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Premiere: S. Channel – Distant Shores

Near to two years on since his latest solo release on Gnork imprint, Outskirts, French producer Vincent Ribault aka S. Channel makes a comeback with ‘Distant Shores‘ – his second outing on Berlin-based outlet Freund Der Familie after contributing a track to the label’s ‘FDF SOUL #3 / SEML 01‘ VA, released in collaboration with Ribault’s own collective, SEML, back in 2016.

Exploring lushly-textured ambient tableaux in all their breadth and depth, S. Channel delivers a vibrant atmospheric piece that’s both grounded in organicity and largely ethereal, unshackled from all sense of gravity-enslaved materiality to better reach higher spiritual spheres.

Streaming in full over our channels today, the heartbroken title-track ‘Distant Shores‘ steers its listener amidst frozen lakescapes and dew-covered fields on a peaceful Sunday morning. Forlorn yet traversed by a hopeful, optimistic light, it’s music for the daydreamers and the shoegazers, those who love and those who care. An end-to-end riveting piece of simple yet astonishing beauty.

Distant Shores is released via Freund Der Familie on 20th January, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.


A1. Whisper
A2. Disrupt
A3. Ambexp1 (Demi Monde Mix)
B1. Deeply Rooted
B2. Swing In Pads (Synsonics Fix)
B3. Distant Shores

Discover more about S. Channel and Freund Der Familie on Inverted Audio.

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