Parra For Cuva – Mood in C: Track Premiere

Listen to the new Parra For Cuva track Mood in C

Feature by Music Team | 14 Feb 2017
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Mood in C is the new EP by Parra for Cuva, to be released on 17 Feb via Project Mooncircle.

German-born Nicolas Demuth, aka PFC, took an early interest in the piano, first in Debussy's style, and later the work of jazz pianists. Demuth moved to Berlin to study Audio Design and since the release of his 2013 Fading Nights EP he has risen to prominence with a catalogue of slow, well-crafted and melody-laden electronica. His 2016 album Darwis was one of our top albums of the year, so you could say we’re fans!

Drawing influences from organic electronic outfits such as Bonobo, Tycho and Four Tet, Parra For Cuva’s approach towards composition draws heavily on the use of live instrumentation, thick, layered effects and the use of often quirky melodies and motifs. A broad range of production influences is apparent, with the whole sound encapsulated in a mellow, percussively textured wash, that's at once unobtrusive and cultured.

Following Darwis, this latest release from Parra For Cuva is a collection of songs that have been created in and around the last year. The title song Mood in C was composed after the Ethiopian pentatonic scale, deeply intertwined with the music and spirituality of the people but also the war-torn history of the country. The cut combines guitar effects with synths, with all sounds recorded analog with the help of effects units. All percussion on the EP was either recorded on journeys and travels, or at home with everyday objects, to give it a unique sound.

Of Mood in C Demuth tells The Skinny: "It was sometime in early 2016 where Berlin (felt) a little bit like a Siberian town and everybody (locked themselves) away. I guess I made a few tracks that reminded me of these times."

The Mood in C EP is released on 17 Feb via Project Mooncircle and available to pre-order here