Exclusive Mixtape: Clarian

Ever enigmatic and distinctive, Clarian, a songwriter and sound engineer from Montreal, first gained notable recognition by the music scene via his former work in synth-pop duo Footprintz, releasing several highly-acclaimed singles as well as ‘Escape Yourself’, an album project that was co-produced with Ewan Pearson and released via Visionquest. Since the release of the aforementioned long-player, Clarian has continued his sonic development, maintaining his imaginative semblance channeling this into his own signature recording techniques and collaborations. With releases on labels such as Kompakt, Turbo, Rumors and Founders of Filth, Clarian has as well collaborated and engineered on several warmly received releases with Guy Gerber, Tiga, and recently Felix Da Housecat, and Jamie Principle on FOF’s debut release Vol 1. With the release of highly anticipated LP ‘Television Days’, we managed to squeeze a thumping mix out of Clarian to get your weekend started.

‘Television Days’ may be quirky, but it’s also a rare glimpse into the state of mind and emotions of Clarian, who himself describes it as “a surreal self-examination of fears and mentalities after several nocturnal years of touring and producing music free to experiment and explore strange and fantastic worlds.” Taking notes from the school of the tragic celebration, ‘Television Days’ is a standout and unique record that both showcases an array of ambient sound techniques as it pays tribute to its love affair for New Wave.

‘Television Days’ is out now via Balance Music

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