GIL (aka Gil Schneider)’s Storm Salon EP is out via Berlin’s Yegorka on February 26, with a music video for ‘Halo1’ premiering on AQNB today. The Berlin-based producer and DJ has put out records with Stockholm/Zürich’s Country Music, along with two EPs on Aïsha Devi-founded label Danse Noire, including last year’s Infolding.
While earlier music has combined GIL’s focus on beats and noise with classical music elements, this EP leans fully in to the latter orchestral parts of his practice. Storm Salon‘s compositions were written for his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Birthday of the Infanta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2019, which were then revised and recorded for the release. ‘Halo1’ is a melancholic piano and violin number, here accompanied by a video directed by Clemens Stumpf and featuring perhaps the artist’s own interpretation of the story’s two protagonists—a princess and a ‘monster’—moving through German public space.**