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Nebula

by August Rosenbaum

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“Nebula is a theme for the future. To me it’s a dream of floating in infinite darkness - somewhere between a space odyssey and a fever dream, both heavy and weightless. When I close my eyes I see images from Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Both of which are among my all-time favourite soundtracks” says August.

“Nebula” opens with a string-section playing a short but overwhelmingly beautiful intro that suddenly warps into a minimalist groove governed by the heartbeats of the bass drum and a calm and steady guitar. While the melody is instrumental it still has a talking feel to it. It sounds almost like a computer telling a sad memory. As the theme builds, more and more layers are added to the arrangement before the song morphs into the final part where haunting harmonies and rising dynamics sustain and increase the tension even further. And then it’s suddenly all over and we, the listeners, float into outer space.

“I played the melody five times on top of each other to give it that hesitant feeling. Dorit Chrysler played the theremin, adding some extra stardust on the end part. I remember the singer Kimbra walked into the studio at one point while we were recording and just stood there for 10 minutes listening as if she had landed on another planet.”

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released June 16, 2017

August Rosenbaum (synths, organ)
Thomas Drayton (bass)
Hans Hvidberg (drums)
Thomas Lea (violin, viola)
Claire Courchene (cello)
Dorit Chrysler (theremin)
All other instruments by August Rosenbaum & Robin Hannibal

Produced by Robin Hannibal
Arrangements by August Rosenbaum and Robin Hannibal

Mixed by C.T. and R.H. at Rumours, NYC
Mastered by Dave Kutch at Mastering Palace (NYC)

Recorded between 2011-2016 at The Ship Studio (LA) by
Aaron Espinoza, Rummet (Copenhagen, LA) by Robin Hannibal, Red Bull Studios (NYC) by Caleb Laven, and The Village (Copenhagen) by Bjørn Gjessing

Edited by Robin Hannibal and Robert Castillo

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August Rosenbaum Copenhagen, Denmark

August Rosenbaum is one of the most well respected minds in modern Danish music. He has won several Danish
Music Awards for his solo projects, performed at the acclaimed Sónar Festival, and his solo album Heights was
nominated for the 2014 Nordic Music Prize and National Danish Critics’ Award. 2017 will see a new solo project by
August produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar a.o.).
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