To coincide with the release of their debut album ‘Île de Rêve’ on esteemed independent label, Lo Recordings, Berlin and London based duo Private Agenda will play a special in-store show at the Love Vinyl shop in Shoreditch on Thursday the 18th July 2019.
‘Île de Rêve’ features nine new compositions, including ‘Ultramarine’ – one of the standout tracks on the current Lo Recordings compilation ‘Spaciousness’.
Île de Rêve, ‘a dream island’ acts as artistic inspiration and musical guidance for Private Agenda’s debut album: a collection of nine blissfully surreal, immersive downtempo tracks, a series of short stories in musical form, fictive and factual. Opening tracks ‘Bounty’ and ‘Sea Life’ echo the motion of waves splashing onto the shore of an idyllic atoll.‘Ultramarine’ meanwhile invites us to dive beneath the waves – a sort of musical immersion therapy. ‘Monsoon’ is a lonesome lament, the sound of rain trickling down the window. ‘Solitude’ continues the theme with its cool, sparse piano chords, ‘Malanai’ finds solace in the intricate beauty of stargazing as pathfinding before ‘P.S.R.‘(Point of Safe Return) completes the journey – a heady end to a deeply transcendent trip into an archipelagic cosmos.
Released on limited edition vinyl, ‘Île de Rêve’ will also be available digitally. There will also be a CD version which will include four additional tracks from the electronic duo’s ‘Aura’ EP.
Private Agenda is the eclectic, eccentric pop project of Sean Phillips and Martin Aggrowe. Based between London and Berlin,the pair have crafted their alluring and versatile sound over a series of releases on labels includingInternational Feel Recordings (DJ Harvey, Todd Terje) – home to their debut single Deja Vu; Needwant (Robert Owens, Kim Ann Foxman) and Wall of Sound (Grace Jones, Röyksopp). Meanwhile, they’ve collaborated with acts as diverse as cosmic-disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli, London indie-funk outfit, Stats and Berghain-resident Massimiliano Pagliara.
Equally adaptable on the live circuit, the duo have shared the stage with emerging talents Parcels and Park Hotel and performed club shows in some of Europe’s leading venues, such as Robert Johnson and Dalston Superstore.
They are set to play live shows over the coming months and the pair have also recorded an exclusive mix for The Balearia Show on Ibiza Radio. The mix will be broadcast on the 3rd of July at 1300 BST and is available to listen here www.ibizasonica.comand 95.2 FM
JUL 18TH IN-STORE ALBUM LAUNCH – LOVE VINYL, LONDON (6PM TILL 8PM)