– 1. First Steps 11:09
– 2. 1859-1904 6:23
– 3. Motion 9:31
– 4. Fragile 8:33
– 5. Obsessive Compulsive 12:00
– 6. Insensible Crash 5:22
– 7. The Disease 8:24
– 8. The Hope 12:11
Mastered by Álex Gámez
SaffronKeira is a project established in 2008 by Eugenio Caria from the island of Sardinia, Italy. With SaffronKeira, Eugenio Caria lives out his passion of being a researcher of the possibility of expression offered by currently available technology. Indeed, in his tracks he experiments a lot with electronics and unconventional elements, which sometimes seem meaningless at first sight, but uncover their significance only on a closer examination. Combining subtle and sometimes even almost invisible rhythms with textures of sound he confidently moves between minimalistic pieces and classic ambient tracks which should please both the analytic ears and the listeners who just want to dive into the music.
After a couple of remixes, live releases and EPs, SaffronKeira’s debut album «A New Life» saw the light of the day in July 2012 and the press responded with reviews such as «The evolving tracks take on a hypnotic atmosphere, swirling just below the line of consciousness, where the received and the perceived datum collide, creating a brand new universe, space and dimension. A New Life is an album that will surely grab your attention if you are a fan of digital darkness and analog void by artists such as Murcof, Jasper TX, Hecq, Cindytalk, The Caretaker, Andy Stott, Raime» (Headphone Commute) or «As SaffronKeira, Caria’s music could easily fall into the realms of experimental electronica and dark ambient, frequencies of electronic IDM and minimalistic beats that edge close to techno, but it goes much deeper, and darker, than that.» (A Closer Listen).
Only half a year after his impressive debut, SaffronKeira returns with another concept album, entitled «Tourette». While «A New Life» dealt with transition, maturation, the white and black parts of life, the common theme of «Tourette» seem to be neurological diseases. And indeed, it is not difficult to imagine the vast neural network of the human brain while listening to «Tourette», to visualize how electric impulses switch from neuron to neuron, follow various paths in the cerebral cortex, spread and recombine and eventually are lead astray or possible meet a damaged nerve cell. Eugenio Caria manages to capture the complexity, fragility and inscrutability of these processes in his usual mixture of very abstract electronic parts on the one hand and extremly warm layers of sound on the other hand. Finishing with the epic «The Hope», «Tourette» leaves the listener in a puzzled situation, as he soon realises that it poses more questions than answers. For fans of FENNESZ, MURCOF, MAX RICHTER, ARVO PART, etc.