"Our 14-year-old selves are completely dying," BT says about All Hail the Silence, his new duo with BBMAK's Christian Burns. Their first single "Diamonds within the Snow," whose video premieres completely beneath, is simply out, forward the debut album, Daggers, which comes Jan. 18.
The pleasure is about each the music — drawn from childhood heroes reminiscent of Depeche Mode, Erasure, the Blue Nile, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League and extra of the '80s synth-pop ilk — and the reception from these friends. Depeche Mode and Erasure co-founder Vince Clarke, actually, has finished a remix for one of many different Daggers tracks (the doubtless subsequent single), whereas Howard Jones might be taking AHTS on the street subsequent summer season for a package deal tour with the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey.
"So lots of our heroes have come out of the woodwork, saying, 'I hear you're engaged on one thing we're gonna like,'" BT tells Streets Talkin. "Literally heroes of ours from being youngsters, individuals I listened to using round on a BMX bike in suburban Maryland, are telling me, 'You're onto one thing nice right here.'" Christian provides that, "It's simply so superb for us to get a nod of appreciation from these individuals. It's good, and so they're reaching out and desirous to work with us, which is so thrilling."
The seeds of AHTS had been planted when BT and Christian toured Europe with Tiesto "many moons in the past." They started buying and selling musical concepts and hatching plans, finally beginning to document about 5 years in the past, independently and and not using a label deal, within the basement Baltimore studio of a reclusive good friend of BT's who owns an intensive assortment of analog synthesizers — "Cooler than any of the opposite synthesizer museums on the market," BT says. They shoehorned work in when their schedules allowed, cooking up an estimated 18 tracks below arduous situations. "There was not a pc used on this document," BT studies. "I used to be there with patch cables round my neck. Every single sound was finished reside, straight to tape, typically as much as two days recording a music. It was really a labor of affection. I'm extra happy with it than some other venture I've finished — and that's saying one thing."
The "Diamonds within the Snow" video, in the meantime, was helmed by Ukrainian director Histibe, who put collectively a sequence of impressionistic photos to enhance what Christian calls "a hopeful music…about somebody who's a bit misplaced and really doing one thing about that and turning issues round." BT felt that the director's "languid artwork movies" labored properly with the observe. "Numerous the lyrics Christian writes are form of cloaked, however these are so poignant and literal we thought it will be actually lovely for us to make one thing that was extra of dreamy kind of expertise," he notes.
BT says AHTS plans to make a video for each observe 14 tracks on Daggers, together with some directed by he and Burns. And by the point the duo hits the street, they're hoping the music might be well-ingrained in followers. "This is only a nice creative expression for each of us," BT says. "It's exterior of what we're recognized for, however close to and pricey to our hearts, the music that made us fall in love with music within the first place. And it's form of well timed due to all of the synthesizer focus in pop music once more proper now. We're simply friggin' excited to share it with the world."