If you’ve been following us for a long time than you probably already know that we’ve been a long time fan of Berlin’s electro-pop virtuoso, Thomas Azier. We’ve featured several of his songs\videos since this blog started back in 2011. Since, Azier has released two EPs, Haylas 001 and Hylas 002 which combined, feature some of Azier’s most dramatic and innovated productions; Red Eyes, Angelene, Ghostcity and the magnificently epic, Fire Arrow. Recently, Azier announced the release of his long awaited, full-length debut album, Hylas the final installment of the Hylas trilogy. The entire album was written, composed and produced by the 25-year old multi-instrumentalist himself, only assisted by sound designer and co-producer Robin Hunt.
We had the chance to preview the record in its entirety and it’s everything we expected and more. Great story-driven songs, mind-blowing, industrial-tinged productions and Azier’s expansive cinematic vocals. Don’t be surprise to see Hylas on our list of Best Albums of 2014.
Azier will be bringing his live show to New York during Fashion Week, performing at Painted Black’s NYFW show at Irving Plaza on February 13th, w/ Klangkarussel and Stefan Biniak. Get tickets here.
Below are some videos to get you reacquainted with Azier’s beautifully-dark, electropop productions + a preview of the album’s titled-track.
Hylas arrives March 10 via Casablanca Records.