The Düsseldorf duo BAR, consisting of Stabil Elite musician Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang, debuts with a musical hybrid between New Wave, Balearic, Shoegaze, Dream Pop and Noir Songwriting.
"Welcome to BAR" is recorded, produced and emotionally arranged on various synthesizers, the drums, with film soundtrack samples, vocal collages and instruments such as the pocket piano, which Croon and Irrgang became aware of in Los Angeles through their acquaintance with Diva Dompé, the daughter of Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins.
Passion can be felt in everything they say, sing and play. Passion for love, for nights in a neon glow, for dark pulsating bass lines, black and white romance, driving synth beats and the affectionately playful "À Rebours" – aestheticism with no objection to the natural.
released June 13, 2014
All tracks written, performed, recorded and produced by BAR
Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang, Düsseldorf 2013/14
Mixed by Lucas Croon at Horsepower Studio Düsseldorf
Masterd by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering Berlin
Artwort and photography by Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang
P&C 2014 by ITALIC. ITA099. LC 00728.
Published by ITALIC music publishing.