German Producer Christian Löffler Releases Gorgeous New LP “Graal”
Every once in a while an artist comes along who absolutely captivates our musical minds and stimulates our sonic imagination. German producer Christian Löffler is one such artist. We had the pleasure of witnessing Löffler’s incredible live performance firsthand when he performed at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. We were utterly blown away by the level of musicianship and creativity on display and now we are thrilled to finally get our hands on his new LP, Graal (Prologue) out now via Ki-Records.
Löffler has already released two gorgeous videos for “Like Water (feat Mohna)” and “Ry”, the two lead singles off of this latest project. Löffler has a distinct and uncanny ability to manipulate mood and sonic textures with his wonderful soundscapes. Bordering between minimal, techno and deep house, Löffler has a refined sound that is emotive, intricate and organic. Add to that mix a penchant for incorporating perfectly placed ethereal vocals, and you have a recipe for a truly lush and intoxicating artistic ethos.
A visual artist and painter, Christian drew sketches for each song on “Graal (Prologue)”: the dry minimal techno for “Ry,” the floral and piercing “Bird,” the eerie “Like Water,” the romantic solitude on “Running,” the spectral and damp “Refu,” the warpy and sharp “Graal”. He feeds his music with his art, drawings and paintings that help him express his creativity. On this new LP, he’s drawing lines of sound from deep ambient house and psychedelic neo-classical minimal techno.
“Graal (Prologue)” is not born solely of his creative urges. It stems from frustration, and a sense that while touring he no longer had the mental space or downtime to let his creativity flourish. Following an intense period of live concerts, Löffler would find himself focusing on visual art – painting, drawing, but absolutely no music.
“Graal” is, as denoted by ‘Prologue’, just a prelude – a second companion album will be released before the end of the year. The idea is for the whole project to have an organic dichotomy – while Graal was created on the road (Löffler likens it to a travel diary), the follow-up will be a classic studio album, created in his home recording space. It will come illustrated with paintings.