The return of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis’ Choir of Young Believers project came earlier this month with his first single in three years, the breezy and breathless “Face Melting”. It’s a gorgeous song, to say the least, and now comes with a unique DIY video from the Danish singer/songwriter. Having premiered on Under the Radar, his piece was filmed entirely in an undisclosed location in the mountains, using its 360-degree view and local inhabitants (including some adorable kittens) as an earthly counterpoint to the song’s dreamy soundscapes.
Three years after Heathered Pearls debuted on Ghostly with his Loyal LP, the Brooklyn-based producer has announced his sophomore album. Called Body Complex, it’s a 10-track record which finds Jakub Alexander moving closer to the deep techno sounds of his youth, such as Terrence Dixon and Lawrence. And its artwork bears mentioning, too: Alexander designed the sculpture on his new album cover, and is selling the unique object exclusively through The Ghostly Store.
Today’s announcement hit Resident Advisor, where the lead single from Body Complex was also posted. You can stream Heathered Pearls’ soft-glowing “Interior Architecture Software” on SoundCloud, before he releases Body Complex on August 7.
We’re just a couple months out from the release of Fort Romeau’s lovely second album, Insides, and now the UK DJ/producer has met up with Electronic Beats to chat about the sounds and synth-centric processes that informed his latest batch of detailed house music. The noted vinyl-junkie also heads into Phonica Records in London, uncovering some gems as he waxes inspirational about how record digging and creation are interconnected.
Movement, the decades-old electronic music festival in Detroit’s Hart Plaza, has just announced the showcases set to take over its Made in Detroit stage this Memorial Day Weekend. And as you can probably tell from the awesome flier up top (designed by Shawna X), Ghostly will be there in full effect.
All day and night on Sunday, May 24, a wide array of DJs and performers will fill out our packed line-up—including live sets from Detroit natives Shigeto and Osborne, as well as DJ sessions from the likes of Matrixxman, Fort Romeau, Mike Servito, Ryan Elliott, JTC, Heathered Pearls, and Matthew Dear, among others. While we wait for Movement to get underway later this month, check out their recent interview with Ghostly founder Sam Valenti IV, where they talk about Detroit, early techno, the label, and beyond.
“It’s been three years since Choir of Young Believers released new material,” starts Clash magazine in its premiere of “Face Melting”, a hazy surprise single from the Danish project helmed by singer/songwriter Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. Clash goes on to describe the song, saying, ”’Face Melting’ is a languid return, the sighing vocals set against fluttering electronics which daub the material in a hallucinogenic glow.” Choir of Young Believers shared very little information along with the new tune, but something this gorgeous really doesn’t require much explanation.