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Thursday, Oct 26 2017 | 20:25
Image: 1616350 After 2016’s mini-album Shady and Light, composer and guitarist Martyn Heyne releases his first full-length record Electric Intervals on the new 7K! imprint.

A1 Carry
A2 Luxury
A3 Patina
A4 Faro
A5 2400
B1 Come On
B2 Wilde Wide
B3 Afar
B4 Curium

Says Heyne: “The number of parameters that determine a recording appears to be infinite. The mood, instrument, tuning, mics,
room, temperature, time of day, all contribute to sound. The
magic, once captured, is impossible to recreate. This might seem
a hindrance, but it’s really the whole point of recording for me.”
Opener ‘Carry’, for example, is a composition carefully developed
over months with most of the production happening in front of the
microphone. ‘Wilde Wide’, however, was recorded only once as
an early-morning improvisation.
Having worked with Dustin O’Halloran on the Emmy-winning
Transparent soundtrack and with clarinettist Claudio Puntin as
part of the duo Set Aglow, Heyne’s sound is one of simplified
diversity. On his debut album he controls each melody with the
precision of a veteran producer. The intricate chords of Carry, the
use of silence in Patina, the driving quietude of Fårö, they all invite
to creep in close to hear his message. While most of the album’s
tracks seamlessly melt into each other, the beats of Come On
actively stand out, forcing the listener to sit up and pay attention,
“like an espresso in the afternoon.”
Born in Hamburg, Heyne taught himself the guitar and piano at an
early age, learning by the geography of keys and strings rather
than via traditional methods. His unorthodox tendencies filtered
into an adolescence of more classical training at the Conservatory
of Amsterdam and residencies across the UK. In 2009, Heyne set
up his unique Lichte Studio in Berlin, where he has worked with
the likes of The National, Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Peter
Broderick and Efterklang, with whom he also extensively toured.

A1 Carry
A2 Luxury
A3 Patina
A4 Faro
A5 2400
B1 Come On
B2 Wilde Wide
B3 Afar
B4 Curium

• 1xLP sleeve w/DL card & poster
• Latest signing on !K7’s neo-classical imprint 7K!
• Strong support from Mary Anne Hobbs on 6Music
• Heyne is the founder of Studio Lichte in Berlin
• Has worked with artists such as The National, Dustin O’Halloran, Claudio Puntin, Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Peter Broderick, Luca d’Alberto, Efterklang
• Full press & radio campaigns in the US, UK, Germany, France and Benelux
• Visuals & artwork by the Berlin-based FELD

Efterklang, Liima, Nils Frahm, Nonkeen, Ben Lukas
Boysen, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter Available from 17.11.2017
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