Mon, 16 Sep 2013  /  Post a comment
With the announcement of Clara Moto's latest album release on inFine Records (4th Nov) comes its slow, pumping opener, "How We Live in Each Other."
Clara Moto first stepped into the spotlight with her stunning debut album 'Polyamour' on InFiné in 2010. Intimate and fragile, yet all the while joyful, witty and immediate, the album offered a fresh, intelligent and decidedly female take on the predominantly male genre of techno music and received wide-spread praise throughout the music press.
Now, three years later, Clara returns with her second full-length, an album that is every bit as close up and personal as her debut, but at the same time more intricate and thoughtful, more introspective and melancholic than its predecessor. 'Blue Distance' is named after a line from a poem by Sylvia Plath and circles around the theme of remoteness. It is inspired by Clara's own experience of frequent relocation and travel, but also by the distance that a musician feels separating her from her listeners, and the constant longing – and ultimate impossibility – to bridge this gap with one's work.
'How We Live In Each Other' starts off the album with an impressive recombination of Clara Moto's musical DNA. What starts out as a subtle ambient piece of bleepy synths and layered choirs swiftly shifts gears half-way through the track, as a slow pumping techno beat provides the rhythmic backing to hypnotic vocals that have been recorded by Clara herself this time around.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013  /  Post a comment
'Disposable Darling' is taken from Clara Moto's forthcoming EP, 'Joy Departed', out 2nd Sept on inFine Records.
Three years ago, Clara Moto´s debut album 'Polyamour' was released on InFiné to critical acclaim. The Austrian Dj-producer, who has since spread her roots and settled in Berlin, is about to open a new chapter with 'Joy Departed', which will be out on InFiné on September 3rd. These 5 new tracks are a mixture of emotional house and intimate down-tempo, and are the perfect companion for summertime.
The eponymous track sneaks between cinematic ambient and restrained post-dubstep, guiding the listener through a surreal dialogue of deep bass and crystalline waves. Clara rarely sings on her tracks but when she does, she excels.'Disposable Darling' is equally heady and melancholic, simply a piece of pure enjoyment.
Timeless gems always give timeless cover versions. In 'Wicked Games' (originally by Chris Isaak), Clara orchestrates an unexpected parade between Lee Burton (previously heard on the latest single of Danton Eeprom) and her long-time vocal partner Mimu, while 'For the Love We Lost' is a deliciously hypnotic ballad. Clara is at her best when dealing with love and pain. Tailored for the dance floor, 'Shade' bring us between the Pantheon of dreams and the baleares of techno delights.
Look out for Clara Moto's full length, 'Blue Distance', which will be out this Autumn.
'Joy Departed' EP Tracklisting
A1 – Wicked Game featuring Lee Burton & Mimu
A2 – Joy Departed
B1 – Shade
B2 – Disposable Darling
Tue, 20 Dec 2011  /  2 Comments
Download seven pre-release cuts from the Parisian label's upcoming schedule, including tracks by Clara Moto, Spitzer, Kid A and Downliners Sekt.
Mon, 20 Jun 2011  /  Post a comment
The Infinè producer talks to Soundwall about her lack of a place to call home, attending RBMA and studying literature (scroll for English version).
Tue, 18 May 2010  /  Post a comment
Young Austrian producer Clara Moto chats to electronique.it regarding her debut album "Polyamour" and her thoughts and feelings behind it.
Fri, 07 May 2010  /  Post a comment
Soothing ambient IDM lullabies. New album called Polyamour out on Infiné.
Clara Moto is from Graz in Austria and has been a minimal DJ, producer and liveact since 2004. She has already been invited to a number of festivals like Sónar and Montreaux Jazz Festival.
She also runs the label Houseverbot and been promoting the monthly event Birds at Postgarage which has become a renowned regular night of Graz minimal techno scene. Home label is French imprint Infiné.
Fri, 23 Apr 2010  /  Post a comment
As her debut LP is releaed on Agoria's Infine label, the Austrian producer tells Soonnight about the records which have sound tracked her life thus far, including the revelation it was Villalobos' 'Alchacofa' that she first began mixing with.