WL//WH Premiere: FIR CONE CHILDREN get stuck with their “Knees In The Sand (ft. Krissy Vanderwoude)”

WL//WH Premiere  Fir Cone Children

Photo by Ulrike Donat

On “It Chooses You” Fir Cone Children sound hazy and foggy while at the same time offering fast-paced songs. It’s just become a little more reflective.Alexander Donat

The dream-punk moniker, Fir Cone Children, led by the mercurial Berlin-based German musician, producer, visual artist and book author, as well as head of Blackjack Illuminist Records, Alexander Donat, (a.k.a. Vlimmer, Leonard Las Vegas, Feverdreamt, Infravoids), is born with the goal to dedicate each of his Fir Cone Children yearly albums to his two daughters. On the upcoming full-length number seven, “It Chooses You”, the title reflects the feeling of the previous pandemic-afflicted months…

no matter what we decide, we cannot actively choose our own fate, things – good and bad – happen”. Growing up in the year 2021 is certainly not easy for a child, but as long as you carry a positive attitude in your heart and enjoy a healthy social environment there’s a good chance you can put up with it.

WL//WH is pleased to premiere the second preview from the LP, “Knees In The Sand”, featuring Krissy Vanderwoude of Whimsical and The Churchhill Garden on guest vocals. The biographical lyrics relive a family field trip to Bradenburg, Germany, where a wrong turn leads to hours of drama, trauma, and youthful imaginations as a modern dad and his two young daughters have a surprise showdown with a secret sandpit of doom.

Steeped in ethereally feverish moods, “Knees In The Sand” blows warm glowing synth swathes through tumultuous dragging rhythms, murky reverbs, sinuous rumbling bass lines, and an intoxicating array of soaring male/female vocal harmonies adrift in high-strung anxiety and ominous baritone mishaps, to release the whimsical charm of the lyrical narrative into a stripped-down pause of rambunctious drum beats, obsessively pulsing low ends and penetrating guitar slivers, ploughing relentless nervous dancing energies through the lively tale of animated dread.

Fir Cone Children‘s 7th album “It Chooses You” is going to be released, CD/Cassette/Digital, on December 3, 2021 via Blackjack Illuminist Records.

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Photo by Ulrike Donat