ROOSEVELT (city slang) debutalbum 19 augusti

ROOSEVELT  s/t släpps 19 augusti (city slang)

Redan uppskriven av bla. Pitchfork, The Guardian, Stereogum och många andra på sina två tidigare Eps, släpper nu ROOSEVELT (Marius Lauber) sitt debutalbum!
Han har tidigare varit öppningsakt på turné åt bla. Hot Chip och Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, men åker snart ut på egen turné´.

Svenska GAFFA ger kommande plattan 5/6 i betyg och skriver ”hela albumet växer ut till en magnifik debut”!

I England är Roosevelt signad till HOT CHIPs egna bolag Greco Roman, själv är han numera baserad i Köln.

Influenserna spänner över många årtionden, allt från fransk elektropop, LA yacht rock, tyska pionjärerna NEU! Till klassiskt 80-talsdansgolv som Chic, Talk Talk och New Order.
Även modernare som Floating Points, Todd Terje och Metro Area har influerat stort, allt ihopvävt till en egen, unik ljudmatta.

Det självbetitlade debutalbumet släpps den 19 augusti! (Greco-Roman/City Slang)

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On August 19thMarius Lauber AKA Roosevelt releases his stunning, self-titled debut album via Greco-Roman / City Slang records.

“Colours / Moving On” official video:

Roosevelt’s signature hazy sound which ascends ever skywards is still present and correct on the album – but this time it’s honed, crafted and less loop based. ‘Roosevelt’ showcases Lauber as a fully developed recording artist, with an instinctive synthesisof different soundscapes. This is a record with a deep affinity to the dancemusic world unified with sophisticated, classic song structures.

The glistening and gently undulating disco of ‘Night Moves’ features uplifting layers of delicately constructed guitars atop propulsive beats and expanding acid synths lines, whilst ‘Moving On’ utilizes Balearic slo-mo percussive grooves to mesmerising effect. The Tangerine Dream-esque ’Belong’ is pure euphoria, ‘Heart’ is a bright and breezy airborn anthem, and the stunning sunrise instrumental hypnosis of ‘Daytona’ blends seamlessly into the sublime, cooly life-affirming ‘Fever’.

Influences span continents and decades – from a pinch of French electro pop, a smattering of LA yacht rock, the hypnotic repetition of German pioneers like Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Göttsching and Neu!, to classic floor-friendly 80s pop from Chic, Talk Talk and New Order. Nu school figureheads like Floating Points, Todd Terje and Metro Area are also partially audible – all weaved into his own unique sonic tapestry.

Roosevelt’sgrowth was catalyzed by an early DJ residency at Kompakt’s Total Confusion party alongside Superpitcher & Michael Mayer, with the label also releasing an early remix of his for COMA. These experiences helped Lauber realize howdance music connects to its audience in a different way to what he’d experienced from earlier days spent performing in bands. “What I really enjoyed about DJing was that you could see the results immediately – there was feedback and interaction from the crowd”, he explains.

The darkness hinted at in the title of ’Night Moves’ is also a nod to the energy you can get from a well-timed crowd climax. “It’s about the situation at night in a club when the energy is created as the night comes to an end,” he says. “The later the night gets there’s this peak of energy and people are having the illusion that there’s no end to it, and that power is incredibly strong.”

Following this nightclubbing baptism, his career as an electronic artist gathered momentum. With praise from a selection of taskemaker media, mixes for Boiler Room, Electronic Beats and i-D, support tours with Hot Chip and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and a litany of high-profile festival slots around the world, Lauber steadily built up a dedicated following.

Written, recorded and produced by Lauber over a period of two years. ‘Roosevelt’ the album is a pillow-soft hallucinatory dreamscape of nocturnal reveries and a lilting sense of melancholia, where sounds build and swell like waves.



“It’s commercial but it cuts deep, like New Order in Ibiza” The Guardian

“Merging warm beats, hypnotic psychedelia, and streamlined pop songwriting, Roosevelt makes dance music that balances outright escapism with wistful melancholy” Pitchfork

“Roosevelt is a master of the slinky groove” Thump
“House-inflected roller-disco synthpop” Stereogum

Skrivet av Skiva | 5 augusti, 2016

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