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  • Release Date 2009-04-24
  • Label Compost
  • Catalog CPT3193
This album is sublime electronic pop at it's best??Zwicker aka Cyril Boehler is a very prolific producer,composer and dj from Zuerich. He is part of the vital Zuerich electronic scene and has been involved in countless productions that received praise from a worldwide audience.??After a handful of successful vinyl Zwicker releases on the renownend labels BearFunk, Compost Black Label and Get Physical it was time to refine the warm mixture of mutated Disco, House, Electro and Pop on a full length album. On "Songs of lucid dreamers" he has found a unique blend that combines electronic styles with songwriting.??Guests on the album include: Heidi Happy, Jamie Lloyd, Olivera Stanimirov (ex Seelenluft), Matt Didemus (Junior Boys) and many more. ??Cyril says: "Most of the songs on this album are about dreams. Written by me and the guest vocalists. We are musicians who follow our dreams at night and day. In my dreams and songs I am a lucid dreamer"???"Sounds nice! Well done, thanks a lot for giving it to me!"?Joe (Hot Chip????Track by track info:??"Who you are" feat .Heidi Happy?A multitude of chords lets swiss folk superstar Heidi Happy sings about an encounter in a club. No other track on this album was as quickly written like this atmosheric pop tune with electronic beats. ???"Wake Up" feat. Olivera Stanimirov?To Zwicker this song means much more than piano stabs over a delicate beat with a post futuristic sounddesign. It's a an emotional song about getting ahead in life, Olivera Stanimirov sings convincingly about that theme.???"Oddity" feat. Olivera Stanimirov?A catchy disco tune based on bassline, guitar fragments, scissors samples and Xylophone. ?On top Olivera sings like a country-boogie dancefloor queen about plastic surgery.??"Dragon Fly" feat. Billy Oden?Deep in the jungle we get lost in our dreams, where white crocodiles and millipedes cross our way. The text is about the nightmares we have about our close ones getting hurt, so this track is dedicated to Zwicker's son Ryu (Ryu= jap. dragon). ??"Sleepwalking" feat. Jamie Lloyd?After Zwicker remixed one of Jamie Lloyd's tracks (released on Future Classic), he was a big fan of his blue eyed soul meets folk voice, so he suggested a collaboration. Jamie is from Australia but wrote these lyrics while he was in Europe, so it is no surprise that in his lyrics he is dreaming too.??"Ping Pong Muses" feat. Valentin Tomasi??In this song Kraftwerk play marimbas and accoustic guitar! If that wasn't daring enough, top crooner Valentino Tomasi sings only one word for each phrase and asks at the end "Where do the pieces fit?" ??Valentino Tomasi also plays keys in Kalabrese's Rumpelorchester - a talented Musician with crooning qualities.??"Sui's Knee" feat. Jamie Lloyd ??A sexy house track with Jamie's fresh vocal harmonies and surprising twists and turns. ??"Strangeways" feat. Olivera Stanimirov??Handplayed synth arpeggios, crazy little synths and brass stabs accompany this melancholic but driving earworm sung by Olivera. She sings about a relationship in the age of alienation.???"Traumdeuter" feat. Matt Didemus??In this instrumental we explore the subconsciousness in a dark and slow disco tempo. After some collaborations with Matt Didemus (Junior Boys) this moody piece resulted in a perfect match of Junior Boys basslines and Zwicker tweakings. ??"Submarine Kabelgau" feat. James Teipdek??Old friend James Teipdek makes a mess with the cables at the studio but actually manages to contribute some nice noises to the melodic instrumental. An instrumental inspired by the Krautrock-Legend Neu! ???"Prism" feat. Serpentine??A slow motion dub track with deep evolving chords. The vocals are courtesy of the divine Serpentine, he is singing about making love. A modern day Jim Morrison singing a sensual song. ??The emerging Songwriter from Zuerich released the 2 albums. Some journalist called his music anarcho pop, which fits somehow.???"Make it happen" feat. Heidi Happy??In this electronic pop song you can hear the many shadings of Heidi Happy's excellent voice. It's a melancholic piece that might make you happy.?????Cyril Boehler ??...represents a new breed of producers from Switzerland, mixing percussive beats, strong melodies and futuristic soundscapes. His music has a visual appeal because Cyril has been composing Soundtracks since his teenage years and studied Filmmusic at Berklee and also with Ennio Morricone. Due to his versatility his original music is present in many productions ranging from full length films (like "Tatort", german crime series), TV jingles (like "Kulturplatz", swiss cultural tv magazin) to albums (like Zwicker's "Songs of lucid dreamers")??Under his moniker "Tweak" he released the Album "Hybrid Organics" (2001, Straight Ahead) and gave concerts with guest musicians, notebook and sampler. Ever since "Tweak"s underground clubhit "Fathorn" featuring the electronic fusion with an alpine horn, Cyril's releases gained respect from a wide international circle of fans and his tracks have been consistently finding themselves charted in the playlists of keyplayers worldwide. ??Cyril lent his programming and mixing skills to remixes for Spektrum (UK), Minus 8, Jamie Lloyd (Australia) and Stephan Eicher (from cult new wave band Grauzone) and worked on productions withTony Allen (drummer of Fela Kuti), Big Zis, Kawabata aka Lexx, Kalabrese and Seelenluft.??As DJ ZWICKER he has been rocking dancefloors with his own brand of beats with an incomparably wide repertoire. Last year he has been asked to represent Zuerich Underground on a South Africa Tour sponsored by Pro Helvetia. He spinned at venues like Zukunft (Zuerich), Watergate (Berlin), Registratur (Munich). He has dj'ed alongside Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Henrik Schwarz, M.A.N.D.Y. and played festivals like Lethargy and Gurten Festival (Switzerland).?

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Songs Of Lucid Dreamers

  • Zwicker
  • Release Date 2009-04-24
  • Label Compost
  • Catalog CPT3193

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