BlackieBlueBird are the vocalist Heidi Lindahl and the composer Nils Lassen; together they create delicate torch songs of reverb and echo that captivate the listener with resonating guitars, lap steels, mandolins and a choir of mermaids that sporadically embraces Heidi’s golden voice. The echoes of love and longing, hellos and deceiving goodbyes live within her unique and clear vibrato.
GHOST RIVER symbolizes a subterranean river of memories that flows beneath our cities while on the surface we live our lives behind walls, among buildings and clamorous streets, ever pursuing our hopes and dreams. Unaware that deep within we are influenced by the GHOST RIVER, we fulfill what lies in our destinies as tiny twigs floating along the flow of a gentle water stream.
Resembling a dream, GHOST RIVER is an album that dwells in a drumless, cinematic atmosphere filled with romantic soundscapes of yearning desire and melodic choruses that caress the ear in a liberating and cathartic way.
All songs are written and produced by Nils Lassen. The album is a cooperation between T&E Records, Poisonic, and afmusic. GHOST RIVER will be released on Vinyl, CD and as a download on 23rd of November.
afmusic is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary with the CD compilation “Join the Dark Side, We Have the Music!”. The 14-track album, to be released on November 2, includes songs from the label’s main artists Principe Valiente, Golden Apes, The Search, (((S))) and The Silence Industry, as well as unheard and rare material from bands the label has worked with in the past years.
afmusic can look back at more than 150 digital releases and a successfully established strategy to offer a large part of the repertoire as a net label under a free license. Next to those, there have been more than 100 CD or Vinyl releases in the Dark Wave-, Gothic-, Post Punk- and Independent-Genre.
But this compilation is much more than looking back, it’s also a preview of things to come.
With previously unreleased tracks from Golden Apes (“Voykova” is taken from their upcoming album “Kasbek” to be released in March 2019), Emerald Park, Principe Valiente, The Silence Industry, Shearer and Supreme Soul this compilation takes the listener to the future of Aenaos Records.
It's been 10 years since we started the label; a lot has changed, and a lot hasn't. Who would have thought that a small net label would have lasted this long?
Formed in 2008 as a digital label, we have successfully established the strategy to offer a large part of the repertoire as a net label under a free license. Now, we can look back at more than 150 releases which can still be found at archive.org. Next to those, there have been more than 100 CD or Vinyl releases in the Dark Wave-, Gothic-, Post Punk- and Independent-Genre.
Within the last 10 years, nameable indie bands like THE SEARCH and EMERALD PARK, as well as the Gothic Rock / Dark Wave veterans GOLDEN APES and the up-and-coming Post-Punk ensemble PRINCIPE VALIENTE were promoted and established.
On 1st of June, to celebrate our 10-Year-Anniversary, we will publish a free download compilation at Bandcamp containing 29 songs from bands who released CDs with us.
On 25th of May 2018 we will reissue Principe Valiente’s debut album that has defined the band’s own interpretation of Post Punk and Shoegaze to this day. The new edition comes in a special 6-panel-digipack with all original recordings and is available for pre-order.
In addition, the long time out of print album “Choirs of Blessed Youth” will be available again.
…and since all good things come in threes, Principe Valiente will play at this year’s WGT (Wave Gotik Treffen) on 21st of May at Moritzbastei (Leipzig, Germany).
“Change is the only constant” (Heraclitus)
Razmig Tekeyan and change are the only constants when talking about THE SEARCH. Having released 6 EP’s since 1999 under the name ‘The Silverslut’, the band has recorded 9 albums from the time of its formation (2003).
While their early work was dominated by 80’s-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound, the 2012 album “Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized” showed the more pop-oriented side of their music for the first time. Major shifts in the line-up since 2012 lead to the first solo effort of the band’s creative mind with last year’s album “Echo”, a minimalistic low-fi recording focusing on composition and lyrics.
15 years after the first album, Razmig Tekeyan – the founder and now sole member of THE SEARCH - decided to record and release the retro-inspired album “A Wave from the Sidelines”; a love letter to the sound of the 80’s meant for people to listen to during a late night drive.
The guitars were put aside while big drums, over-the-top tom fills, and Juno synthesizers united for a challenging yet successful transformation of songs written on acoustic guitar into a “Wall of Sound” reminiscent of the 80’s. The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band’s own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).
“’A Wave from the Sidelines’ is my take on the Synth-Wave-genre. I hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as I loved making it.” (Razmig Tekeyan, 2018)