Stream: Thomas Azier – Hylas 001

There are celestial events that are suspended from the stars. Thomas is one of those musical and human encounters.
One of those voices that touch you deeply, that just awake you to feel the emotions you are trying to forget.

These songs make you want to walk barefoot in the snow and shouting loudly to break up your voice, to finally feel free for just a moment .
And then there are these striking synths and  harmonics loops.
And suddenly, you want to keep your eyes fixed there in space and just learn again to breathe.

Thomas Azier is a pop-electronic music artist, based in Berlin. After spending the past 4 years tirelessly honing his sound Thomas Azier has emerged with his debut EP “Hylas 001, released on his own label Hylas Records/BMG Rights Management and gearing up for “Hylas 002″ release on 10/23. Exploring the inherent power of pop and its ability to transcend, communicate, and af- fect on mass .

Thomas Azier’s epic sound is both nostalgic, and current; revisiting the sparkle and magic of the genre, so often ignored in the post-internet music era.

Growing up in a small town in the Netherlands, Azier began making music because there wasn’t really anything else to do. Too broke to buy analogue gear, and hungry for means of expression, Azier, like many young musicians today, began producing tracks on his computer. At 19, Azier moved to Berlin on a naive and ambitious whim. Immediately inspired by the pulse and atmosphere of the city, he began experimenting with his voice, also adding new equipment to his practice. Layering his productions with dramatic symphonic vocals, and an aggressive number of synthesizers, his work began to tell the stories of his new life, the music communicating this evolution with emotive, passionate, unabashed fervor.

Bridging the analogue and digital worlds with symphonic precision, his music is an anthem for the present, pulling from the past, looking to the future, a synthesis of time, sound, and story. Pop music, which sways between hope and despair-speaking of the nuanced permutations of youth’s mood and feeling.

The 24-year old multi-instrumentalist is now working on his debut album, which follows his first EP “Hylas 001” and a second EP “Hylas 002” due out in October 2012.

Fans can grab a FREE download of the EP for the low cost of a Facebook “like” HERE .

Be on the look out for “Hylas 002″ on 10/23/12 and here is a video of Red Eyes:

Directed by Sander Houtkruijer and Imri Kahn. Cinematography by Lauro Cress.