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Friday, Oct 20 2017 | 02:18
Image: 1611981 7K present Out of the Dust the stunning new album from Hior Chronik.

A1 Whispers From The Surface Of A Lake
A2 Cosmos
A3 Black Sea And Red Sky
A4 Stories That Never Been Said
A5 Magnolia
B1 Remember
B2 Foreigner in a Strange World
B3 Nothing Can Replace You
B4 In A Parallel Universe
B5 Corridor of Life
B6 That Mistery Again

Seductive and cinematic soundscapes between ambient, drone and
indie-neoclassical music: these are the best words to describe Hior
Chronik’s style. A style that captures ears and soul, bringing you into an
imaginary world, arousing emotions, making the mind wander to distant
places. This is the goal of the Greek musician, now living half of the year
in Athens and the other half in Berlin. You can hear it in his new record "Out
Of The Dust", produced by himself, mixed by John Vallasis and mastered
by Francesco Donadello at Calyx Studio, Berlin.
“I tried to combine ambient and drone sounds with strings and piano
following a harmonic direction", Chronik explains. “I wanted to make a
soundtrack for a movie that was never shot”. The mood is melancholic, but
not only that: “There’s a dark side, but I made it run parallel with bright soft
melodies”, Chronik continues. And on the topic of his music influences:
“It's hard to specify what exactly they were, but I think I’m close to Max
Richter and in some ways to Arvo Part. Besides that, true inspiration
comes from my life experiences, even the small little things: books, films,
people I meet, travels. And being close to nature: I would say that’s the
base of everything”.
After three solo records and two in collaboration with Arovane, Chronik is
now ready to launch his new work “Out of The Dust”. “The title is a political
quote about how we can fight against the crisis, but also against the
existential anguish of surviving. A movement of no fear and the beginning
of a new life”, he explains. On how he developed the songs, he says: “I
recorded piano, trumpet and strings in their analogic sound, then I used
effects as I always do for the ambient and drone sounds”.
“Out Of The Dust” shows a personal and unique style that brings Hior
Chronik’s music to a wider audience. His sound is able to embrace at the
same time the delicate piano themes and the dark ambient/drone tones,
while at the same time searching for new territories to explore in the
neo-classical scene.

• First indie classica, minimalistic, drone release on 7K!
• Mastered by Francesco Donadello at Calyx
• full world audiovisual tour with piano, computers, strings and trumpet

Olafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Johann Johanassson, Eluvium, Deaf Center, Dustin O’Halloran Available from 01.12.2017
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