On the 20th of March 2017 Anders Ilar releases his first compilation, called Stray.
It includes a collection of stray tracks taken from singles, compil...
March 14, 2017
INUTI / MOON
April 9, 2016
New 2-track single released monday April 11.
Two tracks lifted off the upcoming album Nattmotiv.
When I started working on my new album In January of 2015 I wanted to make a set of ambient tracks, but over the course of the year it grew into something quite different.
I invited saxophonist Benny Morrison from USA and vocalist Christina Willatt from Canada to collaborate on a few tracks, and by the end of the year we had 9 tracks finished. However, two of the tracks seemed misplaced, with a different vibe than the rest of tracks. So I made the decision to not include these tracks on the main album, but instead release them as a 2-track single.
The single is now being released on the brand new bandcamp page of Anders Ilar.
It is the first release of the newly re-launched Pinesky label.
INUTI was the first track I worked on with Benny, where he plays tenor and baritone saxes. The result was so different from what I expected, it took the track in a completely new direction.
In the words of Benny; "I approached this recording session from outside the box of what a "saxophonist" may normally be inclined to play. There are some elephant squeals, squeaks, and other non-traditional sax sounds in some parts of the tracks."
Almost a year later the idea came to take the track even one step further, and a juicy bassline from a TB-303 Devilfish was added. Again the track development took an unsuspected turn and the result was very interesting. Is this the first time two saxophones get it on with a 303? What would you even call such a threesome?
MOON features vocals and lyrics by vocalist Christina Willatt from Canada. She is also a part of Wormwood Music together with Andrew Wenaus. They previously did a remix for Our Loving Sun - Face Toward the Sun, which appears on the Touched 2 - Remixes compilation. I was so impressed with the additional vocals they added to that remix, so I asked her if she would be interested in providing vocals for a new track. She was up for the challange. The result is an ethereal take on Synthpop, with hints of IDM and New Age.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!