The World Of (((S)))by (((S)))
28 December 2021 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1008
While working on new material for the next years full-length album, (((S))) came across some old playlists containing songs from the first two albums "Ghost" and "Phantom" and realized that with modern technology some of these songs could be revised and brought back to life. The freshness and vitality they maintained after all these years coupled with his upgraded equipment led to a richer and more fulfilling sound. The result is a 10-song-compilation named "The World Of (((S)))" to be released on 28 December 2021.
Touching on The Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division and The Cure, (((S))) is refreshingly relaxed, surprisingly easy, danceable, and so reminiscent of NEW ORDER in the ‘00s or the late works by Adam Ant. The Scandinavian singer's songs "Mesmerized" and "Lonely Is The Lighthouse" are irresistible wave-jewels, "In A Shadow Of A Shadow" and "A Crying Shame" enrapture with their dark atmosphere and the unexpected Beatles-Cover "Help" is more than a surprise: it gives the impression the original was recorded by Pink Floyd.
Back in 2009, when (((S))) found himself alone in Austin, Texas, little did he know that the debut album would be awarded one of the world’s best releases of the year by music journalist Mick Mercer on top of all the attention it had been receiving from music magazines and radios around the globe. Now, 12 years later, you can listen to an even better version of (((S)))‘s most prominent songs.
Dead Band Walkingby Shearer
26 November 2021 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1009
The Berlin based Alternative/Punk band SHEARER have announced the end of their 15-year-long musical partnership. Since releasing their debut album "Makin-A-Munson" in 2006, SHEARER swept a fresh breeze through the music business. The band was a statement against the music industry's conventions: every release was shared for free instead of the standard path of digital rights management with the potential of having to sue their fans for copyright infringement.
3 albums and countless concerts later the world has changed dramatically. During the worldwide pandemic SHEARER were no longer able to deliver their joy of playing music to their fans directly. To close this chapter of their life the band finished the last 4 songs for the EP “Dead Band Walking” which is now available for free download at the band’s Bandcamp page and streaming at all major platforms.
The Love We Once Knewby BlackieBlueBird
1 October 2021 · T&E Records
BlackieBlueBird are now back with the new single "The Love We Once Knew" which leverages the dreamy romanticism but preserves the melancholy of their previous works. The pandemic turmoil has led the duo to explore new avenues and enrich their sound with drums – a path that will hopefully lead to more songs for a brand-new album next year.
Debut Album - 10 Years (Alternative Versions)by Principe Valiente
23 July 2021 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1006
While 2021 finds Principe Valiente working on their fourth full-length album, it also marks the 10-year anniversary of their self-titled debut. To celebrate this, the band’s record label Aenaos Records and singer Fernando Honorato decide to make some special versions of the album’s most prominent works and release them as a digital EP during the summer.
Aiming to emanate warmth, these versions are built on basic instruments including piano and acoustic guitars, enriched with digital string sounds. In collaboration with Chicago based mixer Adam K. Stilson, the songs reach a level of intimacy new to the audience. These 5 tracks are a fine collection of tunes made for loving, reflection and contemplation through nights, days, and dawns.
Where Red Flowers Bloomby The Silence Industry
12 February 2021 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1005
The Canadian project THE SILENCE INDUSTRY is back with a new album. “Where Red Flowers Bloom” is now available as a ‘name your price’ download at Aenaos Records and Bandcamp, as well as stream and download on all major digital platforms.
Less than 2 years after the release of "A Song for Bad Sectors" THE SILENCE INDUSTRY continued to develop their own, unique sound on a 6 track EP comprised of 5 new intricately crafted songs and one drone remix. Diverse influences collide into a singular stark and overwhelming dark sound once again.
Poems Of An Extinct Speciesby Art Noir
29 January 2021 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0015
German film composer Jan Weber releases new album following his ALS diagnosis.
A new cycle begins for the German film composer Jan Weber who returns with the album “Poems of An Extinct Species” of his project ART NOIR after a decade since the album “Silent Green”.
Diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2015, Jan had just begun to lay down the framework for the album, when he was still able to move his fingers. With the loss of voluntary muscle movement slowly progressing, he needed an assistive eye-tracking communication device to complete the recording over the following 5 years. The production, mixing and mastering of the album was later supported by Thomas Navas (Lost in the Void) and Stefan Vesper (Steve Dragon, In Strict Confidence).
The album unfolds a compelling and intellectually stimulating story through Nadine Stelzer’s ethereal voice and thought-provoking lyrics that challenge the confines of our current perceptional reality. Enveloped in an anthropological-ecological mantle, it explores the vulnerability and concomitant wound-inflicting ability of the human species, invoking imagery and imagination of what was, what is, and what may be. Jan Weber, with his indomitable passion for producing and creating worlds, is the epitome of the strength of the human spirit an inspiration to everyone.
In a century where unprecedented technological advancements engendered devices that have become indispensable extensions of our motor and sensory systems, “Poems of an Extinct Species” is an ode to the multidimensional and adaptive human-nature interrelationship through time and space.
Thorns and Liliesby Art Noir
23 October 2020 · Aenaos Records
A new cycle begins for the German film composer Jan Weber who returns with the forthcoming album “Poems of An Extinct Species” of his project ART NOIR after a decade since the album “Silent Green”.
“Poems of an Extinct Species“ is an ode to the multidimensional and adaptive human-nature interrelationship through time and space in a century where unprecedented technological advancements engendered devices that have become indispensable extensions of our motor and sensory systems.
