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Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
« Reply #180 on: 14 January 2016 - 19:04:19 »
2016-01-05 - Sonic Seducer Jahresrückblick (Germany) - Gospel Im Weltraum

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Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
« Reply #181 on: 23 January 2016 - 01:17:10 »
2016-01-08 - Mix Magazine (US) - ‘Angels & Ghosts’  interview by Daniele Luppi

http://www.mixonline.com/news/profiles/dave-gahan-soulsavers-angels-ghosts/426448

Listening to Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ latest album, Angels & Ghosts, it’s hard to believe it was created between their home studios—all but the strings and horns. The production duo’s Rich Machin creates the string sounds using a digital string package, which he plays on a keyboard to work out the parts. These ideas, along with reference pieces—for example, an Ennio Morricone soundtrack from the late ’60s—is what Machin takes to renowned composer Daniele Luppi. Having worked with Luppi for years, Machin has become versed in strings.
“[Luppi] has taught me how to listen to records, break them down, and identify individual strings,” Machin says. “Before [Luppi], I didn’t have the knowledge to really be able to understand how you built up a string sound.”
These sounds are prevalent on Angels & Ghosts, with six out of the nine songs having strings and horns performed by The Hollywood Strings & Horns Ensemble, and recorded in Sunset Sound’s Studio 2 in Los Angeles. Machin’s orchestra sample melodies are first transcribed by Luppi, then adjusted by him for playability by the orchestra.
“Sometimes string samples play notes that are unplayable by real instruments or that don’t sound good that low or that high,” Luppi says. “The demo I received was piano chords with a clear and grounded main harmony and [Gahan’s] vocals, so there was a lot of room for ideas. For example, doing a completely different countermelody on ‘All of This and Nothing.’”
Luppi records the orchestra the same way every time, using a Decca Tree microphone configuration with three vintage Neumann U 47s for the Decca and U 67s for the close mics on each instrument. Furthermore, in that particular warm room, Luppi tracks the echo chamber in real time.
“I used a technique close to avant-garde and film music string writing, where instead of reinforcing the basic existing harmony, you alter it by exploiting the more unusual and odd notes of the chords,” Luppi says. “The effect is that the strings sound unresolved and add tension to the performance. I further divided the strings in very small groups so I could do more independent melodic lines, such as on ‘One Thing.’”
He continues, “The risk factor is that when you have such quiet and intimate material you don’t normally want to add complexity. When the writing and performance is strong, the arrangement can dare to do something especially sophisticated and unexpected.”
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Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
« Reply #182 on: 27 January 2016 - 22:03:40 »
2016-01-22 - Live Nation TV - From the Road with Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uVtqemIiFc
https://lntv.com/en_us/video/from-the-road-with-dave-gahan-soulsavers

INSPIRATION THROUGH ANGELS & GHOSTS: FROM THE ROAD WITH DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS

Stepping into the spotlight was not the easiest move for Dave Gahan. Of course he's been strutting around as the singer of Depeche Mode for the better part of 40 years, but with Soulsavers Gahan takes control of the music in the studio as well as on the stage, and the fear and thrill of total ownership is not lost to him.
After two solo records—2003's Paper Monsters and 2007's Hourglass—Gahan teamed up with the UK production duo Soulsavers (Rich Machin and Ian Glover) in 2012 for their first collaborative LP, The Light the Dead See. This year, the three saints of sweeping British electronic pop released Angels & Ghosts, a gorgeous, spacious, gospel-tinged album that showcases Gahan's ability to craft songs that fit right into his shiny, leather pockets. While there's a spartan quality to the album, learning how to perform these songs live required the use of a 10-member band that includes members of Spirtualized and Porno for Pyros.
On the latest episode of From The Road, Gahan and Soulsavers take us into rehearsals, where Gahan details the struggles of creating music and the various angels and ghosts that have kept both Soulsavers and Depeche Mode going all these years.
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Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
« Reply #183 on: 14 February 2016 - 18:39:29 »
2016-01-27 - MDR (Germany) - Brisant

[This interview from October was repeated because Martin Gore recently said that they will go in the studio again.]

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/BRISANT/Depeche-Mode-Frontmann-Dave-Gahan-auf-Ab/Das-Erste/Video?documentId=33019100&bcastId=2673662
http://www.mdr.de/brisant/video324332.html

Depeche-Mode-Frontmann Dave Gahan auf Abwegen
Wieder einmal ist Dave Gahan "fremdgegangen", hat zusammen mit den Soulsavers ein Album aufgenommen. Wir haben ihn in Berlin bei einem seiner wenigen Konzerte getroffen.
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Re: 2015: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghosts
« Reply #184 on: 02 December 2016 - 02:50:26 »
2016-12-01 - Föllakzoid will release a remix of 'All Of This And Nothing':

[Angelinda writes: Chilean band Föllakzoid is going to release an album with remixes that they have done. One of the the songs will be a remix of All Of This And Nothing, from Soulsavers' album last year. The info comes from a press conference from today (in Spanish). I don't think it's specified yet when this album will come out.
The guitar player of Föllakzoid told Bantmag.com last April, "We made a remix for Soulsavers, which was sort of a minimal techno."]

News from the press release:
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/follakzoid-suma-socios-estelares-nuevo-viaje-sonoro/
http://canchageneral.com/follakzoid-cosmos-lengua-andina/

Interview from last April 2016:
http://bantmag.com/eng/alternate-the-perception-follakzoid/

UPDATE:
It was released on 2017-04-19: https://soundcloud.com/follakzoid/all-of-this-and-nothing-fkzd-rmx-by-soulsavers-dave-gahan-rich-machin
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