Album of the Month - October 2018
Third album from the acclaimed German electronica DJ and producer David August who’s second full-length album of 2018 entitled D’Angelo on PIAS Recordings. Available on Heavyweight Vinyl enclosed in a Gatefold Sleeve, or Jewel Case CD. Both with 12-Page Booklet.
German DJ and producer David August releases his third album inspired by baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Atmospheric swoops and glides of synth soar. Majestic choral cathedrals of sound. Fairy bells ripple through. A creeping throbbing pulsating disco beat goes shuffling across the stage and out the speakers. A backbeat boogie drives into your heart. Funky boogie woogie piano hooks up with a choral lushness that picks you up and won’t put you down.
The new venture is the sound of a young artist getting in touch with his roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions; deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past, and reforming them into something deeply moving. Inspiration has been drawn from the life and works of the baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the album fuses laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, a departure from his previous sounds. D’Angelo features elements of Balearic pop, noir jazz, post-rock, and the raw genre scramblings of fellow traveller Forest Swords, wound up into something excruciatingly personal. For fans of Nicolas Jaar, Nils Frahm and Apparat.
CD - Jewel Case Includes Scaled Down 12 Page Booklet.
LP - Heavyweight Vinyl enclosed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Beautiful 12-page Photo Booklet.
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