Here we are releasing the second album of Cologne born producer Thyladomid who is familiar to many through his work on Hamburg label Diynamic which has lead him to perform around the world, together with artists such as: Adriatique, Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstraße, HOSH, David August, Stimming, and many more. More then 30 minutes playing time, 6 tracks and artwork by Florian Kramer offer a lot to discover. Pressing on transparent vinyl.
Thyladomid is famous for his forward thinking deep melodic dance music which earned him respect and support from many people of the scene and evolved also in cooperations with Adriatique and the singer Mahfoud. You can find two tracks featuring Mahfoud on the album. With his first album "Interstellar Destiny" in 2015 Thyladomid has already changed towards more introspective music and you will hear he has taken that a step further here. In comparison to his first album, "places" refers to different places which inspired him to write the album and offers a higher level of complexity in the making of music which has helped Thyladomid to enhance the moody quality in a dazzling way sometimes even spine tingling when you let yourself go to explore the abundance of the trax. As he said in his own words: „The albums intention was that of an organic produced album with different moods. Instruments such as piano and and violin as well as field recording bring alive a special quality. The bouncing of stones on a frozen pond recorded with multiple microphones suggest for example an authentic spacious quality. The self recorded percussion, sometimes quite exotic were included in all of the tracks. The combination of synthetic sounds with traditionally instruments was one of the big challenges for me. The piano and Prophet 6 und the Moog Sub37 were the main instruments used for the album“. Thyladomid started working on the album 2 1/2 years ago. His classical training on the piano helped to quickly come up with a musical theme which is based on different tonalities which were then linked to each other and which actually helped to structure the whole release. The good weather in summer was a good inspiration and finally led to the idea to dedicate tracks to a certain place, a place which means a lot for him. From that idea the title of the whole album derived: "places ". "A Little Church In Amsterdam" as he says "is such a track encouraged by the city of Amsterdam I love and respects so much and actually have spend so much time in. It is a track I played outside in my garden to friends and which works perfectly for me.“ "A Little Church In Amsterdam" is a track where melodies bloom and flourish. It feels like zooming in on nature grasping a time lapse symphony. "Blossoming Limburg Ft Mahfoud" was born in the capital of Limburg which is located in the south of The Netherlands and reflects the summer of 2017 and was recorded in a warehouse. It reflects the intimacy and synergetic level between Mahfoud and Thyladomid. The fantastic deep vocal track is spiced up with lots of acoustic details which all happen in the background but effectively surface to pull the listener into his world. "Night Owl" is a lyrical dreamy piano piece with a melancholic note and an ear for details. Acoustic finesse presented on an episodic scale. We guess the track was influenced by the works of Four Tet or Pantha du Prince. "Kollwitzplatz" is a small park in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg which was Thyladomid's home for 2 years . „The cafes and restaurants laced by the alleys of the Kollwitz district resemble a piece of home for me and represents the time of my stay in Berlin“. Musically "Kollwitzplatz" is full of life. You can hear children talking while the piano attracts sounds like moths are attracted to light. The track offers this richness of percussive elements and sound sources creating a stunning complexity which does not limiting itself but rather creates this free flow of acoustic signals. You instantly will feel: there is a lot to discover at "Kollwitzplatz". "Underwater Rhapsody", the title says it all: it has that episodic, free-flowing structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, color and tonality. What it actually means to the listener is that grande chords meet dissonances of sound that fly in like drones cross the big time melodies that gain a centrifugal force at times... and all this leaves you dizzy and creates another big listening experience as the whole album is directed to entertain you in a smart and distinguished way. [info from ko]