SaffronKeira is a project established in 2008 by Eugenio Caria from the island of Sardinia, Italy. After his contribution to the live series of the Experimental Electronic Music and Visual Arts Festival "Storung", a remix on Charles-Eric Charrier's "Silver" album (Experimedia), and a self-titled (10inch vinyl) / digital release on Denovali Records, the debut concept album of SaffronKeira called "A New Life" will finally see the light of the Day in July 2012.
With SaffronKeira, Eugenio Caria lives out his passion of being a researcher of the possibility of expression offered by currently available technology. Indeed, in his tracks he experiments a lot with electronics and unconventional elements, which sometimes seem meaningless at first sight, but uncover their significance only on a closer examination. Combining subtle and sometimes even almost invisible rhythms with textures of sound he confidently moves between minimalistic pieces and classic ambient tracks which should please both the analytic ears and the listeners who just want to dive into the music.
Often, SaffronKeira's tracks start off rather abstracly, slowling building up an eerie atmosphere with myriads of sound bits, before finally a reduced piano clears up the picture and takes the listener by storm. A highlight of this album is the last song, "Endless agony of being sick", where space-filling melodies, hollow drums and minimal female vocals are combined into something which can be simply called "epic" without doubt.
Conceptually, "A New Life" is split in two complementary halves termed "Old Life" and "New Life". This concept is extended by the artwork, which is kept purely in black and white and easily manages to complement SaffronKeira's sound works in a pictorial fashion.
"A New Life" will be released as a double (cd) containing both "Old Life" and "New Life" and two double (12inch vinyl lp) vinyl albums, containing "Old Life" and "New Life" separately.
For fans of FENNESZ, MURCOF, MAX RICHTER, ARVO PART, etc.
Vinyl: thick matte cover, 180g double vinyl, free mp3 download code
Cd: thick 8 panel digipak cover