The past two weeks we stayed in Norway to visit friends and family. One of our jogging paths led us to a lake in a valley with a wonderful echo. Of course we had to try to capture that amazing ambience on video:
Behind the scenes we have worked a lot for other musicians during the past months – now it’s about time to release a new song, just to show that we are still alive and kickin’ as Lightshifters! So here you’ll get it: Our personal summer hit „Lovereaper“!
It is a special and exciting day for us today, and we´re thrilled to share with you 蔡健雅 Tanya Chua´s new song/music video «Strange Species»! Michael´s dark electronic arrangement is perfectly molded to Tanya´s wonderful song and beautiful longing vocals. Narrating the world we live in today, how alienated and distanced we´ve become in a seemingly cold technological world. How to find a way back again to the core, to oneself and people of the same kind.
Producer: 安棟, Tanya 蔡健雅
Arranged: Michael Pfirrmann, 安棟
Additional recording– Drums Percussion: Quinn
Recorded at NRG Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Engineered: Kyle Hoffmann
Mixed by Richard Furch at the mixHaus studios, Los Angeles
Assisted by Jorel Corpus
We want to keep you informed, what is happening in the Lightshifters universe! This is another BIG NEWS for us: I (Michael) had the pleasure to arrange the song “Strange Species” for the award-winning Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua. My purpose has been to create an atmospheric electronic soundscape that fits to her inspiring lyrics and vocals. It turned out that this song has been chosen to be the first single from the new album! Wow… what a great honor!!
Tanya Chua, resided in Taiwan, has started to promote the release of her new album “Aphasia” with a YouTube clip – the album will be released on November the 13th. Enjoy some impressions from the recording- and mixing-sessions in Los Angeles and listen to a snippet of “Strange Species”!
This is just 50% Lightshifters news, but actually quite big for both of us: Marthe Borge-Lunde Pfirrmann and her Norwegian collaborator Klaus Lunde feel honoured to announce that their track „Goodbye“ is part of the latest compilation by Café del Mar „Dreams 8“. The song originally has been released on their EP „Let Silence Roam“. This is another step towards more attention and a bigger audience – the music deserves it!
Peek into our studio: Michael is about to finish the work on the next single. Stay tuned for more!
Apple finally managed to update iTunes and Apple Music! We are now able to share stuff in our newsfeed like Trent Reznor or other big acts, who have a special deal with them (maybe Trent just uses the latest iPhone, who knows…). But anyway: Welcome to our Connect page on Apple Music. Don’t forget to follow us there or on our other social media platforms to stay informed!
Exciting news: Our new single with the tracks „Flickering Lights“ and „Eternal Mortals“ is officially released today, the 27th of March (digital release). Check it out on iTunes or Amazon for example or follow us on Spotify! Of course you can visit our page on Bandcamp, download it here, if you would like to support us directly.
We are very happy to announce our new single with the tracks „Flickering Lights“ and „Eternal Mortals“. It will be officially released as a digital download worldwide on the 27th of March. But we couldn’t wait and made it available already exclusively on Bandcamp – you can stream and download it here! Pass it on, share it, leave a comment, give us a sign, when you like it – there are Flickering Lights!
Once again we have been asked by German music magazine Orkus! to add a Lightshifters song to the CD-Compilation that comes with the magazine. It turned out that they love the song „Fire“ very much, which is the second song on our Single-CD „The Storm“. We agreed that it really deserves more attention and feel honoured by such a great feedback! So watch out for Orkus! No. 10 and find our song „Fire“ on Orkus!-Compilation 102.