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.
2/23 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