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SIRS returns to his own Sirsounds Records imprint with arguably his most evocative work to date, serving two sumptuous original compositions on the searingly personal 'Moments Of Life EP’.
Berlin-based musical polymath Daniel Klein is SIRS (Sounds In Real Stereo), and his project has won over an abundance of admirers across the dance underground in recent years, with DJ Harvey, Sean Johnston, Palms Trax, and Roman Flügel just some of those regularly championing his far-reaching sounds. He's produced and remixed for benchmark labels including Public Possession, Live at Robert Johnson, Compost, Future Disco, and Music for Dreams, and has been drafted to remix artists as diverse as 2raumwohnung and Ennio Morricone. His latest release arrives on the label he launched in 2017 to provide a home for his effervescent output as well as choice titles and remixes from the likes of Lovebirds, Tiger & Woods, and Residentes Balearicos among others.
'Moments Of Life' begins with an emotionally charged tribute to his former lover, Anna, who tragically passed away on May 1st, 2021 following a battle with cancer. Named after the Russian word for Istanbul, 'Stambul (The Flowers Of The Garden)' reminisces of treasured time the pair spent in their “city of love” during the throes of the pandemic. With most borders closed, Istanbul was the only place they could travel to from their respective homes in Moscow and Berlin. The music vividly conjures surreal moments they spent wandering the deserted streets of the usually bustling city – memories SIRS earnestly channels in the song's powerfully emotive intro.
Providing vocals on 'Stambul' is Stockholm-based poet, singer and songwriter Aino, whose 'Gingko' track – released by her two-piece Askel & Aino – was a favourite of Daniel and Anna's. Her bewitching vocal glides over a sumptuous backing track of delicately woven instrumentation, with haunting string solos soaring over Latin guitar as
infectious slap bass and live drums maintain the groove. The profoundly beautiful song arrives in three iterations, with the 'Instrumental Version' allowing the intricate musicality to take centre stage while the 'Radio Edit' should ensure Klein's heartfelt message is heard far and wide.
Completing a stunning release, the life-affirming waves of 'Marimar' serve as a gorgeously fitting counterpoint to the EP's introspective mood. Set to a stirring tempo, shimmering synth melodies saunter across a crisp disco rhythm as optimistic bass notes and emotive chords combine for a sublime yet discreetly poignant dancefloor celebration.
This most intimate of releases sees SIRS lays his soul bare while displaying staggering range. The results are nothing short of enchanting.
written & Produced by SIRS / Aino Collmar
Vocals by Aino Collmar
Strings performed and recorded by Layer Bows
Fender Rhodes by Lovebirds
Guitars by Wolle
Mastered by Lopazz
dedicated to Marija
Life has developed, leaving behind time. Memories are saved in the heart.
Daniel met Marija (Marimar) in January 2022 and since then she became a strong hold and support in his new life. With her help Daniel could get out of depressing moments and creative holes.
written & Produced by SIRS
Guitars by Wolle
Mastered by Lopazz