“Sounds and voices guide you through unknown landscapes. You will meet playful and strange beings there.
Observe them as invisible visitors to a ritual site…
Where are you? What do you see?
Dive deeper. Access to the inner core has been granted.
In January 2021 we will invite you to accompany us on this trip …"
“Thorns and Lilies” is the first single from the new album and is set for release on October 23rd, 2020 (10am CEST). The single will be available in all digital platforms worldwide accompanied by a music video produced by none other than Dennis Ostermann (In Strict Confidence).
Broken Wingsby Principe Valiente
2 October 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1004
For the first time in the band’s history the Swedish Indie Rock/Shoegazers Principe Valiente published a cover version of a song. While working on their new album, the band were asked to contribute an interpretation of an 80’s commercial hit song for a compilation. When the compilation fell through the band decided to publish the cover version independently with their German label Aenaos Records.
Singer Fernando Honorato chose the song "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister, which appears on the soundtrack of the film Top Gun, since it had a personal meaning to him throughout his teen years. With electronic drums, synth bass, and almost no guitars the song is very different from the band’s usual sound but Principe Valiente took a welcome break from recording their new album; by lowering the tempo and experimenting with high-pitched vocals they morphed "Broken Wings" into a ballad.
Heart's Racingby The Search
25 September 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0016
Only 6 months after the retro-inspired, two-album journey of THE SEARCH came to an end, the band are publishing their new Indie Rock record "Heart's Racing" on September 25, 2020. As in the previous two albums, Razmig Tekeyan wrote, recorded, and mixed the complete album himself.
"Heart's Racing" is formed by old ideas blended into new songs within the well-known THE SEARCH framework that has Razmig’s singer-songwriter abilities as its core. Trusting his intuition, he brought the guitar back in the spotlight and the result bears a passing resemblance to the highly acclaimed album “Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized”; more distorted guitars, fewer synths, sparse acoustic parts, inspiration drawn from songs such as “The Warrior” by Scandal, “One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams, and “Your Love” by The Outfield, are few of the ingredients that make up the no less than 18 tracks of "Heart's Racing".
The album is about ambition versus inhibition, desire in contrast to reality and those moments when the heart is racing but the mind is resisting. Framed by “Saturday Night” and “Tell me I’m not alone”, the work includes a homage to the band Pulp (“Ghosts”), while the bass and drums in “In my restless Dreams” are inspired by an old The Search track called “Panic Attack”.
“The listener can expect a dynamic album of punchy sing-along pop songs, acoustic tracks, mid-tempo rockers, and the odd bit here and there.” (Razmig)
And who knows what the future will bring since THE SEARCH became a band once again shortly after “Heart’s Racing” was recorded; Razmig along with Viktor Thylwe (Guitar), former long-time member who has now returned to the band, Johann Bernövall (Drums, Ex-Light In Your Life), and Eric Nyberg (Bass, Ex-Light In Your Life) are already back in the rehearsal room…
Winterby The Search
4 September 2020 · Aenaos Records
Only 6 months after the retro-inspired journey of THE SEARCH came to an end, the band are publishing their new Indie Rock album "Heart's Racing" on September 25th, 2020.
Razmig Tekeyan gives us an initial taste of his skills as a singer-songwriter in the song “Winter”, selected as the first single as it deviates the most, in terms of arrangement and tempo, from the previous two albums. "Winter" can be downloaded for free at our website and streamed on all major streaming platforms.
End Of Iby Art Of Empathy
26 June 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0014
10 years after the release of “Posthuman Decadence”, the Belgian artist ART OF EMPATHY returns with the album “End Of I”. Empathy reflects our social and moral nature and is broadly defined as the ability to understand, experience, and identify with the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others. Displaying empathy constitutes a form of art that enables people to connect with each other in a world where antisocial, selfish behavior is often not only encouraged but praised.
“Solitude is bliss, but strength is in numbers.” (AOE, 2020)
Sculpted out of acoustic guitars, dark synths, bombastic orchestration, and pounding percussion, skillfully carved with vocals ranging from intimate, hunting whispers to loudly chanting choirs, “End Of I” embodies a vision and a hope: that humans transcend the current individualistic way of life and attune to the whispers of other humans, species, and mother Earth, as we are all part of the same living network.
The essence and true sound of ART OF EMPATHY are reflected throughout the entire album, which is rich in lyrics and quotations and spans no less than 12 tracks and 71 minutes. “End Of I” may be a lot to digest in times when everything tends to be flashy and superficial, but any work that is poised to elicit self-reflection and re-evaluation is not for the faint of heart. “End Of I” was necessary and worth waiting for.
True to his character, ART OF EMPATHY has always used Creative Commons license and made all music, lyrics, and artwork available for free no matter how much time and effort were invested in them. His only request is that people share the music, so that it gets a chance to reach all those who will see themselves in and get inspired by it.
“People search for authenticity and durability in a world that is full of falsehood and volatility. And music will always have a compelling power that nothing else can match.” (AOE, 2020)
“End Of I” is so unique in and of itself that Aenaos Records decided to offer a tangible experience of the album by publishing a Limited Collector’s Edition: a hand-numbered Media Book with 32 pages of artwork and lyrics limited to 100 units.
The Media Book can be pre-ordered directly at www.aenaos-records.com or at Bandcamp and the order includes a free download version of the album. “End Of I” will be officially released on June 26th.