THE NEW MOURNING + PERSO REBONE
The New Mourning is the new song-writing vehicle of musician and recording engineer Thomas Pronai. Pronai has been around for nearly two decades recording many legendary acts from the Austrian music scene (Der Nino aus Wien, Ernst Molden, Ja, Panik just to name a few) in addition to his own band projects (The Beautiful Kantine Band, Bo Candy and his Broken Hearts).
The sound is as simple as the songs. A stoic drum beat over a bare song usually constructed around two chords, eschewing any special effects or manipulation. But the most significant feature of the New Mourning sound is that Pronai places most of the hook and melody lines on the bass, using his instrument much like a lead guitar.
In January 2019 Pronai found himself laying the tracks for two new songs onto the Studer 16-track tape machine of the London-based James Hoare. Well up with the work-flow of an all analogue studio, he recorded all the instruments and vocals within one day, mixing it onto a two-track tape recorder the very next morning and flying back to Austria with two finished songs in the bag.
Those two songs will be released by Augsburg based DIY label 'Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten' on a limited 7” edition (200 copies) later this year followed by a club tour..
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