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Ritornell's Richard Eigner & Abby Lee Tee originally teamed up to provide the score for a collaboration with filmmaker Andreea Săsăran and illustrator Katja Seifert entitled »Melting Sphere«. Sharing a passion for the combination of filigree electronics with playful timbres of diverse acoustic instruments and odd utensils, the cooperation of the two producers was a logical choice.
»Melting Sphere« merges subsonic bass, kalimba rhythms, accordion sounds and toy bells, all framed by eavesdropping recordings of Abby Lee Tee's cat, bathroom squeaks for five minutes of organic downbeat bliss.
»Tired Dancers« on the flipside offers a melancholy tale of seduction relayed from the shadows, with field recordings of nightly city noise, a reversed music box melody, hypnotic chords and meticulous percussion. Delicate, celestial Cello (by Lukas Lauermann) and Contrabass Flute emerge as counterpoint to this rhythmic hypnosis.
Melting Sphere video by Andreea Sasaran & Katja Seifert:
(winner of the crossing europe music video audience award 2014)
released 16 July 2014
written and produced by Richard Eigner & Fabian Holzinger
All instruments played by Richard Eigner & Fabian Holzinger except
Tired Dancers: Contrabass Flute by Norbert Trawöger, Cello by Lukas Lauermann, Rhodes & Bass by Maximilian Walch
Mixed by Richard Eigner
Mastering by Mike Grinser at Mandmade Mastering
Artwork by Typisch Beton
distributed by Houztekk Rec. (Digital + Vinyl)