Renard - Waking Up In A Different World (CD)

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Release Date: 10/09/20

Markus Reinhardt, the founder of Echo Award-winning, Gold & Platinum-selling Wolfsheim presents his new project RENARD.

Markus Reinhardt, the founder of Echo Award-winning, Gold & Platinum-selling Wolfsheim presents his most personal, authentic work to date: WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD from his new project RENARD.
'The end of Wolfsheim motivated me to reinvent myself. A process that was urgently needed. With Renard, I'm more with myself. ' Reinhardt says of RENARD, 'My album combines the sound & mood of the 80s with the stylistic devices of today.'

RENARD showcases Reinhardt's signature intimate songwriting in symbiosis with renowned producers Oliver Blair (Ladytron, Client, Soho-dolls, Kelli Ali / Sneaker Pimps) & the Hamburg Chaos Compressor Club (Neon black, Moddi, Marv, Steakknife, Love A, illegal colors).
Vocal duties on the album are shared by a selection of well-known talented musicians.
Pascal Finkenauer (JAW), who is also featured on 'Junkyards,' lends his special timbre to the lead single 'Travel In Time', a perfect modern synthpop dance track. On 'The Meissen Figurine,' urban-folk singer Joseh brings a sense of uplifting spirituality to the song. On 'Heresy,' the vocals are stunningly curated by British vocalist Sarah Blackwood (Client, Dubstar). Greek multiple award-winning vocalist/composer Marietta Fafouti lends her beautiful voice to 'Restless,' & Eliza Hiscox (royalchord) - from Berlin, by way of Australia, is enchanting on 'My Heart's Still Shaking'.
'Hotel' & 'Damn Happy' sees RENARD collaborate with legendary ALPAHVILLE vocalist Marian Gold. Reinhardt & Gold share a mutual admiration of each other's work, & for Gold, singing for any act other than an ALPHAVILLE is an extraordinary occasion.

WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is an apt title for RENARD's splendid debut album. The project is an ambitious musical rebirth of Reinhardt post-WOLFSHEIM. While RENARD is deeply rooted in the independent music scene of the 80's, WAKING UP IN A DIFFERENT WORLD is a contemporary, modern take on synthpop. A multifaceted & emotionally dense work of art.

Label: Metropolis Records
Genre: Electronic/DJ/Scratch
Language: English
Run Time: 36 mins

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