The ghosts, the ghosts...
The things you cannot leave behind, the things that remain. Oftentimes it is only thoughts - indeed ghosts - that remind you of what once was. Through detailed compositions, enthusiastic melodies and, last but not least, dimensions of sound that are as complex as they are experimental Frequency Drift create enthralling Cinematic Music on the new album "Letters to Maro." In the minds of listeners, the music creates fascinating sequences of images about loss, forgetting and healing all by means of the mere energy of the sounds.
"Letters to Maro" will be released April 13th via Gentle Art of Music. The album is available for pre-order at this location. The band released a video clip for the new song "Escalator," which is available in the player above.
In order to continue the practice of creating a very unique sound for every album the band has deepened its intense use of tight arrangements and unconventional instruments: once again the electronic harp is at the center of the compositions, in particular. That way the group leaves the heavy guitar sound of Last behind and displays a much more transparent and electronic approach on "Letters to Maro." That is how the songs receive the room to breathe they need, so they can unfold their inherent melancholy and lightness with highly-precise clarity. Frequency Drift has never been rhythmically more versatile, never have the songs contained more energy or heart.
Just as with all other releases, once again the proven songwriting and production team consisting of Nerissa Schwarz and Andreas Hack helmed the genesis of "Letters to Maro." Influenced by the works of authors like Haruki Murakami as well as Japan's arthouse cinema, Frequency Drift'smastermind pair also created the album's overall artistic conception. Once again Schwarz and Hack serve as both author and director of the cinematically musical experience that "Letters to Maro" offers for its listeners: the music, the lyrics, the artwork and the video material, all those factors contribute to what ultimately becomes an experience of extensive spaces and images.
The track listing for "Letters to Maro" is as follows:
1. Dear Maro
9. Sleep Paralysis
10. Who's Master
11. Ghosts When It Rains