News – Watch new Christian Löffler video ‘Ry’ from new album “Graal (Prologue)” out April 5th – also additional tour dates

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Last Friday March 22nd (2019), deep-house producer Christian Löffler released another single a couple of days before his April 5th new album “Graal (Prologue)”.   Click the album link which briefly discusses his history and announcement of his hew album.

As the opening track to Graal (Prologue), the single ‘Ry’ is expectant to serve as the masterful introduction of what’s to follow.

Christian Löffler adds, “‘Ry’ is the most important song on Graal (Prologue) for me. It was the breakthrough after a phase without making music. This track made this album possible. After devoting myself to painting, ‘Ry’ inspired me to create new music.”

And with that the undertaking of the built-up creative frustration that saw the birth of this album, Christian Löffler ingeniously allows a release as serene string sections and euphoric percussion begin to drown out the strained, almost industrial style of production while still maintaining a perfect balance between the two as each of these halves allow the other to coexist. In the music video, a bodycam is placed on a runner as the viewer follows him running through various locations; from city streets to snowy mountains, cactus-filled deserts, grassy hills and sandy beaches. Looping is suggested as the video ends with the same shot it opens with.

Watch the video below for possibly a limited time only.  Or click this youtube link for ‘Ry” at any time.

“Graal(Prologue)” will be available April 5th on Ki Records.

 

Additional tour dates have been added below.

04.04.2019 Poznan (PL), Tama

05.04.2019 Warschau (PL), Niebo

06.04.2019 Paris (FR), Pavillon Cambon

10.04.2019 Brüssel (BE), Botanique

11.04.2019 Berlin (DE), Columbia Theater

12.04.2019 Wien (AT), WUK

13.04.2019 London (UK), Printworks

17.04.2019 Kopenhagen (DK), Vega Jr.

19.04.2019 Granada (ES), Sun & Snow Festival

26.04.2019 Brno (CZ), Vibe Club

27.04.2019 Mönchen Gladbach (DE), Kulturkirche

10.05. Zorlu PAC Jazz Festival, Istanbul

25.05. Athen (GR), Add Festival

31.05. München (DE), PULS Open Air

-source courtesy and shared by press release

 

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German Electronic Music Producer Christian Löffler Announces New LP “Graal (Prologue)” plus tour dates updated – new video

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Credit: Brian Zajak

Yesterday (Feb 8th) German electronic producer and visual artist Christian Löffler announced the release of his new LP “Graal (Prologue)” out 4/5/2019 on Ki-Records. Its his ninth release and first full release since 2016’s Mare – and his third full album overall.

The upcoming full album was created on the road and according to Löffler, he likens it to a travel diary. Listening to “Graal (Prologue)” expect an oscillation between melancholic ambient minimal, euphoric neo-classical techno and downtempo psychedelic. Its also a reflection of Christian’s frustration of not having the mental space at the time to create music, solely focusing on visual art instead – painting, drawing. Drawing from his art gave him the freedom to create without restraints, and to “turn off my brain a bit, especially thoughts about what is possible or not”, he explains. The record is also named after the town he calls home and described as “a windswept yet picturesque German outpost on the Baltic coast – and the rugged beauty and wonder of the area’s famed landscapes shines through the whole record.” It comes illustrated with a series of Löffler’s hand drawn sketches, stark, monochromatic line drawings of people and places.

He discusses more about his newest album.

In addition he also released the single “Like Water”. Speaking of the single, it was created while sound checking at the Elbphilharmonie. Mohna (the vocalist) was improvising and singing different melodies while playing piano. We played this track often with the ensemble, but never recorded it. The finished piece has completely changed from its initial acoustic version.” says Christian.

Speaking of which, Christian Löffler is also on tour. Check out the dates below.

2/16 Hamburg (DE) – Uebel und Gefährlich
2/23 Berlin (DE) – Watergate Club^
3/1 Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust – Event page
3/6 London (UK) – Southbank Centre
3/22 Saint-Sebastien (ES) – Dabada
4/3 Utrecht (NL) – Pandora at TivoliVredenburg*
4/4 Poznan (PL) – Tama*
4/5 Warsaw (PL) – Niebo*
4/6 Paris (FR) – Pavillon Cambon*
4/10 Brussels (BE) – Botanique*
4/11 Berlin (DE) – Columbia Theater*
4/12 Vienna (AT) – WUK*
4/13 Prague (CZ) – Cross Club*
*with special guest Janus Rasmussen
^with Kiasmos, Stimming, Matthias Meyer and Dennis Kuhl

-source shared from immediate press release