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Tremors.

Tremors

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THE DEBUT ALBUM from music producer Sohn is creative, emotionally honest, pop-flavored electronica with gentle male vocals. Tremors is a strong and balanced set of 11 songs that delve into the spiritual aspect of the human condition, including loss and desire, isolation, and reconnection. Sohn takes us on a rich, poetic journey through a dark night of the soul: "Is it over? Did it end while I was gone? 'Cause my shoulders couldn't hold that weight for long," he croons in the catchy, up-tempo "Artifice."

Sohn, the German word for son, is the adopted name of this London-born musician who now calls Vienna home. Previously, Sohn produced projects for other musicians, including the song "Waiting Game," by Banks. This debut of original material--"shotgun poetry and killer prose"--is destined to grab the ears and hearts of listeners worldwide. Sohn's voice is high, bittersweet, and pure.

I haven't decided yet which of Sohn's music videos I appreciate the most. There are live performances directed by Andreas Waldschuetz with Sohn appearing as an introspective monk; the beautifully conceptualized videos for "Lessons" directed by Oliver Groulx in London; and "Bloodflow," filmed by Italian artist Christian Pitschl in the Bavarian Alps.

Tremors was recorded during an intense period of all-night sessions, and Sohn writes on his website, "There's something about the way I was working overnight on the album which found its way into the sound. Every night finished with a cold sunrise and a walk home."

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Author:Malkin, John
Publication:Spirituality & Health Magazine
Article Type:Sound recording review
Date:Jul 1, 2014
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