Release Date: 25 May 2015
|Till Von Sein Precious Limited Vinyl LP + CD
How did the myth surrounding the proverbial 'difficult second album' come about? And who first started the rumour that you have a lifetime to finish the first album, but two years at most for the second? It's likely that all these platitudes simply got churned out of the cliché machine at some stage, but the fact remains: They are out there and they sometimes make life tough for musicians.
But not for Till von Sein. He simply approached the dictatorship of the schedule with a shoulder shrug; stress rolled off him like water off a duck's back, and he released his second album a good three years after his début work #LTD.
But isn't Tilly the guy whose tour schedules barely leave any corner of the earth untouched? That's right. In reality, those three years were compressed into a time frame during which other artists on the scene manage to put out a few EPs and remixes at most. More importantly, von Sein's Precious is not merely a follow-up, it's not just material for the next few years' worth of tours: von Sein has re-calibrated himself, re-assessed his approach to creating an album cycle. He summed up his approach to recording this release with unambiguous brevity: "I wanted the album to get to the point."
While its predecessor could be described as performing a loyal service to the functional aspects of House, the tracks on this album dance to the everchanging tune of their author. Precious effortlessly does its name justice, forming a collection of interpretations of all the musical treasures that have left the deepest impression on von Sein as an artist. The album shifts between House, R'n'B and soul-inflected pop, stylishly connecting the most remote BPMs and succeeding, where many others have failed, in combining dancefloor compatibility with a touch of songwriter inspiration and even air playability.
1. One (Feat. Lazarus)
2. Booty Angel (Feat. Kid Enigma)
3. It's All in the Spirit (Feat. Russoul)
4. No Luxury (Feat. The Black 80s)
5. Young Again (Feat. Diamond Setter & Maria Leonard)
6. Tilly's Vibes
7. The Manifest (Feat. Mr. V)
8. Like Air (Feat. Meggy)
9. Electric Love (Feat. Diamond Setter & Maria Leonard)
10. Nothing More (Feat. Meggy)