After garnering millions of streams with their debut EP on bitbird “Lights”, Berlin-based sibling duo TWO LANES have returned to the label with an extended version of the EP, mirroring TWO LANES’ unique musical backgrounds and creative production processes with two remixes, two full piano versions and a completely new track called “Feel”.
With one background in electronic and the other in classical music, TWO LANES’ output has always been the distinctive result of creatively mixing both worlds. The extended version of “Lights”, however, is an even closer representation of this. Opening with the title track, which clearly contains these classical influences, the EP first takes you through the six previously released EP tracks. One more electronic than the other, each song is the clear result of the duo’s experimental recording techniques successfully capturing their piano and analogue gear. With the seventh track, we land on TWO LANES’ latest creation “Feel”, a more piano-heavy, emotional song and the most recent result of the brother’s creative endeavors.
“During the process of making this EP we have been experimenting a lot with recording techniques to capture the sound of the piano and analogue gear. We like the fact that this EP reflects our musical journey in so many ways – and ’Feel’ is the most recent result of our creative endeavors. You can hear quite a lot of room hiss and other artifacts in the piano recording – which is amplified by processing such as EQing, compression, and side chaining. It adds a very special color and makes the track come alive.”
After the disappearance of the piano, the extended EP ends with two full-piano tracks, finishing the story of TWO LANES’ creative processes often with where they start. With a feeling and a piano, in their home studio in Berlin.
Finishing 2020 on a good note, TWO LANES will be back in 2021 with more creative endeavors to share their output from.