Berlin based Thomas Azier gives his icy productions an equally cold, video treatment in this video for "Red Eyes".
Thomas Azier is an electronic-pop artist based in Berlin. Early in 2012 he released his debut EP Hylas 001 featuring the single "Red Eyes", a live favorite of audiences across Europe and the United States. The follow-up EP Hylas 002 was released in October 2012 and again appeared on his label Hylas Records/BMG.
Azier is now set to release his new single "Ghostcity" taken from his forthcoming debut album the third part within the Hylas trilogy due in January 2014. ''Ghostcity" is a powerful play between hope and despair with strong synthetic melodies that sound like Berlin in the year 2060. Recorded in an old Soviet factory to capture desolation, sounds derived from the past turn into the future. Like all of his tracks "Ghostcity" is composed, written & produced by the 25-year old multi-instrumentalist himself.
Growing up in a small town in the Netherlands, Azier began making music because there really wasnt anything else to do. Too broke to buy analogue gear, and hungry for a means of expression, Azier, like many young musicians today, began producing tracks on his computer. At 19, Azier moved to Berlin on a nave and ambitious whim. Immediately inspired by the pulse and atmosphere of the city, he began experimenting with his voice, also adding new equipment to his practice. Layering his productions with dramatic symphonic vocals, and an aggressive number of synthesizers, his work began to tell the stories of his new life, the music communicating this evolution with emotive, passionate, unabashed fervor.
Exploring the inherent power of pop and its ability to transcend, communicate, and affect the masses, Thomas Aziers epic sound is both nostalgic, and current. Bridging the analogue and digital worlds with symphonic precision, his music is an anthem for the present, pulling from the past, looking to the future, a synthesis of time, sound, and story. Pop music, which sways between hope and despair - speaking of the nuanced permutations of youths mood and feeling and revisiting the sparkle and magic of the so often underestimated genre.