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Format 2CD Box
SKU S115062
Release Date Mar 15, 2013
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Almost 8 years have passed since the release of "Nemesis". Shaun Frandsen started recording new
music again, but he has changed with time, he aged and started reflecting on the music from his youth.
He went through a nostalgic period and ‘Phoenix’ is clearly a very personal album for Shaun Frandsen,
almost an autobiographical journey: "I wrote it as an ode for those who have inspired me the most. I
didn’t hide my heart at all," he says.
This album begins rough, dark and chaotic, sometimes sad. On "Phoenix", GLIS took a bit of Bowie and
Eno and a classic-era 4AD sound to create the ambiance and grabbed some inspiration from Nine Inch
Nails, Underworld and Joy Division for the body of the music. It's when female vocalist Lauren Krothe is
introduced on the album that ushers in the transition from darkness to light, lo-fi darkwave with an
ethereal hint to Cocteau Twins. Then come the anthemic and hooky "Crush" and the instant hit "Stars in
the Sea" which both end the journey on a hopeful positive outlook and loop with the opening and closing
groovey track "Apocalypse Parties" that will remind you of the early WaxTrax electro/industrial sound with
a touch of melodic modernity.
By writing it with his heart, Shaun Frandsen definitely accomplished something personal and meaningful
with this album, giving integrity and soul to "Phoenix", a chef d'oeuvre which falls down and rebuilds itself
in a way that follows the fabled cycle. The track-list is set up in the same way. It's an ode to GLIS' past but
also a nod to the future…
01 apocalypse parties 02 insomniac 03 dead set 7am 04 keep the memory 05 death by misadventure
06 burned up 07 seconds 08 coldheart tempo 09 reprise: the way you're falling 10 take it this far
11 watch over you 12 blue sky night 13 crush 14 stars in the sea
15 apocalypse parties (trashed by ELLIOTT BERLIN)

The deluxe carton box edition of the album holds an additional extended booklet and a bonus disc
with exclusive bonus tracks...
Tracks CD2 (with the limited edition only):   01 - 08 instrumental no.1 – instrumental no.8


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