Berlin based sound-maestro Niklas Kramer, otherwise known as Still Parade is taking his dreamy psych-pop sound into the realm of mid-80s soundscapes with his new EP, Kindness. This after his release of 2017’s low-key acclaimed Concrete Vision album along with a plethora of shows and festivals all over Europe. This latest EP also serves as Kramer’s first music release in over a year. The EP was recorded in just five days and serves as an spiritual interlude that bridges Concrete Vision and a new full-length album slated to release in 2018. In regards to the concept, Niklas’ explains:
After working on a new album for most of the year and just feeling stuck for awhile I felt the urge to focus on something else for awhile. I started revisiting unreleased and unfinished songs I had written over the last few years. I rearranged parts, changed some of the words and sequenced the instruments and then recorded them straight to tape. I tried to keep the process as straightforward as possible and not to overthink any of my decisions. I always want to make music that is real to me and these song capture the feeling of this one weird week in August.
Today, we debut the project’s first single, “Should Have Known.” Listen in below and let us know what you think in the comment section.
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