‘Sunshine’, the first single to be taken from Fassine’s debut album ‘Dialectik’ (due 2016) is an electronic hymn of Industrial scale. It terrifies, yet elates in an anthemic way, painting an image of dystopia for the listener. Fassine’s sound is one of striking imagery that dares the listener to enter the group’s own stark world.
In their own words, “’Sunshine’ is about isolation, those treacherous thoughts that wedge themselves in the door, a journey from logic to absurdity and back again.” Lyrically dark and musically complex, the group has a hint of Trent Reznor’s influence, alongside the cinematic qualities of UNKLE, and the ambiguous, minimalist bent of Berlin-era Bowie.
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‘Sunshine’ sets the tone perfectly ahead of the debut album, which was inspired by 1970’s and 80s TV dramas, with their typical British cold, austere, oppression; shows like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and Edge of Darkness, which were built in these vast settings with great distance, have formed an overall attitude for the forbidding and mysterious sound that is Fassine.
The single will be accompanied by three distinct remixes from Berlin-based Alex Barck&ComixXx (Jazzanova, Sonar Kollektiv), California-based Thriftworks, AKA Jake Atlas and Netherlands-based Julien Mier (Cascade records)