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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sian : Wear Yours Scars Like Medals

Remember that song "Dark Train" by Underworld? Anyway...

From Wordandsound.de: The tenth release from Aus Music is a tasty little bomb from Sian to kick off the new year. Graham Goodwin aka Sian is a Dublin native raised gypsy style in southern Spain. As a self confessed workaholic-spaced-out-nature-junkie’, his commitment to the avant garde lifestyle has seen him grace decks at the nicest clubs and festivals in the world. He’s also released two albums and many singles on labels as diverse as Pokerflat, Dessous, Karmarouge, Dirtcrew and Einmaleins. His own label is Octopus, which we’ll be bringing you a great deal more of in 2008. Wear Your Scars Like Medals - has a very different vibe to Sian’s first outing on Aus, his lush, melodic ‘Apple Tree’. ‘Wear Your Scars..’ is an all together darker, more brooding affair. With no bass line to speak of and sirens and toms carrying the majority of the melody this can be classed as a truly tribal excursion. Roland Appel Remix - Taking the pitch of Sian’s sirens as the melodic starting point Roland builds a hypnotic deep techno track that is reminiscent of early Planet E releases. A gradual percussive build that continually evolves until reaching an anthemic peak. Roland Appel is best known to us as a member of quality nu jazzers Fauna Flash and Tr├╝by Trio. But in the past year he’s been releasing as Roland Appel on Berlin’s excellent Sonar Kollectiv label. 2007 say him release two sublime dark techno hits - the epic Dark Soldier and Unforgiven. Remember kids - an appel a day keeps the doctor away.

Unforgettably haunting. Perhaps you will hear this at an upcoming Make It New? There is only one way to find out...


Audible: Sian - "Wear Your Scars Like Medals"
MySpace: Sian

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