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Yannick Aellen Scares Up Some Electro-Pop

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Yannick Aellen Scares Up Some Electro-Pop

My first impression of Yannick Aellen's Dark Crooning EP...UTTER TERROR. This is one dark bit of electro pop. While not quite as frightening as Nick Cave, Aellen comes pretty close. THIS is the type of music you would expect to hear on the soundtrack of an edgy horror movie.
His Dark Crooning EP was released on August 6th and features three dark, morbid electro-pop tracks that may very well make getting to sleep tonight difficult.  "Crooning" is the first of four EPs to come from Aellen and I have to say, I'm intrigued by this guy.  With the sheer number of press releases I get in my inbox, it was Aellen's background in "management, casting, choreography and creative support for various fashion labels and events" that caught my eye.  What an INTERESTING lead in to music.  Makes a lot of sense if you think about it.  "The Devil (Is A Woman I Never Slept With)" is already being used on the catwalk by Berlin fashion label Kaviar Gauche.  Aellen's music is also a favorite for British/Taiwanese label Victim by Mei Hui Liu.  In addition, Aellen has lent his talents to big name designers including Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Todd Lynn as well as to stars like Vanessa Paradis and Patrick Wolf.  He also served as a judge on two seasons of Switzerland's Next Supermodel.  Despite having a busy career in fashion and the arts, Yannick Aellen has actually been making music as a singer/songwriter for years.
I have to say, this was an unexpected surprise. Check out the STUNNING artwork and photography from Adrian Ehrat and Silvio Waser.

Check out "The Devil (Is A Woman I Never Slept With)" below and download the EP on iTunes.

The devil (is a woman i never slept with) by yannickaellen

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