The self-titled LP arrives one year after the producer's death.
Daso Franke died last April at age 37 after a battle with cancer. Connaisseur head Alex Flitsch was approached by Franke's father at the funeral, asking if Flitsch would release an album Franke finalised in the months before his death. (Franke had released a few records on the Frankfurt label over the years, including the 2007 Absinthe EP.) "We didn't decide on doing so lightly, knowing that the release of a post-mortem album can bring up certain issues," Flitsch says. "However, in the end, we agreed to do it, as we sincerely strive to create a final memento for Daso's musical legacy."
The label will be hosting a memorial and release party the day before the album's release, on Thursday, April 4th, at the Griessmühle record store Latitude Berlin.
Read Matt Unicomb's Rewind review of Daso's 2007 Meine IdeeEP, which is "among the greats."
See a teaser for the album, featuring a clip of "Danubian."
05. Burning Heart
06. Cotton feat. Anouk Visée
07. Hey Babe
09. My Pony
11. Tango O Tango
Connaisseur will release Daso on April 5th, 2019.