Warm Graves (DE)
Warm Graves was brought to life by Leipzig-based composer Jonas Wehner in 2012. Following their epic 2014 debut ‘Ships Will Come’, the band soon found themselves touring with the likes of Exploded View and Moon Duo and sharing stages with The Soft Moon, Crystal Stilts, Efterklang & Moonface, among many others. As well as UK/EU headline tours of their own, they appeared at a number of international festivals – including The Great Escape, ATP, Iceland Airwaves and Roskilde.
Having spent the last few years working quietly in the shadows, on February 25 2022 Warm Graves will return with their second album, ‘Ease’, on the UK label Fuzz Club Records. The seven-year gestation between the two albums brings with it a transformation in the creative process of Warm Graves, much like the human body exchanges its cells every seven years – our human bodies being both the same and wholly other.
Where 2014’s ‘Ships Will Come’ (also reissued in 2021 by Fuzz Club) dealt in ethereal, dream-like atmospherics guided by an operatic choir, ‘Ease’ offers a collection of harsher, more experimental electronic works touching on dark ambient drone, austere coldwave and synthesised kosmische musik. As the first single ‘Neon’ shows, the transitions in this new LP are more violent than before, expressing the difficult personal and social upheavals of its composition period: « Those 7 years didn’t pass lightly. Life took a lot of turns and I had a lot to learn. It’s all in there compressed in 9 tracks. »