Award-winning producer, musician and a highly respected artist Boris Carloff releases his second solo album ‘Morphosis’ on February 16th 2015, exactly two years after the release date of his debut ‘The Escapist’ a record which won three music awards and featured Doug Yowell (drummer for Lana Del Ray and Suzanne Vega) and singer Ghetto Priest (Asian Dub Foundation, Massive Attack).
Nine track record ‘Morphosis’ is a sophisticated blend of electronic and indie sounds with smooth vocals. Carloff recorded the album in the Icelandic studio of producer Bardi Johansson who gives the music its Icelandic signature sound.
Boris explains his choice of producer saying “I wanted to find out what the sound of my album would be if I were not the producer of it. Originally I was thinking of a British producer but then I said to myself that I was actually into a different sound than those currently coming from the UK. I researched many North European bands and ended up in Iceland”.
Bardi Johansson is mostly known for his work with Bang Gang, Olafur Arnalds and the new project Starwalker that saw Bardi working with Jean-Benoît Dunckel from the French electro pop duo AIR.
The lead track on ‘Morphosis’ is ‘Days Go By’ Listen BELOW:
About Boris Carloff:
Winner of 2 Czech Music Awards Andel 2012 for the Best Video and The Best Electronic Album from 5 nominations ( The Best Singer,The Best Album, The Best Newcomer, The Best Video and The Best Electronic Album) in the Czech Music Awards.
Winner of the Czech Critics Award Apollo 2012 for the Best Album of 2012.
Boris Carloff is a producer, composer, engineer and musician whose musical style is hard to pinpoint, it takes in the flavours of classic music, indie rock, pop and electronic music. Boris, who has played as a musician in Norway, UK, Germany and Italy, comes from the Czech Republic and has a classical violin education.
Combine all this with a childhood musical diet of the Jazz classics and it’s easy to recognize his musical inspiration and discipline. His debut was on London based label Tracktion with a project called Palm Beat. Then he signed to Red Salamanda records as an artist and released the ‘Good Stuff EP ‘. The EP was received well from all corners of the world’s tastemakers, most notably were the airings on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide BBC show of the track ‘First Joy‘. Boris has also released in Japan with label NURO, whilst locally in his native Czech Republic he was also nominated for a Czech Grammy in 2006.