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LISTEN: New Soulsavers Album
Christian Eede , November 30th, 2015 10:27

Soulsavers stream brand new instrumental album in full ahead of its release this Friday; check it out below. Homepage photo courtesy of Steve Gullick

With the second collaborative album, Angels & Ghosts, from Dave Gahan and Soulsavers having seen release last month, Soulsavers are now gearing up for the release of Kubrick, a brand new solo album from the duo, later this week and ahead of that, you can check it out in full above right now.

Says the duo's Rich Machin of the album: "Like a lot of people, I have phases of obsession, whether it’s about albums, musicians or film directors. A while ago, I quite casually started revisiting some of Stanley Kubrick’s films, and pretty soon I was watching them all. I found myself really relishing Kubrick’s amazing attention to detail and how each film had its own completely unique mood. I’d wanted to make an instrumental record for ages… I found I could draw on these different moods as starting points for the music.

"With classical or orchestral music, I think there can sometimes be too much of a sense of perfectionism; it can be sonically amazing but rather sterile and lifeless to listen to. We wanted to capture the spirit and immediacy of a rock’n’roll or band record, and not try to overwork everything. We didn’t want to Pro-Tools it to death… If a take had some minor technical flaws but had the right feeling, we’d use it anyway. I actually like human noises and textures in music. I like it when you can hear the viola player breathing."

The album is self-produced and was recorded at a number of studios around the world. It is the pair's first solo album since 2009's Broken and will be available to buy from this Friday. You can pre-order the album here.

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