FAST DE shares new single "Sight Inside" + New album out 22nd July via Bloomer Records

FAST DE shares new single "Sight Inside" Hear / Share HERE Stream HERE Debut album “Sight Inside” out 22nd July via Bloomer Records

Today, Dutch composer and bassist Daniël Eskens has the title track from his much anticipated debut album “Sight Inside”. Having cut his teeth playing in various indie and jazz outfits such as Jo Goes Hunting, Opera Alaska, and Karsu, the album marks his first solo outing after years spent composing and experimenting in his studio. The album is due out 22nd July via independent Amsterdam label, Bloomer Records (Nana Adjoa, Future Husband, Micro Talk + more).

Combining a diverse array of influences—from Billy Strayhorn to Soulwax, Bela Bartok to Brian Wilson—Esken's sound culminates in something that is entirely borderless, bridging glitchy electronic music, avant-jazz, modern psych, and alt-pop. On their new single, FAST DE continue to push the envelope of their borderless sound combining effected groove-heavy basslines, with hook-driven guitars, astral synths, and deceptively intricate drum breaks.

Speaking on the new single, Eskens says, “Sight Inside is a track about the process of overthinking something. Every sound is a thought, and they play and communicate with each other as if they’re having a discussion. These sounds all start apart from each other and have their own subdivisions, but eventually end up as one organic sound, or one conclusion. I’m trying to show the process of looking at a problem from different angles and having a discussion with yourself. Then getting lost in all these perspectives and eventually ending up thinking you found the answer, but actually you realize that you know to less to really say something.”


"Sight Inside" follows the release of FAST DE's debut single "Miss Trutti Finally Found Her Gem", which was announced last month alongside an innovative visual, which was created by audio-visual composer and software developer Tarik Barri, who is known for his work collaborating with artists like Thom Yorke, Paul Jebanasam, Nicolas Jaar, and Robert Henke.


Speaking on the video, Barri says, “The track has a beautiful, ever-evolving energy, and I felt the best way to express this was by dancing to it. So I pointed the webcam at myself to try and capture this physical expression as a foundation, as a canvas to then further paint on. I then applied some self-made visuals using a program called Videosync, which basically turns Ableton Live (a music sequencer) into an amazingly flexible visual creation tool. With Videosync, you can add visual instruments and effects to Live: instead of using tracks to create music, you can use them to create and manipulate visuals. Volume faders become brightness faders, midi notes create colours, and you can manipulate and “play” these video tracks alongside the audio tracks, all in realtime.

Since I am one of the programmers of this software, I get to put my ideas into this software, and the creation of this video clip definitely inspired the design of some of the instruments and effects I used here. Some of these are still under development but I’m looking forward to soon releasing them for use by other people, as well.”

With their debut album “Sight Inside” on the horizons, this new single invites you into FAST DE’s kaleidoscopic world of complex rhythms, spirited improv, and playful melodies, and with new live dates on the horizon there is no better time to discover them.

June 30th: Doelen Studio - Rotterdam (NL)

July 2nd: Tweetakt Festival - Utrecht (NL)

July 20th: Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen (NL)

August 6th: Amersfoort Jazz Festival - Amersfoort (NL)

August 19/20th: De Ruimte Festival @ Sexyland - Amsterdam (NL)

October 28th: RAUW Festival @ Rotown - Rotterdam (NL)

“Sight Inside” is out 22nd July via Bloomer Records – Pre-order HERE


“Sight Inside”

Bloomer Records


1. Hopelijk

2. AH

3. Miss Trutti Finally Found Her Gem

4. Good To Get Lost

5. W.T.M.W.O.M.

6. Was Dat

7. Sight Inside

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