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LET ME GO
‘Let Me Go’ is named after the EP’s eponymous opening track; an imposing composition about relinquishing your grip on your dearest ones. After its inner struggles, it finally liberates itself musically and kicks off the last burden to break into a huge half-time ‘encore’. Vocalist Biba created the very foundation of this song by using just a loop-pedal and recording a stack of vocals and harmonies on each other. After some studio-sessions, the track took a twist and turned into a huge production.
released May 29, 2019
// Record label: KROOKS Records // Publisher: The Missing Sync x KROOKS // Distributor: The Orchard // Photography: Maarten Fleskens // Artwork: Studio Panzon // Visual effects: Renée Jansen // Mastering: Chrome Mastering UK //
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Faithless has set the bar when it comes to performing dance music in a live setting. Exactly 20 years ago, they performed at Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands. Bandmember JanJaap attended the concert and shares; “I guess a few moments in life seem to stick with you until the end. To experience a ‘drop’ like the one in the song Insomnia, while being part of such a huge audience is a life-changing event. I need to figure out how this is done…” It seems that performing dance music live is still pretty rare. Dialoque always had the ambition to make a connection between different scenes. Not just being a band or just a DJ, but combining two disciplines in one act
‘Somewhere during the production of ‘Let me go’, band member Mart started to hear similarities to Madonna’s famous song ‘Frozen’. Inspired by the song’s layers of filtered drum beats, he sampled a live-recording of Bill Withers and ran the intro from ‘Kissin my Love’ (performed by drummer James Gidson) through a KORG MS-10 synthesizer. After adding the new drum sequences to ‘Let me go’, the track ‘Frozen’ became a huge mainstay for the further development of the song. As the breakbeats of Madonna’s track find their origin in 90s gems like Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy and Kasabian, we tried to transform their musical heritage into our own contemporary sound for ‘Let me go’. It also seems to be an unlikely coincidence that the lyrics of ‘Frozen’ describe some of the experiences the band has gone through this last year.’
“Depeche Mode is imprinted in the mind and has been such a huge influence in “the dark progression” in electronic music. It creates impressive compositions with nowadays authentic synthesis sounds, combined with original acoustic elements. Dialoque’s song “Let me go” has elements that are very closely inspired by the song “Home” and “One Caress”. The full-bodied string orchestra used by Depeche Mode, spirited the powerful violin phrase played by Eva, which is actually a stack of twelve individual violin-tracks, recorded in a huge overdub session. Biba’s vocals are overshadowed by its darker lyrics; the emotional power struggle between a lover letting go of her inamorato.
Reading David Byrne’s “How Music Works” leads you to many different insides. Byrne goes as far back as 45,000 years to images of music-making in Neanderthal cave dwellings to examine the path a piece of music takes and all the external factors that influence it before it reaches our ears. It tells you about so many aspects of music, from a cultural but also an acoustic point of view. Apart from that, it shows how a composer or artists can combine so many aspects of different cultures or habits in one musical production or performance. It is unavoidable to get inspired, while reading in how many detail and sublayers a creator can think.