Ten from the Fabricstate EP
(My Own Pleasure)
Watch the video to Silk Road, the first track from artist and composer Hannah Peel‘s upcoming Fabricstate EP.
The video was directed by Karborn, who are behind iconic videos by Actress and Zomby amongst others, is a dark, hypnotic take on the song, with seemingly unrelated images unfolding and blurring in and out of focus.
WATCH: Silk Road below
Fabricstate EP is released, via My Own Pleasure, on 24th February 2014.
Fabricstate was recorded amidst an Aladdin’s cave of analogue synths in London’s East End, melding the emotive organic instruments of Hannah’s previous releases, with a warm, pulsing electronic edge. Blending so well it’s hard to tell where the electronic ends and the organic begins. Soring Morricone style orchestral brass and string melody lines merge effortlessly with deep pulsating vintage Juno synths and inventive ‘found sound’ rhythm samples.
Fabricstate takes in a diverse set of influences, referencing Hannah’s love for the golden age of cinema and Italo Calvino’s 1972 book Invisible Cities, the imagined travels of Kublai Khan, through the very real loneliness felt by living in big cities, the failure and building of new relationships, to the dreams of a better future.
1. Silk Road
2. Desolation Row
Hannah Peel: Co-producer / writer / vocals / violin / trombone / piano / samples / synths
Co-produced by Erland
Artwork: Design by Jonathan Barnbrook (David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’) and artwork by Karborn (Cargo Collective)