Krian Adds Blaudzun's 'Heavy Flowers' to Collected Artists
Heavy Flowers, the latest album from the critically praised Holland-based artist Blaudzun, is available now on Krian Music Group (Click here to visit the site). The new record, which recently received the 3voor12 Award for Best Album of 2012, follows his sophomore release Seadrift Soundmachine.
Blaudzun performed at major summer festivals in Holland last year, including Into The Great Wide Open and Lowlands. He made his U.S. debut at CMJ Music Marathon last year and is now set to perform at SXSW 2013, in addition to a solo performance atBowery Electric in NYC on March 10. Heavy Flowers can now be heard in its entirety at http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169455154/first-listen-blaudzun-heavy-flowers.
Singer-songwriter Johannes Sigmond played in bands for several years before going solo in 2006. In 2007 as Blaudzun, a name taken from a relatively unknown Danish cyclist from the 70s, he began working on a special collection of songs originally intended to be a soundtrack for a Midnight car drive. He recorded most of the tracks in his Amsterdam home, several studios throughout Netherlands, and even added some sessions in Barcelona, a city he describes as having "a melancholic and sunny character that resonates through my life and work." In 2008 V2 Records released his self-titled debut album. The following year he completed Seadrift Soundmachine-a collaboration with The City of Prague Orchestra.
Heavy Flowers was recorded in Utrecht at Mailmen Studio and most of the songs were again written in Barcelona. Of the album Blaudzun notes, "The writing process isn't actually a one place and time event. For me it's a constant state of mind. It shapes a song when you work on it in different cities and different atmospheres...I always travel with a paper notebook. When words or rhymes come up I put them down right away or record them on my phone. If I don't, I feel like someone else will be able to pick it up from the sky or discover it and use it."
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