Lars Leonhard + Alvina Red – Seasons – Les Quatre Saisons – PREV

Lars Leonhard + Alvina Red – Seasons – Les Quatre Saisons – PREV

Forthcoming 19th March on CD and Digital. Published by BineMusic and distributed by KOMPAKT

It’s been 287 years since Antonio Vivaldi wrote his popular masterpiece „The Four Seasons“. Following in these musical footsteps, Lars Leonhard now takes on the idea of molding the distinct characteristics of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter into twelve pieces of electronic music.

After the previous, purely instrumental releases by the Düsseldorf artist – the remix EP „No Comment“ (2012) and his debut album „1549“ (2011) – his new twelve-track album „Seasons – Les quatre saison“ features singer Alvina Red lending her voice to the first of each four seasons‘ three tracks in pure French – a language whose natural melody is tailor-made for Leonhard’s synthetic yet warming sounds.

Living in Stockholm, Alvina Red is no newcomer either, gaining her first professional experience at the age of ten as a background singer for Agnetha Fältskog: the blonde Abba singer was looking for beautiful children’s voices for her song „Take Good Care Of Your Children“ (the b-side of her hit single „The Heat Is On“) and made a find in the clear-as-a-bell voice of young Alvina. Following further engagements in professional choirs including the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm and as a singer, songwriter and keyboard player for several band projects, Alvina and Lars Leonhard get together on this joint release.

With all tracks written in their respective season to add authenticity, production of „Seasons – Les quatre saison“ took almost exactly one year. Leonhard starts the awakening of nature in Spring with the sleepy minimalistic „Le Printemps“, a digital spring of tiny and frail sound flowers on whose meadow Alvina’s voice flies like a soft breeze. Following its soft doze are spheric ambient landscapes, deep house rhythms and dubby chords like on the feather-light „L`éte“, and by „Dancing In The Noonday Sun“ the dancefloor is open – Leonhard’s signature grooving dub-techno flows like a Tequila Sunrise at the Café del Mar.

Who fears for Autumn and Winter to be gloomy and cold is shown the nicer sides of these periods instead. Just like the seasons‘ influence on our lives gets more or less intense, songs like the first cryptic then rhythmic „Colors Of Autumn“ enter the listener’s soul both wittingly or unwittingly before unfolding their energy. And once Winter’s last frozen sound dies away with „Frozen Landscape“, you can look forward to the next cycle of the seasons.

Text: Mark Lederer
Translation: Thomas Touzimsky

Lars Leonhard – N.S.W.E – e.p. out NOW on BFuzz Records

Release Date 2013-01-17
Label BFuzz Records
Katalog # BF016

‚N.S.W.E‘ is the new e.p of Lars Leonhard, strong deep sounds with 3d dimensions energy synthetic beats and dark fx, more like deep electronica. Lars on this e.p. focus on four direction, north to east or west to south. ‚You can choose your direction to this journey‘.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Dear friends,

I wish you and your families all the best for 2013. Love, peace and happiness for all of you! I’d like to thank you for the great support during the entire year and I am really looking forward for 2013.

In Spring, my new release “ SEASONS “ – Le Quatre Saison – with vocals by Alvina Red an awesome CD album is coming out. In Autumn, the next album in collaboration with Fingers in the Noise on CD. Both releases will be published on BineMusic and distributed by Kompakt.

Furthermore a release is planned on Dimbideep ( yellow clear vinyl ) and three ep`digital on Diametral Records, Bfuzz Records and Dreiton. Stay tuned…

THANKS 😀

KOMFAKT.FM presents the Second Advent: Lars Leonhard´s BineMusic Special 2012

Second Advent: Lars Leonhard

09-12-12 // by crazy tape

Our Advent Calendar opened its ninth door today, and the simple procedure (show gift basket on Facebook, give gift basket to one lucky son of a gun) is basically the same for every day… except on Sundays: here, we usually present you with a DJ mix streaming for everybody. Today, it’s the turn of Lars Leonhard, who rifled through BineMusic’s gem-packed back catalogue resulting in two hours of exquisitely synthesized prog electronics from luminaries as diverse as Byetone, Move D, Scanner & more. Enjoy!

KOMPAKT / BineMusic / Lars Leonhard Official Facebook

Collaboration with Alvina Red – SEASONS – les quatre saisons

Collaboration with Alvina Red on the forthcoming cd Album – SEASONS – les quatre saisons . On BineMusic soon.

Originating from Stockholm, Alvina has been learning music since the age of six. By the age of ten, she had her first studio recording session performing backings for Abba.
As a teenager, she was part of professional choirs and participated in events such as the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, while at the same time being the lead singer in a P-Funk band for which she wrote her first songs.
Some years later, while completing successfully her studies as a music teacher, she met the Wrong Steps crew and started collaborating as song-writer, arranger, vocalist and keyboard player with Spiro Projecto, Martinez, Pawel Kobak. This led her to have some releases with names like Jori Hulkkonen or Dan Curtin.
Lately Alvina has been recording songs with Hakan Lidbo, Raph Dumas, Alton Miller, and released instrumental deep tech-house tracks together with Manuel Perez for labels like Ooze, Trenton, Lace or Nice & Nasty.