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And now it’s dark... Here comes NIGHTRIDE, less of an album than a Gesamtkunstwerk, devised by The Pussywarmers & Réka in their newest conceptual lineup, the ELEKTRONISCHE ABTEILUNG.
Forgotten synths, analog filters, hypnotic samples and loops conjure up a previously untold tale of the ultimate ride – the one into the Night.
Sketched out in the solitude of a godforsaken mountain cottage that serves as the band’s current hideout, NIGHTRIDE clearly marks the Pussywarmers’ transition towards a different understanding of what writing music can mean. A sensual ode to the Night, perceived and portrayed as both dreadful and irresistible, borrowing from its rhythms – delayed, repetitive and compulsive.
Tracked and mixed at the Pussywarmers’ own recording facility near Lugano with a broad selection of magnetic tapes, discontinued keyboards, Logic and a layer of Persuasive Percussions by Nic Mauskovic (ex Jacco Gardner), NIGHTRIDE will appear over the horizon as a fullmoon-white 12” vinyl wrapped in a one-of- a-kind cover designed by Ronny Hunger.
released February 24, 2017
Paime: Korg Poly 800, Roland Juno 106, Optigan & VCS3 Sounds.
Réka: Vocals, Eminent 310 Unique, E-mu Emulator, Jupiter & VCS3 Sounds.
Dug: loops & samples.
Pozzo: Vocals, Egyptian mono Synth, Roland SH-1000, Korg Rhythm 55.
Nic Mauskovic: congas, bongo, percussions.
All tunes composed by The Pussywarmers & Réka’s ELEKTRONISCHE ABTEILUNG.
Recorded and mixed by Paime and MarcoG (Muzzano, Switzerland, August-October 2016).
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Chicago, USA).
Cover Art by Ronny Hunger, Zurich.
Annibale Records, Firenze (Italia) 2017.
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