What an interesting journey it has been for Andreas Buchner & Sebastian Oberst. The longtime Berlin-Vienna friends began exploring their musical dalliances with guitars. They eventually gravitated from six-string toward synths and DJing. In the process, they’ve honed their left field sound, a smart pastiche of subterranean house and techno.
The fruit of the pair’s hard work can be heard on their upcoming debut album, Sfumato, due out March 1 via Hold Your Ground/Audiolith. The title takes its name from a painting technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Blank Follows Blank,” an evocative synth-driven slow boil of track, from the upcoming full-length album.
Here’s what Oberst & Buchner had to say about the cut: “‘Blank Follows Blank’ is a tribute to the power void, to ideas disappearing over time and to space collapsing — a blank paper that is crumbled up and thrown into the bin to start a fresh one.”