Release Date: 23 September 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Dillon Live At Haus Der Berliner Festspiele Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + CD
DILLON has always had a clear vision of her art. Her two previous albums told a coherent story and together carried her live shows. In 2015 she developed a unique concert with a women’s choir for the Berlin Foreign Affairs Festival. It injected a new physical layer into her music, which is dominated by piano and electronic sounds. Now a live recording, released along with a film of the concert at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, reveals just how naturally this new element slots into her music.
Born in Brazil, raised in Cologne and based in Berlin, Dominique Dillon de Byington, aka DILLON, has always had a clear vision of her art. She already has two albums under her belt, and she actually regards these as part of the same work, since they tell a coherent story. This has always been apparent in her live shows, which are carried by a magical interchange between the dark-melodic songs of both albums. When the Berlin Foreign Affairs Festival asked her, in 2015, to develop a unique concert idea, she decided on a performance with a six-piece women’s choir, which accompanied her and Tamer Fahri Özgönenc, her collaborator and co-producer of her first two albums, in the live performance at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in July 2015. “I felt the need to work with vocals and to create an additional layer that breathes in this space between the electronic music and myself. I was very attracted to this idea, so Tamer and I wrote and arranged the choir parts together,” Dillon explains. The choir injects a new physical layer into her music, which is dominated by piano and electronic sounds, and her own voice dances longingly in this space. The newly released live recording of the concert reveals just how naturally this new element slots into her dramatically minimal music. “When I started writing my new album The Unknown I already knew it would be a continuation of This Silence Kills in terms of both music and content. Now the two albums are being brought together as a release, as well as in the live shows. For me, this album could be called This Silence Kills The Unknown, the 28-year-old reveals. A film of the concert at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele is being released alongside the live album.
And in 2017 this will be followed by a third studio album, this time entirely separate from the works that came before, which Dillon herself describes as an “album of love”.
• Live album with all-female choir of 16 singers
• Recorded at extraordinary Berlin theatre "Haus der Berliner Festspiele"
• Limited 6-page CD Digipak with 12-page poster booklet
• 2LP include a free CD version of the album
• Printed LP inner sleeve
A2. From One To Six Hundred Kilometers
A3. A Matter Of Time
A4. You Cover Me
B1. You Are My Winter
B2. Thirteen Thirtyfive
B3. Your Flesh Against Mine
C1. Tip Tapping
C2. The Unknown
C3. This Silence Kills
D1. Don't Go
D2. Lightning Sparked
D3. Abrupt Clarity