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Following an introduction to the label via their contribution to the label's 15 year anniversary compilation earlier in the year, Berlin collective Dawn Mok will release their debut album 'Eternal Lov
Following an introduction to the label via their contribution to the label's 15 year anniversary compilation earlier in the year, Berlin collective Dawn Mok will release their debut album 'Eternal Love' on Dial Records in November.
Dawn Mok producer and founder Felix Mura describes the Berlin-based group as an 'open collective' with roots in the German capital, Seoul, Virginia, Bangkok and California. Further current core members in addition to Mura are Bundi and Kathy Kwon - the former provides Eternal Love's vocals, while classically-trained pianist Kwon will be contributing keys and vocals to a future project. Both were involved in the process of producing this first LP, which follows an enthusiastic response to 'Like Thoughts or Moments We'll Fall', the closing track of Dial's 'All' compilation released in June 2015. The RnB-inflected production was picked out by many as a high point of the collection, and teased what follows in Eternal Love's journey into deep and dark shades beyond the genre.
Produced over the course of a year, mixed with Ville Haimala aka Renaissance Man, mastered by PAN's Rashad Becker, and with artwork by Dan DeNorch, the album is primarily the product of the combination of producer Mura and vocalist Bundi:
"While coming from an entirely different background, in this album working with the vocals of Bundi - who is much inspired by artists ranging from Prince and D'Angelo to old and new generations of RnB music - I've somewhat acquired a production method of elimination. I've tried to sift through rhythmic and tonal relationships, and shape the sounds to end up with re-contextualized musical and sonic references. Not with the aim of re-approaching them, but to employ the (often just emotional) connotations of each chosen element as part of the songwriting itself, thus ending up with something I felt was formally interconnecting with many moments of music history, but not indulging in formulaic approaches." - Felix Mura, Dawn Mok