:: Slightly different, but recognisably Dillon. Frail and demanding, beautifully minimalistic songs!
Have you also been banned by the spell of Dillon’s deeply atmospheric live performance before? Ever since her 2011 debut and my first of her live shows I’m a big fan of the Brazilian-born pianist, indie electronic musician and chanteuse Dillon. It had become very quiet around her since she was working on her highly anticipated sophomore full-length, which has know finally arrived.
The Unknown was released in Germany yesterday (March 28, 2014) via BPitch Control. Official European release follows on March 31. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally on Beatport (mp3/wav/aiff) or order your physical copy directly from BPitch.
Dillon wrote the twelve songs of The Unknown between May and November 2013. Whereas music and arrangements on her debut This Silence Kills were mostly laid out before recording, The Unknown came about in another, conceptual approach. The foundation of the LP was recorded in three weeks time at Cloud Hill Recordings in Hamburg, and as This Silence Kills before, Dillon’s new album is produced by Thies Mynther (Phantom Ghost, Stella) and her stage collaborator Tamer Fahri Özgönenc. In a press note, Dillon comments: “I didn‘t see any sense in working with someone else. Back then we began a dialogue that, in my eyes, was never concluded.”
In this context, Dillon’s second album can also be understood as sequel to her debut. But most importantly, she herself understands her work in a lyrical way: “I wrote poems. For me these are all poems I‘m singing. The album is more like a book of spoken words and pictures than an album in the classical sense.”
A Matter Of Time is the lead single off The Unknown. The song comes with an official video produced and directed by Robin Baum & Malo, watch it above. Dillon is already out on the road touring Europe with The Unknown. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to a preview of the entire album. You Cover Me was the first track unveiled off the Unknown. It’s also streaming above and can still be downloaded for free via the label Soundcloud.
01. The Unknown
02. A Matter Of Time
03. You Cover Me
05. In Silence
08. Into The Deep
09. Don’t Go
10. Lightning Sparked
12. Currents Change
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 29 Mar 2014 // Zurich, Switzerland // M4Music Festival
Sun 30 Mar 2014 // Munich, Germany // Kammerspiele
Mon 31 Mar 2014 // Frankfurt, Germany // Mousonturm
Wed 02 Apr 2014 // Leipzig, Germany // Täubchental
Thu 03 Apr 2014 // Berlin, Germany // Heimathafen Neukölln
Tue 09 Apr 2014 // Cologne, Germany // Stollwerck
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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Black Plastic − Album Review: The Unknown – Dillon
More ‘Dillon’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Dec 17 − Dillon LIVE TONIGHT & TOMORROW
2011, Nov 18 – Thirteen Thirtyfive / Debut Album This Silence Kills Out Now