with friendly beats, in flavours ranging from spacey chill to simply intense”
Artist name: DEADBEAR
· Country: Germany
· City: Berlin
· Genre: Electronica/ electronic, experimental pop.
· Label(s): Art is Hard Records (2013) + Cascine (2015)
· Soundcloud link: www.soundcloud.com/deadbearsongs
· Website link: www.deadbear.co.uk
· Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/5gjlBOnx7eUUi0kO0iDSlC · Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw2atgWAIyo
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/DEAD_BEAR_
· Instagram: https://instagram.com/iamdeadbear/