CFCF RELEASES DEBUT FULL-LENGTH CONTINENT
Montreal-based DJ and electronic artist CFCF (aka Michael Silver) recently released his full-length debut, Continent, on Paper Bag Records. The twelve-track album (which features Silver's own spin on Fleetwood Mac's song "Big Love") is the follow up to CFCF's set of celebrated EPs, Panesian Nights and The Explorers (featuring label mate Sally Shapiro), both released earlier this year.
CFCF has been creating tracks since his pre-teens and has only begun to present his music publicly in the last couple of years. CFCF's career began to take off with his contest winning remix of Crystal Castles' "Air War," and has followed up with a chain reaction of official remixes for talents such as Sally Shapiro, The Presets, HEALTH, The Teenagers, and Hearts Revolution among many others.
"For the songs on this album I usually started with an idea in mind of a specific atmosphere I wanted to convey," says Silver. "That atmosphere, whether it was something hazy, nostalgic, otherworldly or unsettling, was always the first thing to come to a track. The songs range from mid-tempo nu-disco to balearic, house to ambient. Often the basis of the atmosphere was culled from films by Werner Herzog, Michael Mann, David Lynch, and David Cronenberg as well as countless musical influences including Arthur Russell, Saint Etienne, and Tangerine Dream."
Praise for CFCF:
"Like many people his age, Silver obsesses over childhood ephemera. But rather than sate his yearnings with late night eBay binges on Ghostbusters memorabilia, he resurrects '80s keys and synths, modifying them into a hybrid of sturdy structure mixed with vintage minor chord melody." - The Fader Gen F Feature
"The first sounds... are a slow, bouncing beat matched by a handful of poignant synth tones that could have swirled straight from the hands of a lovesick android... Continent is loaded with disco, boogie, Italo, and house influences..." - XLR8R Artists To Watch
"CFCF's debut album 'Continent' glides along as if soundtracking its own slick future noir film...sure-footed, elegantly stated electro-pop."- Pitchfork Rising Artist
See the video for "Crystal Nights," off CFCF's Panesian Nights EP, here.