CD: Family With 3 Hearts
Flowing like the cool summer breeze that blows over the Mediterranean Island (or can use Balearic Island) of Formentera where he lives, Swiss musician Massivan steps forward with his fourth solo album ‘Family With 3 Hearts’. Filled with lounge, house and jazz influences, this shimmering long player is released in Australia by One World Music 14th July 2011.
Born the son of a Italian violinist living in Switzerland, early on Massivan enjoyed a classical education, starting with the violin at the age of six, then later also the drums. Stepping into audio-engineering and DJ’ing, his music career took a big step forward when in 2000 when he co-founded the label ‘Modest Records’. Releasing five singles on the label under the pseudonym ‘Josef’s Ruhe’, one of them, ‘Zurihorn’, was charted and played around the world by several high ranking djs including John Digweed, Sasha, Timo Maas and Steve Lawler.
After a collaborative effort with Jens Andersson under the guise ‘Calmstreet’ which resulted in the pop lounge album ‘Third Wave’ released in 2002, Massivan turned his attention back to his own musical works, releasing his first solo album called ‘Daylife’ in 2005 where he blended jazzy-chill-house with latin-beats. In 2006 he released his second solo album called ‘Massenwahn’ which saw him once again shift his musical focus to pure club-music, a mixture of electro-pop and psychedelic-trance. In 2007 for his third solo album ‘Wide’ Massivan again looked to further his scope, involving several live musicians to create a down-tempo classic that has heavy doses of jazz throughout.
The mood of ‘Family With 3 Hearts’ is inspired by the sun and endless summer nostalgia that comes from Massivan’s life on his sundrenched island home. With vocals and carefully placed samples loosely flowing together over beats and soundscapes, this album is as delicate as it is captivating.
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|Dimensions||20 × 1 × 20 cm|