Following the release of their excellent new album Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren on Karaoke Kalk earlier in the year, the husband and wife duo Donna Regina come to Ausland in Prenzlauer Berg for a record release concert this October. Support comes from swedish artist Molly Nilsson which makes this an excellent double bill of alternative pop songs.
Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren is Donna Regina’s 7th album on Karaoke Kalk and over their many releases the band has clearly perfected the electronic pop format. Their latest offering is packed full of delightful nuances both in the lyrical content and the production as well as in the arrangements. For the first time in their production history they let somebody else do the mixes, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek who also co – produced the album.
They met him while they were touring in Poland and liked his work a lot. He later released on Miasmah, Gusstaff and Ghostly International and of course he adds a completely different – his personal – touch to the production. All told, this is a powerful collection of songs which once again demonstrates Donna Regina’s enormous appeal.
Molly Nilsson has been running her own label and producing her own music since 2007, releasing 5 albums, several eps and producing evocative videos that elaborate on the themes she is obsessed by. The music released under own moniker is a heartfelt rendering of romanticized pop music, gloriously DIY in method and honest in practice. Clearly influenced by the minimal synthesizer pop of the 80s but also adept at timeless melancholic song writing, each song presents a compact sound world which twinkles with a sense of loneliness and the warmth of its opposite.
Since her first DIY releases Nilsson’s music has been gathering pace in the underground pop world’s consciousness. In 2011 John Maus acknowledged her songwriting by duetting with her on ‘Hey Moon,’ a Nilsson original that was included on his third album ‘We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves.’ Molly Nilsson’s latest album “The Travels” was released June 21st 2013 on DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION and NIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS.
Donna Regina & Molly Nilsson
Presented by AmStart
Wednesday, 8th October 2014 | 20:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg