It seems like every time I visit DFA Records’ website I find something new and interesting. Â Today that something was Dan Bodan’s upcoming album “Soft.” Â To me it’s a bit like if James Blake didn’t take himself so seriously. Â Bodan’s voice glides smoothly on the surface of the backing track like a duck on a calm lake, making not a ripple to distort the serene atmosphere of the record.
PREORDER ITEM SHIPS OCT 28. We have a limited number of copies available on Pink Vinyl, out of a total edition of 600. Move quick.
The cassette is an edition of 300, and is a special split release with Vancouver's 1080p.
Includes a digital download on release day. Preorders come with a download of "Soft As Rain" and "Jaws Of Life".
Comes in a custom matte sleeve with spot gloss and foil embellishments. Album illustrations courtesy of contemporary artist Julien Ceccaldi. This is one of the nicest records we have ever pressed. I promise.
â€śI write about the things I know, but it should be interesting for other people. So I want it to be like a really great roman-a-clef, or reading your older sisters diary.â€ť - Dan Bodan
â€śSoftâ€ť, the new album from Dan Bodan, is a rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia. Co-produced with Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man) and featuring M.E.S.H., 18+, Great Skin, Latisha Faulkner, Dena Yago, and Stadium.
Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the cityâ€™s underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the cityâ€™s unique mixture of crumbling old-world european values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.
Working together with a team of world-class producers, poets and artists, he writes songs to fit comfortably in that space between the finger and the mousepad, the bedroom and the club, the earth and the ether.
â€śHe blows in like a sweet guardian angel over the beat, making a track so light it feels almost like daylight peeking into a dark nightclub.â€ť
- The Fader
â€śThe real star is his voice, which quivers as it rises and falls through each line, powerful but slightly fragileâ€ť
- Resident Advisor
A Soft Opening
Soft As Rain
For Heaven's Sake (Let's Fall In Love) <3
Jaws of Life
Good Time Summer
Listen on Spotify
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive