Roland Appel strikes out on his own with a debut solo album Talk To Your Angel due out next month.
Appel cut his production teeth alongside the likes of Christian Prommer, Peter Kruder and Rainer Truby as part of broken-beat, nu-jazz and electronica outfits like Fauna Flash, Voom:Voom and Truby Trio, before eventually deciding to go it alone. The move was a good one with 'Dark Soldier' even earning props as one of RA's top cuts of 2007.
The albums title hints at Appel’s newfound path as solo producer: “When you are working alone you sometimes want to talk to someone - but on the other hand you don’t want to talk to them, because you really enjoy being alone. It’s then that it becomes clear to you that you can talk to your angel”.
Talk To Your Angel is a collection of mostly dancefloor cuts that meld song structures with Appel's influences: techno, house, soul, disco and house. The nine-tracker includes past singles Dark Soldier and Unforgiven, as well as current 12" Inner Soul.
01 Inner Soul [Slow Version]
04 New Love
06 Lost Valley
07 Dark Soldier
09 Child Song
Roland Appel's 'Talk To Your Angel is released on Sonar Kollektiv on June 16, 2008.