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"Perfect for an hour spent brooding in front of a rain-splattered window at dusk."
"Though Fassine’s debut album has moments of almost supernatural beauty, it’s also shot through with the sinister…"
"Visual elements are a vital part of what Fassine create. They write in mind of a noir landscape, taking the listener
through a perfectly subtle darkness, imagined to a sound that connects with the listener in more than just the audible sense."
"'Palio' is a gorgeous, minimalist track - think Portishead's downbeat disquiet on Dummy with a touch of UNKLE's cinematic grandeur."
Fassine are soon to release their second album 'Gourami'. In the run up to the release the band have shared 'That Wave,' an industrial re-working of an original by XTC, taken from the album Nonsuch.
‘We are big fans of XTC and 'That Wave’ is a song so overflowing with ideas that we fell in love with it . The original has a wave-like feel and we wanted to see if we could do that too but in a much more chaotic and stormy fashion.’
Clash Magazine premiered the recent single Ursa Minor, an ode to David Bowie and say of the track:
'Fassine have a restrained yet wonderfully defined palette. Oppressive yet artful music of an electronic bent, the three-piece sit in a wonderfully British lineage of pop futurists. New album 'Gourami' is incoming, and it contains a direct yet rather subtle salute to one of the group's key influences. The loss of David Bowie robbed the music world of a true great, and new cut 'Ursa Minor' is a personal doff of the cap to the Thin White Duke’.
The first single from the incoming album, 'Feather Jesus' was shared earlier than expected due to an overwhelming response from people around the world after hearing the song on Fox’s hit show Lucifer.
'This is the first track to be taken from our new album, which is a departure from our debut, it's a more organic, human work’. 'Feather Jesus' is about death & loss and how people cope, celebrate and even embrace it’.
The London trio has only recently released their debut album, ‘Dialectik’ in June 2016, which saw them gain praise & support from Spin, Q Magazine, The 405, The Guardian, Gilles Peterson of BBC 6 Music and more.
‘Dialectik' features their debut single, ‘Sunshine’ that came with three distinct remixes from the likes of Jazzanova’s Alexander Barck & Comixxx, LA’s Thirftworks and Netherlands Julien Mier. This was followed by 2nd single, ‘Kelby’, accompanied by a stunning video titled, ‘Chase’, from director Lily Baldwin and starring model Edie Charles
Fassine have a keen ear for the cinematic, with their songs featuring as the backdrop of high-profile American TV drama’s: including Sky Atlantic’s 'The Following', Fox’s 'Lucifer', Sony’s 'The Art Of More' & more.
Lyrically dark and musically complex: the group has a hint of Trent Reznor’s influence, alongside other cinematic and lyrical qualities of UNKLE and the minimalistic bent of Berlin-era Bowie. Fassine’s sound is one of striking imagery that dares the listener to enter the group’s own stark world. Both singles above set the tone perfectly for their debut album, inspired by the typical British, cold and austere oppressive atmosphere breathed into 1970’s and 80’s TV dramas. Such dramas included: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy' and 'Edge Of Darkness', which were built in these vast settings with great distance. Connecting the dots, however, were all these tiny conversations.