Swedish Premiere: Young Hare – Unbreak My Heart

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We’re honored to be a part of the Altin Village & Mine releases once again, in the form of premiering something from their roster. Once again, we’re into the rather popular formula of mixing rhythm’n’blues with more appropriate genres. As set in motion here on Invisible Guy, mainly by the act Jogging House. We do not really have any fondness of rhythm’n’blues to begin with, but we’re rather acceptable of crossover attempts which involve this genre. Therefore, we when we were asked by Marcel of Altin Village & Mine to do an premiere of a duo that call themselves Young Hare, we couldn’t resist. There is a lot of things going on in their music which could be called retro, but also a sudden impact with funkiness, not overshadowing the rest of it. Since there seem to be a resurgence of indie pop that deal with other genres, rather than downright indie pop as such, the atmospheric content of what’s at hand certainly becomes something more than just that. Germany seem to be keen on using these different styles that shape themselves from ethnic music vibes, to rhythm’n’blues, to even calypso, to disco and electronica combined into a miss-mash of differences that suddenly match. The key sound to this sound itself is ironically indie pop itself, and the indie-sound, as an overlaying shell.

Young Hare is a duo from Frankfurt am Main, compromised by Marc Krause and Martin Pfanzer. Whom have earlier had their music released on Unbreakmyheart, which seem to be their own label or a friend of theirs. The material that was released there was their self-titled four-tracked, single-sided; “Young Hare“. This was back in 2011, and since then they’ve also done a split together with the Berlinian post-punk band Bodybuilding, in 2012. In 2014 they had their breakthrough on Altin Village & Mine, whom first released their EP titled “Isla Nubia EP“. Much of the music they’ve released appeal to me on a whole other level. Even though it might not be my cup of tea – there’s a certain emotion and complexity that overshadow just that. It would seem like the release I’m about to present to you might actually get them even further. So here we go, here we’ll be right now, for a moment.

I’m presenting to you a rather unorthodox release, which wouldn’t really fit in here very well with what I’ve been doing lately. You can’t really put it into those categories that I’ve been working with. So it feels like we’re rewinding to 2013, when I first stumbled upon Jogging House. That’s precisely what I feel when I listen to this, albeit the difference would be that there’s actually real vocals on this one, and not only samplings that act as a way to enhance the atmosphere. Invisible Guy gives you the exclusive premiere and streaming of “Unbreak My Heart“, which is the forthcoming album by Young Hare. I would sincerely recommend you to listen to this if you’re into indie pop, indie as such, or simply into the rhythm’n’blues crossovers that’ve been popping up these years. The album itself will be released on the 15th of March, on a co-release between Altin Village & Mine and Unbreakmyheart. Stream this release from Invisible Guy, Sweden. Scroll down and heartily enjoy. It can be bought as a LP, CD or digitally from Altin Village & Mine, and a wide-range of distributors that carry the physical releases.

Swedish Premiere: PTTRNS – Body Pressure

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In Sweden, we’re sometimes unconsciously unaware. Therefore, the premiere of things take another day before they’re out. Anyhow, Invisible Guy got the opportunity from Altin Village & Mine Records to do the Swedish premiere of the whole album that PTTRNS is releasing, which goes by the name of “Body Pressure“. So, if you’ve missed it already, or haven’t been paying any attention to it – you can do it now. Loose yourself in the musical environment that they portray, as you thrive in their landscape and electronic outbursts. Now I shall return to my cave once again, but you can listen to their whole album down below and stream it in any way you seem fit.

https://soundcloud.com/altinvillage/sets/pttrns-body-pressure/s-AFWD8

Premiere: PTTRNS – Strong Talk

That’s right, check these boys out as they form a unique venture into eletronica meets disco. Right now, they’ve made a music-video for the song “Strong Talk” which will be featured on their forthcoming album “Body Pressure” – which will be released by Altin & Village Mine on the 12th of April. As the funkiness of the sound drips into your consciousness, feel how your body grooves and moves to the beat. This colorful combination of different electronica, that is PTTRNS is courtesy of Benjamin Riedl, Daniel Mertens, Hendrik Frese and Patrick Hohlweck from Cologne/Bielefeld. The video itself was directed and edited by A. Hubertus and filmed by M. Spindler. You can listen to the song itself per audio below, and also download it for free. This will not be the last that you will hear from them on Invisible Guy – so stay tuned!

Premiere: Urban Homes – Centres

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Urban Homes is much more than the name entices you to believe. Besides it being the latest release on Altin Village & Mine, it’s also a hefty bag of non-electronic music meets electronic. Imagine yourself standing on a top of a mountain, hearing this piece of music. I’ll promise you that you’d be stunned. It’s music that you should listen to when you’re outside, because it’s so spacey and grandiose that you’d loose yourself to the fever of dancing in a confined space if you’d listen to it in your tiny room. It’s everything you’d always want, taking influences from Balearic pop, dub, kraut rock and disco – with many other genres not named. The rhythmic monster that forces your body to move itself is stunning in its own setting. With that said, this five-tracked release has everything in between what you’d consider to be glorious. Simply, the astonishing atmosphere of the songs are breathing in their own right, as they sweep through the landscape on a journey to please your musical tastes. Top-notch musicality, which could be said pleases everyone that hasn’t considered to have a peek into their world yet. Delve into the ocean of things, find Urban Homes and start dancing along all the way through the influence of rhythmical movement, atmospheric delight and considerable melodies. It was released on the 15th of March but is premiering here in Sweden a little bit later, because we like to keep it like that. You can buy it if you like it, over at the Altin Village & Mine shop either as a CD or LP for 10 euros.

https://soundcloud.com/altinvillage/sets/urban-homes-centr-s/s-BonUS