All Hail the Silence Tap Old-School Analog Synths for 'Diamonds In the Snow': Video Premiere


"Our 14-year-old selves are completely dying," BT says about All Hail the Silence, his new duo with BBMAK's Christian Burns. Their first single "Diamonds within the Snow," whose video premieres solely under, is simply out, forward the debut album, Daggers, which comes Jan. 18.

The pleasure is about each the music -- drawn from childhood heroes similar to Depeche Mode, Erasure, the Blue Nile, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League and extra of the '80s synth-pop ilk -- and the reception from these friends. Depeche Mode and Erasure co-founder Vince Clarke, in reality, has performed a remix for one of many different Daggers tracks (the probably subsequent single), whereas Howard Jones can be taking AHTS on the street subsequent summer season for a bundle tour with the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey.

"So lots of our heroes have come out of the woodwork, saying, 'I hear you're engaged on one thing we're gonna like,'" BT tells Billboard. "Literally heroes of ours from being youngsters, individuals I listened to driving round on a BMX bike in suburban Maryland, are telling me, 'You're onto one thing nice right here.'" Christian provides that, "It's simply so wonderful for us to get a nod of appreciation from these individuals. It's good, they usually're reaching out and eager to work with us, which is so thrilling."

The seeds of AHTS have been planted when BT and Christian toured Europe with Tiesto "many moons in the past." They started buying and selling musical concepts and hatching plans, finally beginning to report about 5 years in the past, independently and with out a label deal, within the basement Baltimore studio of a reclusive buddy of BT's who owns an in depth assortment of analog synthesizers -- "Cooler than any of the opposite synthesizer museums on the market," BT says. They shoehorned work in when their schedules allowed, cooking up an estimated 18 tracks beneath arduous circumstances. "There was not a pc used on this report," BT experiences. "I used to be there with patch cables round my neck. Every single sound was performed stay, straight to tape, typically as much as two days recording a tune. It was really a labor of affection. I'm extra happy with it than another undertaking I've performed -- and that's saying one thing."

The "Diamonds within the Snow" video, in the meantime, was helmed by Ukrainian director Histibe, who put collectively a collection of impressionistic photos to enhance what Christian calls "a hopeful tune...about somebody who's a bit misplaced and truly doing one thing about that and turning issues round." BT felt that the director's "languid artwork movies" labored properly with the monitor. "A variety of the lyrics Christian writes are type of cloaked, however these are so poignant and literal we thought it could be actually lovely for us to make one thing that was extra of dreamy kind of expertise," he notes.

BT says AHTS plans to make a video for each monitor 14 tracks on Daggers, together with some directed by he and Burns. And by the point the duo hits the street, they're hoping the music can be well-ingrained in followers. "This is only a nice creative expression for each of us," BT says. "It's exterior of what we're recognized for, however close to and expensive to our hearts, the music that made us fall in love with music within the first place. And it's type of well timed due to all of the synthesizer focus in pop music once more proper now. We're simply friggin' excited to share it with the world."