HEIDEMANN - "Orphan" EP (stream) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

26 August 2014

Backed only by synths, bass, and analog drum machines, HEIDEMANN lets her strong vocals soar on her debut EP.
 

Brooklyn-based (who isn’t these days?) musician Monika Heidemann, who records under the all-caps HEIDEMANN, peddles in emotive-synth driven music that emphasizes her voice. The instrumental backing to her music, comprised of synths, bass, and analog drum programming, is largely unobtrusive, allowing her voice to rise to the forefront and create a somewhat brooding mood. Orphan, her debut EP, forms a clear statement of intent in this regard.
  
In addition to three originals, there’s also a cover of “The Visitors”, the title cut from ABBA‘s highly underrated last studio recording. The song’s melancholy is an ideal fit for the HEIDEMANN originals that it stands alongside.

HEIDEMANN says of the music of Orphan EP,  “The lost demons stole my demos and took them to a far off time. These are the songs I can remember best.”


Orphan EP is out on September 2nd.

 

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