Frieder Nagel “They Kept Walking”
Tense and searing electronics.
Titled Distract Robots, the album will be Nagel’s debut release, following a long and storied career working behind the scenes managing projects in theatres and clubs for artists such as David August and Daniel Brandt (Brandt Brauer Frick), among others. In the live arena, Nagel has also performed with the German Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonie Essen, as well as an acclaimed show for Boiler Room.
Musically, Distract Robots is an otherworldly treat; its five tracks take the listener down a constantly morphing auditory wormhole full of light, darkness, and cosmic bliss, opening with the tense, searing synths of beat-driven cut “They Kept Walking.” From there, the listener is presenting with a set of dystopic ballads and pensive, melancholic outings that carry deep, emotive cores. Distract Robots is a debut of staggering details and depth, and one that warrants many return visits.
Ahead of tomorrow’s release, you can download the opening track via WeTransfer below, with the record available for pre-order here.
Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.