July 9, 2024

SINE launches all-new album ‘Luxuria’ in a production by Claus Larsen


SINE launches all-new album 'Luxuria' in a production by Claus Larsen

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(Photo by Maf Lewis) On Friday, January 19, Austin (TX) based band SINE (the project by Rona Rougeheart) will release a new album entitled “Luxuria”. “Luxuria” was produced by Danish industrial artist and producer Claus Larsen from Leaether Strip. The album will be available on digital, CD, and vinyl formats, and pre-orders are already open on Bandcamp through eMERGENCY heARTS and Re:Mission Entertainment.

Here’s what Claus says about working on the album: “Working on these great songs was hyper-inspiring for me. It was such a pleasure to be let into her dark universe with its slow, captivating grooves. Rona (Rougeheart) has huge talent, and working with a fellow artist with such passion is an honor for me.”

Rona Rougeheart adds: “When I sent Claus my demos for the album, I didn’t have any particular direction in mind for him. I didn’t want to influence him. I wanted him to be inspired in the moment. The final production of the songs he sent back was everything I hoped for in our collaboration and more!”

Along with Larsen, hip hop producer AwareNess from Denver (CO) also contributed to the album with a song entitled ‘Dark Matters’. It was the last song added to the album, resulting from a collaboration between AwareNess and SINE.

Rona explains how the collaboration came about: “I had been discussing a potential collaboration with the artists Time and AwareNess (who have a project called calm.) for a while. It wasn’t until one day when AwareNess randomly sent me a music sample and asked for my thoughts. I liked it but suggested, “You can go darker…like, way darker”. He quickly returned with a sample of the darkest, sexiest soundtrack, which was incredible! It’s one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to do more with him!”

The album also saw additional production, mixing, and mastering by another Denver-based artist and producer, Chase Dobson. Dobson’s resume includes production work for Curse Mackey’s two solo albums, various solo endeavors, and live production with artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, M83, Tycho, Rüfüs Du Sol, and Röyksopp.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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