Taken from Transmission Response, the debut album from Hakon Adalsteinssonâ's latest project Following the recent release of "Transmission Response", his debut solo album under the electronics-focussed Diagram moniker, Hakon Adalsteinsson (who also plays in The Third Sound and The Brian Jonestown Massacre) is today releasing a new video for 'All Night', originally taken from the debut album. You can stream watch the video below. A departure from Hakon's more rock-oriented work, Hakon's first album as Diagram was inspired by the minimalism of Suicide, Chrome and 70s German electronica, as well as the film music of Angelo Badalamenti and John Carpenter. The industrial synth-pop on display during 'All Night', now released with an accompanying video, shows exactly that. Hakon says of the song: It's about being transfixed in a situation so you don't feel like you are in control anymore, like driving down an endless straight road and even if you know you could stop if you wanted to there is something won't let you. Originally hailing from Iceland, Hakon now resides in Berlin where's he's since debuted Diagram in a live setting. With a November German tour also in the works and set to be announced soon, the video for 'All Night' captures albeit in a suitably disorientating and effects-laden way Diagram's first show in his new home-town. Talking about the video, he says: 'All Night' was shot at our very first show by our friend Daisy Rickman but the footage was then made into a video by Theo Taylor. It's from the perspective of someone voyeuristically watching the footage during a late night drinking session. On how the Diagram project which exists in a different world to his psych-rock-infused work as frontman of The Third Sound and live guitarist for BJM came about, he continues: In the beginning, I had this one beat-up keyboard and limited knowledge of making electronic music so I was just learning as I went. As this was a process of exploration I ended up with around 40 song ideas before I even thought about making an album. After deciding I wanted to take things further I set upon the task of reworking all those ideas and cutting a lot of them to put together a record that worked as a whole, and "Transmission Response" is the result. Out now, you can buy Diagram's debut album on vinyl below.
Diagram November Shows 2019 15th Â Privat Club, Berlin (with A.S. Fanning) 25th Â Urgence Disk Records, Geneva 26th Bands of Friends, Giessen 27th La Mine, Strasbourg 28th Die Brse, Wuppertal (with Motorama) 29th Blau/Der Mannheim Kult, Mannheim 30th Kohi, Karlsruhe (with Motorama)
|HÃ¡kon AÃ°alsteinsson, best known for playing in The Third Sound, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Gunman & The Holy Ghost, has been busy working on a new electronic project under the Diagram moniker and weâ€™re super excited to be releasing the debut album, Transmission Response, on May 17th. To announce the release HÃ¡kon is now sharing the first cut from the album titled â€˜In My Heart, In My Soulâ€™. Detailing the self-recorded album, a marked departure from his usual rock-oriented work, HÃ¡kon states that â€œthe sound is inspired by the minimalism of Suicide, Chrome and 70s German electronica, as well as the film music of Angelo Badalamenti and John Carpenter.â€ The resulting album, clocking in at 12 tracks, is something to behold - veering between industrial post-punk, dystopian electronica and atmospheric dream-pop. Dealing more so in the latter, the first single offers four sublime minutes of oscillating synths and mechanic drum machine paired against lethargic echo-soaked vocals and chiming guitars. You can check it out below.||â€œIn the beginning, I had this one beat-up keyboard and limited knowledge of making electronic music so I was just learning as I went. As this was a process of exploration I ended up with around 40 song ideas before I even thought about making an album,â€ Hakon explains: â€œâ€˜In My Heart, In My Soulâ€™ is a song I did very early on in the process and one of the few that didnâ€™t change so much from the original idea when I first started thinking about these songs as part of an album. I added little things and did a little bit of fine-tuning regarding the sound, but I really wanted to keep the rawness of the original recording so I was careful not to make it sound too polished.â€|