Berlin based musician Niklas Kramer aka Still Parade is bringing his dreamy psych pop sound into mid 80s territory with his new EP “Kindness”. Following last year’s debut album “Concrete Vision” and playing shows and festivals all over Europe, “Kindness” is Kramer’s first release of new music in over a year. “Kindness” combines drum machines, bell sounds and warm synth pads with timeless pop songwriting. The EP was recorded over the span of five days and serves as an spiritual interlude between Concrete Vision and a new full length album set to be released in 2018. Crafted around personal experience the songs are dealing with different topics like restlessness, uncertainty and intimacy.
Niklas’ Statement: “After working on a new album for most of the year and just feeling stuck for a while I felt the urge to focus on something else. I started revisiting unreleased and unfinished songs I had written over the last few years. I rearranged parts, changed some of the words and sequenced the instruments and then recorded them straight to tape. I tried to keep the process as straightforward as possible and not to overthink any of my decisions. I always want to make music that is real to me and these song capture the feeling of this one weird week in August.”
“Smart songwriting, inventive production … a dreamy, soft, shimmering sound” – The Guardian
“... pop dissonance tied in with a lofty and galactic feel.” – Stereogum
“As crisp as an April morning and packed full of unseasonable warmth” – DIY