Praise for Fassine:
“Oppressive yet artful music of an electronic bent, the three-piece sit in a wonderfully British lineage of pop futurists” – Clash
“Ones to watch” – The Guardian
“Gorgeous, minimalist…think Portishead’s downbeat disquiet on Dummy with a touch of UNKLE’s cinematic grandeur” – The Independent
“Producers, performers, purveyors and preachers…” – Q
“Minimalist and abyss-like production, reminiscent of Trent Reznor and UNKLE” – SPIN
“Dream-driven with the spangle and diffusion of shimmering synths and Palmer’s diaphanous, harmonizing sighs” – The Big Takeover
Fassine are delighted to share their new album ‘Gourami’ with you today on Northern Transmissions. Vocalist, Sarah Palmer says: “We wanted a departure from the darkness of Dialectik. We began writing this during the release of our debut and we wanted it to be something very different. Gourami is a far more organic, human work; with a focus on songs rather than soundscapes. We wanted to create a mood that was simultaneously uplifting but introspective”.
London trio, Fassine made a name for themselves last year with their icy, cinematic take on electronic music for ‘Dialectik – a debut album that saw them gain praise & support from the likes of Spin, Q Magazine, The 405, The Guardian, Giles Peterson, BBC 6 Music and more.
Lyrically dark and musically complex, Fassine’s sound has a hint of Trent Reznor’s influence and sits alongside the cinematic, lyrical qualities of UNKLE and the minimalistic bend of Berlin-era Bowie. Their aesthetic encompasses the oppressive, cold and austere atmosphere of 1970’s and 80’s British TV drama and dares the listener to enter the group’s stark, cold world.
The band have a keen ear for the cinematic with their songs featuring on the backdrop of high-profile American TV drama’s including Sky Atlantic’s The Following, Fox’s Lucifer, Sony’s The Art Of More and more…
Fassine recently featured on artist Robot Koch’s haunting track, Spine and also re-worked his latest single ‘Heart Is A River’ released on Monkeytown Records.