Young Magic is the sonic pairing between Indonesian vocalist, Melati Malay and Australian producer, Isaac Emmanuel. Although currently based in New York, the eclectic outfit has recorded music whilst traversing the four corners of the earth.
Back in 2007 Isaac began playing with percussionist Michael Italia (who later left the band), meeting Melati in 2009 for the first time. After debuting a series of 7” releases on Carpark Records in 2011, the band took the stage at Iceland Airwaves and began touring globally, including main support tours with Youth Lagoon and Purity Ring.
Producing as a trio now, February 2012 saw the release of their full length, Melt with the likes of NPR, BBC, New York Times, XLR8R and a plethora of other publications and blogs singing the album’s praises.
The group’s immersive visual show continued to expand throughout 2012 and 2013 with performances at Berghain, Austin Psych Fest and The Brooklyn Museum.
This year, the duo presents a new gift from their explorations in their sophomore release, Breathing Statues. The album navigates through a labyrinth of phantom harmonies and crystalline beats, with cover artwork by longtime collaborator Leif Podhajsky.
Recorded in fragments through Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland and finished in their home studio in New York, Breathing Statues is a lush and distinctive collection that colors the world a new soundscape.[vimeo 94674793 w=620&h=300] The band currently tours with Bolivian born New York based percussionist Daniel Alejandro Siles Mendoza, we are happy to welcome them in Berlin on 4th of August at Sommerloft.
Support will come from And The Golden Choir aka Berlin based producer and musician Tobias Siebert plus a dozen of imagined alter egos. He plays various instruments, records themself, presses the result on vinyl and runs these records on stage, wonderfully crackling and powerful. Instead of a band.
Presented by Loft Concerts & Digital in Berlin. Check out our facebook page to win tickets.
Sommerloft w/ Young Magic & And The Golden Choir
Monday, August 4th 2014 | 20:00 CET
Badeschiff | Eichenstraße 4 | 12435 Berlin