The latest version of The Presets’ “Promises”, remixed by Berlin-based composer/producer Nils Frahm, premiered today on WNYC Soundcheck, stream it here (please post and share). Nils Frahm is celebrated for his unconventional approach to classical piano, which has won him fans around the world including Thom Yorke who featured one of his songs on Radiohead’s HQ office chart. Nils re-imagines The Presets’ “Promises”, setting his neoclassical slant on the track. It’s a full circle moment for The Presets who are both classically trained musicians.
The Presets release a remix bundle of the “Promises” single tomorrow (Tuesday, December 4). The bundle includes remixes by Australian ex-pat Plastic Plates, Finland’s Luomo, France’s Lifelike, and the above neo-classical reworking by German composer Nils Frahm.
STREAM/EMBED “PROMISES (NILS FRAHM REMIX) HERE
“Promises” is the second official single from The Presets’ acclaimed third album Pacifica. In Australia Pacifica debuted at #3 on the charts (and #2 on iTunes) and has been nominated for national radio station Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year (announced November 23).
Praise for Pacifica
“From word one to the closing synth note signifying The End, Pacifica is a literary and musical sensation worthy of true scholarly attention.”
– Consequence of Sound
“One of the best things to happen to modern music.” – LA Music Blog
Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.
In Australia, initial critical acclaim for Pacifica is nothing short of staggering, debuting at #3 on the Australian charts (and peaking at #2 on the iTunes charts):
“One of the year’s most exciting, mainstream-shaking statements.”
****½ Herald Sun
“The list of things the Presets can’t do is getting smaller by the day; the tally of successes, on the other hand, keeps expanding.”
**** Sydney Morning Herald
“Pacifica is a deceptively deep, rich surprise package.”
**** Rolling Stone (Australia)
“An album of the year contender.” Daily Telegraph
The Presets’ ‘PACIFICA’ is available in the US via Casablanca Records