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!k7 Are Proud To Announce The Forthcoming Album Of Will Sauls Moniker Close. Within The World Of Electronic Music. Will Saul Is Perhaps Best Known For Aus Music And Simple Records. The Labels He Set Up And Has A&red For Over A Decade. Between Them There Have Been Over 100 Vinyl Releases From The Inuential Likes Of Joy Orbison. Carl Craig. Pearson Sound. Scuba And Actress. As Well As Eps That Helped To Break Upcoming Talents Like Bicep. Dusky. Midland And George Fitzgerald.
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Getting Closer will be Will’s rst full-length album since ‘Space Between’, released
under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE
material into the public sphere over the last 12 months; including remixes of Fink, Little
Dragon and Hotush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release
music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was
attached, but following great reactions was increasingly difcult to keep secret.
Proceeded mid April by rst single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba
(with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album
marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more
toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.
The album’s title ‘Getting Closer’ refers quite literally to its creation process, which was
distilled through a number of collaborative layers.
The recording started in Brighton with Fink – one of Will’s oldest friends. The pair
recorded a number of live takes of Fink’s band (drummer and bass player) which
formed the early sketches that were sent to the featured vocalists – Joe Dukie of Fat
Freddies Drop, Tikiman, Charlene Soraia and Fink himself. The songs that came back
were then developed further in a heavily electronic setting – a windowless world of
analogue toys and geekery - in the studio of Will’s long term production partner, Tam
The album was certainly conceived with live performance in mind, and as such Bristol
producer Al Tourettes has been brought in to play live drums, and a team at Silent
Studios has designed an accompanying AV show which will extrapolate the music’s
intimacy, warmth and detail into brand new, extra-sensory stimulating territory in a way
that few yet have in the electronic realm. Even more than just a collaborative work, then,
Getting Closer is an album that draws together many artistic disciplines into one new
and exciting concept that hopes to lead the way in avant-guard electronic music and
live performance.
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