NEW AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC ALBUM – ELECTRIC CHILD FROM FILM COMPOSER AND CAMOUFLAGE COLLABORATOR JULIAN DEMARRE. JULIAN HAS SCORED THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CULT HIT ‘STREET THIEF’ AS WELL AS 2016 NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK ‘CASH ONLY’.
Electronic music for cold winter nights : Hot on the heels of releasing the soundtrack to the festival circuit hit CASH ONLY (NY Times Critics Pick, Village Voice, Hollywood Reporter) Julian reconnects with his youth and records a retrospective diary of electronic and ambient tracks, looking back and into the future at the same time. Co-produced with Dan Powell (Soniccouture), recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin, the album features contributions from Heiko Maile (Camouflage), Michael Saup (Supreme Particle) and renowned percussionist Tom Saup.
ELECTRIC CHILD features 12 diverse conceptual tracks surrounding a common theme. Atmospheric music with the weight of tape machines and synths from the 70s and 80s.
While the album deals with growing up in a society with the unstoppable need to reinvent itself for the better or worse, several tracks contain controversial references:
– ‘Finland’ is built around an infamous Reichstag speech Hitler gave in response to FDR’s demand the Germans should guarantee not to attack certain countries. In his response Hitler made fun of Roosevelt’s letter by parroting and naming these countries. It was the year 1939, and most countries were invaded anyways.
‘Finland’ was made in response to rising nationalist tendencies in Europe and the Alt Right movement in the US.
– ‘Disco Nnect’ builds up to the final minutes in the TEPCO control center when the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima power plant was imminent. It contains audio communication TEPCO was forced to release.
– ‘Silverlining in Shinjuku’ was written after an article about “Silver Porn,” a trend in Japan where senior citizens find a second career appearing in porno films made in the red light district of Tokyo.
The track deals with dignity and how life would be affected after a nuclear fallout would have reached Tokyo (it was close).
– Some tracks contain hidden and obvious references (not samples) to Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Blade Runner.
– The album’s cover art with it’s David Lynch feel — features the Artist days before he and his caretaker were abducted by an alien vessel.
Long time collaborator Malik Bader, who founded FreakMode records with DJ Deeon in Chicago will be using music from the album to score his next film — a noir thriller shooting in Brazil and Africa. Johan & Vedder’s video for State Of Flux contain unusual imagery from the forbidden zone in Fukushima Prefecture, shot shortly after the nuclear disaster.