I just keep coming back to this dreamy little soft synth downbeat ambient slice of Swiss heaven. Like the lazy perfection of compatriot Federer’s backhand... Sublime art.
Favorite track: Odes.
I have been in the swiss alps many years ago. The music reflects the spirit, beauty and the peace of the mountains. It gives me some memories back. And most of all I love electronic music.
Favorite track: Limba.
Snowed in at an abandoned guest house located in the Swiss Alps, there was nothing else to do for a couple of longtime friends, but to make music and eat fondue. Equipped with synthesizers, drum machines and other toys they immersed themselves in a mist of sound. They resurfaced a couple of days later with four songs. This was the genesis of "Diskret".
Their shared interest in sound synthesis made them take a couple of days off and drive to the mountains with all their instruments in tow. There was no particular objective. The idea was to get some fresh air, tinker with the toys and maybe go hiking. They were only looking for a remote place, but the unexpected and heavy snowfall turned it into an isolated one as well.
What happened after that, they can't really recall anymore. It feels like it was all a dream or some sort of a trance state: recording synthesizers, arranging chords, punctuated with eating raclette, stacking sounds, automating filters, another break for a fondue, creating beats and occasionally sleeping. When they got home, they realized that they cut material for a full EP.
The EP ranges from experimental ambient to functional electronica, from downtempo to club. It was carefully put together with a keen eye for detail. This also reflects in the artwork and the physical pressing. 180 grams, marbled vinyl with a hot foil stamped cover, this makes it much more than just an audible experience.
released March 22, 2019
Written, recorded & performed by Ramon Ziegler & James Varghese
Produced by James Varghese
Mixed by Jan Wagner
Mastered by Zino Mikorey
Artwork by Bahar Büyükkavir
My first introduction to Khruangbin was the song "Como Te Quiero". Which led me to this album: Con Todo El Mundo! I'm happy to be able listen to this album over and over and over!! Not a song skipped! So good!!! doughnutdancer