out now: Sylph – Silver As It Was Before [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph

 

Title:
Silver As It Was Before

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE612

 

Release Date:
21st May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
In The Morning Light
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]

02.
Braid
[feat. Terence Fixmer]

03.
Tears Fall From The Sun
[feat. Rrose]

 

Press Info:
New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of Silver As It Was Before, the debut 3-track EP out on Mute on 21 May 2021.

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, who began, several years ago, to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. This project eventually grew into Sylph; an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.

First track, ‘Braid’, a collaboration with French techno producer and artist, Terence Fixmer, is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”

Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute, who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.

Together with a techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs, set for release through 2021.

 

Snippets:
@ Bleep

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Braid”

“Tears Fall From The Sun”

 

Videos:
“Braid”

“In The Morning Light”

 

Special:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

Rrose – “at Dekmantel Festival 2016”

Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Related Releases:
one track single “In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix)” on Mute
one track single “Braid (Nicolas Bougaïeff Remix)” on Mute
2 track single “Braid” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Sister Ray
Rough Trade
Bleep
Boomkat
WOM
Juno
Decks
OYE Records
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Bleep
iTunes
Amazon
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Sylph
Rrose
Terence Fixmer
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
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