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Karl Sölve Steven Announces Auckland Launch Event + Unveils Dream Chambers Remix

Karl Sölve Steven Announces Auckland Launch Event + Unveils Dream Chambers Remix

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Geoff Steven / Wednesday 26th April, 2023 1:06PM

One of Aotearoa's most trailblazing musical figures of the past three decades, from youthful smash hits with Supergroove right up to his multiple award winning contemporary soundtrack compositions (including Come To Daddy and Black Hands) and beyond, Karl Sölve Steven is releasing All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche (The Remixes) on 6th July via Sunreturn — showcasing reworks of his 2022 debut solo album by some of our top electronic innovators. Based in Pārāwai (Thames), the moustachioed NZ / Swedish studio mastermind has shared an elegantly meditative track from the new collection, conjured into reality by Dream Chambers, the project of Pōneke / Nashville artist Jess Chambers. Steven will be celebrating in style with a multi-venue release event at Tāmaki's The Wine Cellar and Backroom on 21st July, accommodating a stunning lineup of contributors to the record including Liam K. Swiggs, Sonya Waters, Stef Animal, Grecco Romank, Gayblade (the dungeon synth project of Amamelia and Baby Zionov) and Steven himself — grip the official details for this special event below...

"I love the Dream Chambers adaptation. It's sort of grown the track into another dimension that makes the original feel like a roadmap while this is the actual terrain. It's pretty magical to hear it brought to life in this way; it's like going to sleep having sketched the first sentence of a novel in a notebook and waking up to find the whole thing written." — Karl Sölve Steven

"I immediately loved the song's meditative quality... I took Karl's bass synth progression as a jumping off point and created some arpeggios over top using my modular synthesizers. I expanded the chord sequence to have a Dream Chambers-esque melodic build. Added some more synths cause I love them and it's fun to layer melody on melody. Then added Karl's synths and drums back in for extra vibe and a nice crescendo at the end. I also added my voice to create a duet with Karl's spoken word and some backing harmonies in the chorus.

I'm really happy with it! When I was working on this track last year I had a lot of uncertainty in my life and being able to accentuate the optimism of the song and make it into a positive mantra of sorts was really soothing for me. As the song says 'It will all be a whole lot clearer in the cold light of day.' I interpreted that as 'Tomorrow is a new day and everything is going to be ok.'" — Dream Chambers

Karl Sölve Steven - All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche (the Remixes) Release Show
with Liam K. Swiggs, Sonya Waters, Stef Animal, Grecco Romank, Gayblade (audio / visual experience)
Friday 21st July - The Wine Cellar & Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

'All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche (The Remixes)' releases in full on Thursday 6th July via Sunreturn.


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Karl Sölve Steven - All Of Human Emotion... (the Remixes) Release Show
Fri 21st Jul 7:45pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland