New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of “Silver As It Was Before,” the debut 3-track EP out May 21 on Mute. Here is the new video for the first track “Braid”.
“Braid,” a collaboration with French techno producer and artist Terence Fixmer is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”
Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist Thomas Cohen who began several years ago to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation built loosely around the concept of ‘mass.’ This project eventually grew into Sylph, an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.
Pre-order “Silver As It Was Before” here.
Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.
Together with techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff, and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs set for release through 2021.