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Thursday, Jun 27 2013 | 21:31
Image: 1580664 !K7 are proud to announce the forthcoming album of Will Saul’s moniker CLOSE. Within the world of electronic music, Will Saul is perhaps best known for Aus Music and Simple Records, the labels he set up and has A&Red for over a decade. Between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the in*uential likes of Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Scuba and Actress, as well as EPs that helped to break upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald.
Getting Closer will be Will’s *rst full-length album since ‘Space Between’, released under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE material into the public sphere over the last 12 months, including remixes of Fink, Little Dragon and Hot*ush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was
attached, but following great reactions was increasingly dif*cult to keep secret. Proceeded mid April by *rst single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba (with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.
The album’s title ‘Getting Closer’ refers quite literally to its creation process, which was distilled through a number of collaborative layers.
The recording started in Brighton with Fink – one of Will’s oldest friends. The pair recorded a number of live takes of Fink’s band (drummer and bass player) which formed the early sketches that were sent to the featured vocalists – Joe Dukie of Fat Freddies Drop, Tikiman, Charlene Soraia and Fink himself. The songs that came back were then developed further in a heavily electronic setting – a windowless world of
analogue toys and geekery - in the studio of Will’s long term production partner, Tam Cooper.
The album was certainly conceived with live performance in mind, and as such Bristol producer Al Tourettes has been brought in to play live drums, and a team at Silent Studios has designed an accompanying AV show which will extrapolate the music’s intimacy, warmth and detail into brand new, extra-sensory stimulating territory in a way that few yet have in the electronic realm. Even more than just a collaborative work, then, Getting Closer is an album that draws together many artistic disciplines into one new and exciting concept that hopes to lead the way in avant-guard electronic music and live performance.

01. I Died 1000 Times Feat. Charlene Soraia & October Oscar
02. My Way Feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Remix)
03. Cubizm
04. Born In A Rolling Barrel Feat. Tikiman, October &
05. Appleblim
06. Time Fades
07. Wallflower Feat. Fink
08. Future Love
09. Beam Me Up Feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba
10. Inside

Key Points
- Feat. Artists include Joe Dukie of Fat Freddies Drop, Tikiman, Charlene Soraia, Fink, Scuba, October, Appleblim, Tanner Ross
- CLOSE has remixed tracks from - Little Dragon / Fink / Scuba
- Brand new live act with full visual performance – dates TBC
- ‘Beam Me Up’ & ‘My Way’ singles have various remixes
- ‘Beam Me Up’ has already picked up plays from Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Skream & Benga and Pete Tong
- Worldwide Publicty & Marketing (Major online & print publicity campaign targeting high pro*le taste making destinations handled in the UK by Aoife of Six07, Sarah Richardson of Bleached Communications with radio support from Adam Parylak at Method Music. Charles Provost of HIM Media, France. Alexa Gansera & Aja Badame of Tailored Communication, Germany. Trevor Seamon at Score Press, USA, with online support from Stephen Bolles (!K7)

For Fans Of
Will Saul / Tam Cooper / George FitzGerald / Scuba / Midland / Lee Jones / Ame / Lee Foss / Hercules And Love Affair / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Fink / Little Dragon Available from 07.06.2013
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