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When: 7pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Daniel Brandt & Eternal Something for the first time!

Daniel Brandt, co-founder of acclaimed German ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, will release his second solo album Channels via Erased Tapes on 12 October.

The seven-track LP is Brandt’s biggest statement yet, with the album’s thrilling avant-garde framework interweaving chord-driven techno, orchestral flourishes, rich electronic textures and hints of dark cinematic pop. Following on from Eternal Something, which captured a contemplative kind of isolationism, with Channels Brandt set out to create an album that captures the essence of minimalism whilst lending it to a more playful context.

Intricate floor-filler and lead track Flamingo synthesises the measured pacing of Detroit techno with an orchestral background. As with all of the tracks on Channels, Flamingo began life as a sketch with very basic instrumentation, before taking it into the studio to rehearse with his band members, giving the album a live and visceral sound that sets it apart from his debut. ‘It was a great experience to do it this way as I have always wanted to have the chance to try out something in a live setting before recording it in the studio and not the other way round,’ explains Daniel. ‘The actual typical rock band recording style that I never had the chance to do before.’

With Brandt also being skilled as a filmmaker, directing and producing visuals for BBF and Eternal Something, much of the new album’s creative ideas reference a rich visual palette. He directed the video for Flamingo, a sideways glance at the art world that takes the concept behind John Cage’s 4’33” and turns it on its head.

‘The video for Flamingo is deliberately non performance – people sitting in a room and watching basically nothing, never really sure if anything is ever going to happen,’ Brandt explains. ‘It’s also a play on John Cage’s 4’33”, except in this instance there isn’t even a performer present.’

This show is a co-promotion with Grey Lantern.

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