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Starwalker presents Losers Can Win EP

French ambient icon Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air, Tomorrow's World) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang) have released their long-awaited debut EP as collaborative electro-pop effort Starwalker.

Starwalker presents Losers Can Win EP. Photo by Jeaneen Lund Photo by Jeaneen Lund

French ambient icon Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air, Tomorrow's World) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang) have released their long-awaited debut EP as collaborative electro-pop effort Starwalker.

Following on from their separate successes - including Air’s critically acclaimed 1998 debut ‘Moon Safari’ - together the pair make celestial music that is all at once shadowy, poetic and vibrant.

While the EP's title track features the calming timbre of Israeli singer-songwriter Keren Ann, filled with mellow guitar strums and deep electronic notes, second track ‘Bad Weather’ is more strongly reminiscent of Air’s characteristic chilled style - all hushed, ethereal harmonies, spacey sounds and slightly melancholic melodies.

The EP also includes an intricate remix of ‘Bad Weather’ by award-winning Icelandic electro-pop quartet Bloodgroup, whose lo-fi interpretation beautifully complements the duo's layered sound.

Starwalker - Losers Can Win EP
Release date March 2014
Label Prototyp Recording / Bang ehf

Tracklist
1. Losers Can Win
2. Bad Weather
3. Moral Sex
4. Losers Can Win (All That You've Got)
5. Bad Weather (Bloodgroup Remix)