Phonettes releases cinematic debut EP
Phonettes is the project around the songs of Amsterdam based singer-songwriter and film composer Daan Hofman. About two years ago he started writing material from scratch with only an analog synthesizer, two guitars and a computer. He sings, plays all instruments, and wrote and produced all the tracks of the EP Algorithm Love, which have been released as singles over 2019.
The songs of Phonettes are shaped by minimalistic beats with dreamy vocal choirs, pickin’ guitars and warm analog synth sounds, even flirting with laid back techno, but preserving the song as its beating heart.
The tracks on Algorithm Love:
Wide Awake is a mix of an acoustic song with electronics. Analog synth sounds are circling around the whisper of an acoustic guitar in this brittle song about the clear visions that a sleepless night can bring, If the Stranger Things soundtrack was composed by Sufjan Stevens and featured a unique warm voiced singer with whiffs of David Sylvian, this is what it would sound like.
First Delight is a new-wavish synthpop song, celibrating the spark of youth. On the outer borders of childhood, where we were high on life and restless from everything that was to come.
Algorithm Love is the title track of the EP. This ballad on romantic love in the age of online dating, floats in an ambient modular choir towards the edges of the dancefloor.
Morning Brings New is the only lovesong of the EP. A deep and smooth vocal is floating over minimalistic patterns, where dreamy choirs finally celebrate the glory of a new found love.
Now We've Lost It All takes the listener back to early Pink Floyd 60s days.
Make Up Your Mind is a gospel with a twist. Modular synths and minimal beats bring salvation to a troubled soul.
Algorithm Love (EP) is released on BERT music (a division of TCBYML)
"Could have been out of a 60's French romance film." - Comeherefloyd (USA)