LEA PORCELAIN Debut Album Hymns To The Night Out Today

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“piercingly visceral…sets a melancholy vocal against a sweep of mournful, majestic strings – shades of The xx and early New Order” – BlackBook

“a sumptuous universe unto itself” – AdHoc

“as quixotic as a lucid dream” – Stereogum

“carries a dreamlike quality, synthesizers buzzing to create something stunning and unique” – CLRVYNT

After two years in the making, Lea Porcelain’s debut full-length album, Hymns To The Nightis finally here. It was written and recorded in Berlin’s FUNKHAUS, a broadcasting house created under Soviet supervision that now houses the world’s biggest recording studio. Hymns To The Night bends genres, yet every song works together, playing with very different moods.  Lea Porcelain describe their sound as “atmospheric, cinematic and melancholic”.

Before Lea Porcelain, project members Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus were working within completely separate musical spheres. Bracht was a successful techno producer touring the world, Nikolaus a go-to independent musician, navigating between Berlin and the rest of the world.

Lea Porcelain aim to make “universal” music; songs people can treasure in day, night, between different states of mind. They want to make music for “the entire world”, and this partly stems from a globe-trotting past.  No matter the genre, range of instruments or sound palette, their presence is unmistakable. Every song is tied together by the duo’s ethos, their free approach towards making music.  In the standout moments of their debut, everything spills outwards, drums cascading into the distance, a cross between self-destruction and complete euphoria.

Earlier this week Lea Porcelain unveiled a stunning remix of their album track “Bones”, courtesy of acclaimed Leeds electronic collective Vessels – listen here. Make sure to check out their latest video for “A Year From Here” which questions “how time affects lives and how we deal with it“. Lea Porcelain explain, “Probably one of the most important and primal challenges for humankind is dealing with age and evanescence.”


Lea Porcelain 

Hymns To The Night

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1 – Out Is In

2 – Bones

3 – A Year From Here

4 – Warsaw Street

5 – Similar Familiar

6 – White Noise

7 – The Love

8 – A Faraway Land

9 – Remember

10 – 12th Of September

11 – Loose Life

12 – Endlessly

WATCH: ‘This Is Lea Porcelain. A Portrait By Ramon Haindl’

An intimate visual portrait of the band living and recording in FUNKHAUS Berlin

Lea Porcelain EU Live Dates:

June 17: Augsburg, Germany – Modular Festival

June 26: Paris, France – Grand Rivage

July 16: Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival

Aug 25-27: Reading & Leeds

Sept 1: Bingly, UK – Bingly Music Live

Oct 2: Rostock, Germany – Mau (MusikExpress Club Tour)

Lea Porcelain Online: Facebook Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

Featured Photo: Micki Rosi Richter

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