Catalogue Nr. mind148
Release Date: 2010-05-21
available as Download and CD
Anything That Gets You Through The Night
|1.||Beyond The Gate|
|3.||All The Time|
|10.||In Your Sleep|
|11.||Save My Soul|
Anything That Gets You Through The Night...
Edge Of Dawn - “Anything That Gets You Through The Night” – “Anything that lets you survive this night” is an unusual title for Edge Of Dawn's second album, a collaboration between the creative Mario Schumacher and Seabound-singer and Professor of Psychology, Frank M. Spinath. They already caused quite a stir with their début album “Enjoy The Fall” which was cited as one of the best Electronic albums in 2007.
The dark story behind the following release concerns an erotic meeting in a hotel between a woman and a mysterious man. At dawn, only a gutted hotel room remains. “Anything That Gets You Through The Night” describes the tightrope walk of the protagonists between power, fear and aggression in one night, whose disastrous course is described in the large-scaled booklet.
Compared to the first album, Edge Of Dawn has been able to develop stylistically and deliver a surprisingly melodic concept album, despite the hypnotic darkness. A mirror image to the project's name, the atmosphere switches frequently between “bright” and “dark” poles and navigates perfectly the grey No man's land in between. The repertoire includes the majestic orchestral “Capture”, the danceable but intelligent “Stage Fright” and also a hypnotic, melodic duet “Beyond The Gate” with the Iris singer Reagan Jones.
Edge Of Dawn presents a stylistically mixed album which will set a new standard to the electronic genre. A pioneering, addictive and rich masterpiece, it plays in the premier league, along with the best albums of Covenant, VNV Nation or Deine Lakaien.
One of the high points of the album is the song „Lucid Dreams“, for which a video was filmed in early 2011. Edge Of Dawn singer Frank M. Spinath explains the story told in the song:
“During my US tour with Seabound and Iris in Spring 2008 I heard a lot of different stories, some of them downright unsettling. One story in particular I found so fascinating that I eventually wrote it down, and out of that came the lyrics to “Lucid Dreams“.
A friend of mine was at a club and was approached by two attractive women who, under the auspices of taking him to a private party, got him into their car. In the car, together with the two women, was an unknown driver. After a short drive they picked up a rather grim and silent figure in a hooded sweatshirt who didn’t say a word. After a long drive, the group arrived at the rather distant locale where the party was apparently taking place, which turned out to be a desolate and solitary house. At this point, my friend became seriously concerned about his well being, and began to imagine that he was a pawn in some kind of foul plot. He eventually managed to escape through a bathroom window and ran for his life, hiding out for several hours in a cornfield until daybreak. This is an absolutely true story and so vividly did my friend relate to me his experience that I could do nothing but set it to lyrics, which contain some lines exactly as he told them to me, and many details of the original story.“
Edge Of Dawn - "Lucid Dreams" / Directed by Steffan Schulz 2011
"Edge Of Dawn is now back on track with their 2nd album, which is a little jewel. Edge Of Dawn shows a noticeable evolution in sound and production. Their debut album already got positive feedback while the new album is much better."
"Edge Of Dawn delivers a true masterpiece. Just stunning! With heavy beats and pounding rhythms blended with amazing vocals and beautiful melodies, over the course of both danceable and slower tracks, “Anything That Gets You Through The Night” is an outstanding album and can’t be missed. It shouldn’t be missed!"
"My pleadings and prayers were definitely heard with 'Anything That Gets You Through The Night'. Not only does it once again stand-out with its intelligent lyrics that provide fodder for the brain, it also succeeds in carefully expanding the Edge Of Dawn sound cosmos while not throwing well-tried signatures aboard. The album shows the duo audibly matured in all departments."
- Reflections Of Darkness
"The sound of the album is mainly contemporary, far away from much of the current retro trend, making Edge of Dawn interesting not only for synthpop or EBM fans, but also techno freaks may get a kick out of this gem."
- Release Music Magazine
"Anything That Gets You Through the Night is an album with has had a lot of attention been paid to details to make it sound at its best. The sound is dynamic, layered and the songs itself sometimes need several plays before they give away its secrets."
"This is a must for all the fans of electronic music. It is filled with soul, harmony and great knowledge of music creation. This is simply great."