Out right now is the new (mini) album ‘Submersion’ from Berlin and London based avant-pop duo Private Agenda, on the Lo Recordings imprint. It’s a collection of re-compositions taken from their debut album ‘Île de Rêve’, with the help of some of downtempo’s most exciting talents. We’re delighted to be able to premiere the new video for experimental duo Delmer Darion’s take on Dependency right here on Backseat Mafia today.
Of the track, Delmer Darion’s Tom told us exclusively “When I first heard Île De Rêve, the motif from “Dependency” is what stayed with me in the days afterwards. It’s so light and delicate and sad, and is passed around and varied so nicely. We wanted to create a complementary piece that kept the motif as the driving force but took a different approach to the arrangement. So, we took a fragment of the motif, just the first phrase, and built a slower, more minimal arrangement around it. And rather than driving our arrangement through the motif from the start, we drove it towards the motif; the whole piece hints at it but the release is delayed until the end, where it finally plays out in full.”
What comes through is this beautifully delicate and melancholy slice of almost neo-classical ambience. The piano line which contains the motif nuzzles against you as strings and electronic bleed into eachother and give the whole thing an earthy, yet ethereal feeling. It’s beautifully done.
The accompanying video is equally as ambient and slow moving, the perfect accompaniment to the track itself. Check it out, here