We announce the release of Christian Löffler’s album Parallels: Shellac Reworks as part of the DG initiative The Shellac Project. The German conceptual artist and composer reworks tracks by some of the greatest composers who ever lived, including J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin and steps away from well-trodden paths to create his own interpretations of classical greats, opening up a welcome dialogue between past and present. Christian Löffler has become internationally renowned for his strain of emotional electronic music, and in bringing these illustrious composers into his realm he is not only paying tribute to them but also re-inserting their music into contemporary discourse: “I hope my interpretations reach out to people who wouldn’t usually listen to the old masters. There is so much strength, youth and wildness inside this timeless music.”
The album is released 12 February, 2021 and is available for pre-order now. Check out the new pre-release track Moldau.