The talented Antwerp based producer Avondlicht releases his new single ‘Porta‘ with a video clip shooted in Lisbon by Lucas Troadec. It’s also the first track of his new album ‘Hyperromance‘ foreseen in spring 2020.
Avondlicht is the brainchild of Antwerpian electronic musician and producer Matthias Dziwak. His ever emotive sound – dark and broken, yet soothing – floats within a wide spectrum of musical genres, ranging from breaks-influenced dance music and contemporary classical to post-rock, ambient and experimental electronica. His releases have been well received over the last couple of years and invariably followed by a string of live performances; a vigorous collaboration with friend and fellow musician Willem Schonenberg on drums and percussion.
After releasing three critically acclaimed EPs, Dziwak took a hiatus off-stage to focus on intensive moments of reflection and sound experimenting. During these times, the thin line between reality and a seemingly over-romanticised imagination was explored to the fullest, resulting in his aptly named debut album Hyperromance; a versatile sequence of nine carefully crafted compositions, each one placed uniquely within Avondlicht’s sonic universe, yet all interconnected on multiple levels.
A first excerpt from the album, opening track Porta, will be released on 25 October. This blooming composition is a gentle introduction to Avondlicht’s hyperromantic cosmos, wherein the fragile upright piano serves as a portal into his imaginary universe, composed of sparkling electronic artefacts, driven by tantalising arpeggiators and ripped open by decontextualised rave sounds.
Porta comes with a hauntingly beautiful video, created by the young videographer Lucas Troadec, following three young skaters on their night out through Lisbon. The analogy with how these youngsters experience skating as a tool to escape from reality into their own hyperromantic universe, is striking.
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