Dorian Concept - What We Do For Others LP


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“What We Do For Others” is the third studio album by the Austrian producer and synthesizer savant Dorian Concept, famed for his singular, beautifully detailed sonic tapestries and wild, utterly joyful live keyboard jam videos. It’s a relaxed, quietly confident and intimate record, founded on delightfully loose arrangements, feedbacked soundscapes and blessed with snatches of cryptic vocals that are presented more as additional instrumentation rather than lyrical phrases. All the elements and layers were recorded without interruptions and deliberately not edited. “I think that's why parts of it really sound live-bandish,” says Oliver. “It's me playing keys, singing and using fx-units to create these freeform compositions.”

Based in Vienna, Johnson has been a stalwart of the experimental jazz/electronic scene that has flourished and diversified in the orbit of Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder label. With early releases on Kindred Spirits imprint Nod Navigators and Affine, Johnson played Brainfeeder’s earliest international label nights in 2009 forming a strong family bond with the Brainfeeder crew. Oliver contributed production to Thundercat’s “The Golden Age of Apocalypse”, played keys on Flying Lotus’s seminal album “Cosmogramma” and has toured in the live bands of both FlyLo and The Cinematic Orchestra. He also contributed keys on MF DOOM's "lunchbreak" which was produced by Mssrs. Ellison and Bruner. Most recently he collaborated with another don of future-facing electronics – Mark Pritchard – to compose music for Damien Jalet's contemporary dance performance "Kites" at the Gotheborg Operan and worked with one of the world’s leading ensembles for contemporary music – Klangforum Wien – composing and performing a piece called “Hyperopia” at TRANSART Festival 2020 in Austria.