After one of its most productive years on record, Danish trio WhoMadeWho start the new year as it should go on. After the critically acclaimed release of Silence & Secrets in November, the internationally acclaimed live outfit is now looking to build on the success of the third single from their upcoming seventh long player by bringing legendary German artist and Silence & Secrets co-producer Frank. ask Wiedemann to release his version of the rousing hit album.
Frank Wiedemann has built a reputation for himself as one of the most important artists to emerge on the electronic music scene over the past two decades and is remarkable, to say the least. The German musician and label owner of Innervisions and Bigamo Musik needs little introduction, is best known as half an Âme and is also a member of electronic music acts like Schwarzmann and Howling.
Silence & Secrets is no stranger – after bringing its studio expertise to the original mix together with co-author Jens Kuross a few months ago – the iconic German stand now makes its own special take on the wistful, melodic Post cuts.
“I don't call it a remix,” says Wiedemann about the record. "It's more of a finished earlier version that was created during the process of creating the original song."
With a warm modular introduction and reduced instrumentation that gives way to the melancholic topline of Tomas' Høffding, we see Wiedemann's lush sound experiment with the hypnotic spirit of WhoMadeWho's musical trademark merge into an eclectic, yet familiar sound journey that the listener fuses all the time leaves puzzles. While subtle piano chords and ethereal tones give way to deep, chugging basslines and a climax to distorted harmonic synthesizers, Frank's versions bring the original closer to the dance floor while delivering an emotional anthem that will be long remembered.
Who made whom
In the years since their inception, WhoMadeWho have established themselves as one of the definitive underground bands of their generation, known for their exceptional sense of emotional depth, heartbreaking melodies and inspired songwriting. The group, consisting of Tomas Høffding, Tomas Barfod and Jeppe Kjellberg, brings perfect professionalism to outstanding performances all over the world, from Roskilde to Sonar, Melt! to Burning Man and have produced seven albums and a plethora of EPs, singles and remixes on labels like Kompakt, Innervisions, Life & Death. With Barfod's penchant for electronic music poetically juxtaposed with Høffdings and Kjellberg's respective backgrounds in rock and jazz, their music is an electrifying combination of sounds that fuse a variety of influences into a unique sonic fingerprint that is emotional, irresistible, and immensely satisfying.
WhoMadeWho – Silence & Secrets (Frank Wiedemann Version) is now available from Embassy One.
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