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ARTIST
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Places
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LP

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TRAUM 221LP TRAUM 221LP
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RELEASE DATE
6/1/2018

Traum release the second album of Cologne-born producer Thyladomid. Thyladomid is famous for his forward thinking deep melodic dance music which earned him respect and support from many people of the scene and evolved also in collaborations with Adriatique and the singer Mahfoud. You'll find two tracks featuring Mahfoud on this album. With his first album Interstellar Destiny (DIYNAMIC 012CD/LP, 2012) Thyladomid had already changed towards more introspective music and you will hear he has taken that a step further here. In comparison to his first album, Places refers to different places which inspired him to write the album and offers a higher level of complexity in the making of music which has helped Thyladomid to enhance the moody quality in a dazzling way sometimes even spine tingling when you let yourself go to explore the abundance of the tracks. Thyladomid started working on the album two-and-a-half years ago. His classical training on the piano helped to quickly come up with a musical theme which is based on different tonalities which were then linked to each other and which actually helped to structure the whole release. "A Little Church In Amsterdam" is a track where melodies bloom and flourish. It feels like zooming in on nature grasping a time lapse symphony. "Blossoming Limburg" with Mahfoud was born in the capital of Limburg which is located in the south of The Netherlands and reflects the summer of 2017 and was recorded in a warehouse. "Night Owl" is a lyrical dreamy piano piece with a melancholic note and an ear for details -- acoustic finesse presented on an episodic scale. "Kollwitzplatz" is a small park in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg which was Thyladomid's home for two years. Musically "Kollwitzplatz" is full of life: You can hear children talking while the piano attracts sounds like moths are attracted to light. The track offers this richness of percussive elements and sound sources creating a stunning complexity which does not limiting itself but rather creates this free flow of acoustic signals. "Underwater Rhapsody", the title says it all: it has that episodic, free-flowing structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, color, and tonality. What it actually means to the listener is that grand chords meet dissonances of sound that fly in like drones cross the big-time melodies that gain a centrifugal force at times... Artwork by Florian Kramer.